Spanish

The Spanish language courses, as an integral part of the humanities program, prepare students for transfer to a university with strong second language skills and knowledge about cultural attitudes of Spanish speakers.

In addition to careers in education and business, Spanish provides occupational opportunities in all areas in which it is advantageous to be bilingual in English and Spanish. This skill is especially useful in California. Knowledge of Spanish may complement careers such as foreign service officer, foreign correspondent, travel agent, teacher, international banker, lawyer, export and import employee, legal secretary, receptionist, nurse, interpreter, social worker, government employee and medical doctor.

The curriculum of Santa Barbara City College’s Spanish Program provides instruction in aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, from beginning to third-year levels. SPAN 101 and 102 introduce the student to basic grammar, vocabulary, communicative functions, with an introduction to the culture of Spanish speakers. SPAN 103 and 104 expand the grammatical base established in the beginning levels, and includes extensive readings to increase vocabulary and phraseology of idiomatic expressions. SPAN 115, 132, and 135 respond to special needs and the growing demand for knowledge of Hispanic cultures and literature. SPAN 146 and 147 are designed to reinforce the Spanish language skills of native speakers. SPAN 150 and 160 concentrate on refining the knowledge and use of the language. The conversation courses (SPAN 120, 130, 140) emphasize oral self-expression.

The Spanish Program also has Study Abroad programs in Mexico, Costa Rica, South America and Spain. Interested students should contact the Study Abroad Office, ext. 2494.

Courses

  • This scholarship is available to transfer students who intend to study Spanish at a four-year college or university immediately following graduation from SBCC, with the goal of either a major or a minor in Spanish language studies. Applicants must carry at least twelve (12) units and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their Spanish language studies. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, international students, or have permanent resident status. Recipients must use the award for tuition, fees, books, and/or expenses of living, childcare, transportation, and/or travel related to the Spanish language. Selection shall include review of a standard scholarship application and personal essay. Award of this scholarship is based solely on academic achievement. Scholarship applications can be found on the Financial Aid Scholarships page.

Faculty

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Juan Casillas

Dr. Juan José Casillas,  Assistant Professor, Spanish. A.A., College of the Sequoias; B.A., M.A., CSU Fresno; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara.    
Contact Information:
Office H-319 
(805) 965-0581 ext. 2486
Email - jjcasillasnu@pipeline.sbcc.edu 

 

Dina Castillo

Dina G. Castillo, Professor, Spanish. B.A., M.A., C. Phil., UC Santa Barbara.    
Contact Information:
Office H-309
(805) 965-0581 ext. 2408
Email - dcastillo@pipeline.sbcc.edu

Dr. Francisco Rodríguez, Department Chair, Professor, Spanish. B.A., Univ. Ponticia, Madrid; M.A., SFSU; Ph.D., UC Davis.   
Contact Information: 
Office H-322
(805) 965-0581 ext. 2898
Email - frodriguez@pipeline.sbcc.edu 

Margarita Martin del Campo

Maragarita G. Martin Del Campo, Instructor, Spanish. Business B.A., ITESO University; English, Spanish, Philosophy B.A., UCSB—Phi Beta Kappa; M.A. Spanish, UCSB.    
Contact Information:
Office H-315 
(805) 965-0581 ext. 3635  
Email - mmartindelc@pipeline.sbcc.edu 

 Alfredo Gonzalez

Alfredo González, Instructor, Spanish. B.A., Normal Superior de Maestros de Puebla, Mexico; M.A., UC Santa Barbara in Philosophy in letters with an emphasis in Linguistics, Hispanic and Latin-American history and literature.
Contact Information:
Office H-314
(805) 965-0581 Ext. 2488
Email - avgonzalez2@pipeline.sbcc.edu

 Luis Hernandez

Luis Hernández, Instructor, Spanish. B.A. UCSB; M.A. UCSB.   
Contact Information:
Office H-312
(805) 965-0581 ext. 2406
Email - lehernandez@pipeline.sbcc.edu

Annette Holdman

Annette Holdman, Instructor, Spanish. B.A. Spanish, University of Arizona, M.A. University of Arizona, single subject teaching credential, Chapman University.
Contact Information:
Office H-315
(805) 965-0581 ext. 3715
Email - alholdman@pipeline.sbcc.edu

 Maria Victoria Mesa

María Victoria Mesa Sánchez, Instructor, Spanish, M.A., CSU Northridge.
Contact Information:
Office H-315
(805) 965-0581 ext. 3715
Email - mvmesa@pipeline.sbcc.edu 

Carla Pattone

Carla Pattone, Instructor, Italian. M.A. Spanish/English/Italian Universita Degli Studi di  Roma, Postgraduate Work at Universita di Pisa, Specialization Courses in Pedagogy Spanish/English, University of Pisa, Italy.   
Contact Information:
Office H-312
(805) 965-0581  Ext. 2406
Email - ccpattone@pipeline.sbcc.edu 

Lorena Pike, Instructor
Contact Information:
Office H-312
(805) 965-0581  Ext. 2406
Email - lpike@pipeline.sbcc.edu  

 

 Jose Segundo Gil

José Segundo-Gil, Adjunct Instructor. B.A Spanish Literature California State University of Northridge. M.A, Spanish: Hispanic Linguistics and Literature San Diego State University.   
Contact Information:
Office H-315
(805) 965-0581  Ext. 3715
Email - jsegundogil@pipeline.sbcc.edu 

 Ana Maria Requena

Ana María Requena-Johnson, Instructor, Spanish. BA in Spanish and Comparative Literature, UC Davis; MA in Spanish, PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, UC Santa Barbara.    
Contact Information:
Office H-312
(805) 965-0581  Ext. 2406
Email - amrequenajohnson@pipeline.sbcc.edu

Danya Wahlberg

Danya Wahlberg, Adjunct Instructor. 
Contact Information:
Office H-315
(805) 965-0581  Ext. 3715
Email - dwahlberg@pipeline.sbcc.edu