Indicated resources listed below are samples. Find a complete curated collection of OER (including descriptions and other comments) for the discipline at Open Educational Resources and Spanish. Please note that the structure presented here aligns with the Spanish TMC. While all local Associate Degrees for Transfer will consist of some version of the Core Courses, the TMC introduces flexibility with respect to “List A”, as well as the options colleges provide to students who need courses to substitute for units they placed out of. If you are using OER to teach courses in your local Spanish ADT that are not listed at Open Educational Resources and Spanish or on this page, please let us know what OER you are using.
Local departmental placement evaluation determines the course level where individual students begin the core courses. Credit or placement equivalent to two years of college level Spanish are required. If a student places out of any course and is not awarded units for that course, the student will have to take additional units to compensate for the course/units needed to reach at least 18 total units in the major (per Title 5 regulations). Course substitutions are made at the discretion of the local college and may or may not be delineated in the local degree. Suggested substitutions include courses in List A. Additional suggested substitutions have also been provided below.
Elementary Spanish I (C-ID SPAN 100) and Elementary Spanish II (C-ID SPAN 110)
- Instructor Guide: Tarea Libre I (ASCCC OERI, Moon, Lee, Harmon, and Meléndez-Ballesteros) (CC BY)
- ¡Cultivemos! 1 and ¡Cultivemos! 2 (CSU Pueblo) (CC BY-NC-SA)
- Nuestra comunidad latina (Amores and Rodríguez, 2020) (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
- Spanish II (Celis, 2019) (License not specified)
- Pluma (Hernández, 2021) (CC BY NC SA)
- Spanish 3 (Kelly-Glasoe, Soltman, & Flores, 2013) (CC BY 3.0)
- Spanish 2 (Kelly-Glasoe, Soltman, & Flores, 2013) (CC BY 3.0)
- Spanish 1 (Kelly-Glasoe, Soltman, & Flores, 2013) (CC BY 3.0)
- ¡Chévere! Introductory Spanish I and II (Small, Escudero, Montoya, and Ed Beck., 2021, State University of New York, College at Oneonta) (CC-BY)
- Beginning Spanish, ¡Empecemos por aquí! Ceciliano and Notman, 2022, Portland State University) (CC-BY-NC)
- Spanish I: Beginning Spanish Language and Culture (Dean, 2020) (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
- ¡Naveguemos juntos! (2021) – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC 4.0)
- Libro Libre (Huebener);
- Introductory Spanish II (Lumen)
- Introductory Spanish I (Lumen)
- Hola a Todos: Elementary Spanish I (Stone et al, 2018) (CC BY 3.0)
- Elementary Spanish I (Serrano, 2016) (CC BY-NC-SA)
- ¡Bienvenidos! Spanish Language Textbook (Farmer et al., 2020) (CC BY 4.0)
Intermediate Spanish I (C-ID SPAN 200) or Spanish for Heritage Speakers I (C-ID SPAN 220)
Some resources above are applicable.
Intermediate Spanish II (C-ID SPAN 210) or Spanish for Heritage Speakers II (C-ID SPAN 230)
A combination of resources may be needed to meet C-ID descriptor.
- Acceso (Rossomondo, 2020) (CC BY-NC 4.0) A complete interactive online curriculum for intermediate-level learners of second-year Spanish developed at the University of Kansas.
- Entrada Libre (Ballesteros, Lee, Cristoso, and Moon, 2020) (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) Entrada Libre is an intermediate/advanced college-level Spanish OER grammar manual for second language learners and heritage speakers of Spanish at the community college level.
- Spanish Grammar Manual (Yepes, 2020) (CC BY-NC-SA) This is a bilingual grammar manual for advanced students. It can be used for general review and reference in courses from second-year Spanish (B2) up.
- Redes 2: Curso de español intermedio (Warnock, 2021); Redes 2: Curso de español intermedio (Warnock, 2021) – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC 4.0) This OER was developed by Ines Warnock from Portland State University.
- Español y cultura en perspectiva (Balasch et al.) Licenses vary.
- Manual de gramática básica y avanzada del español (Thomas and McAlister, 2020); Manual de gramática básica y avanzada del español (Thomas and McAlister, 2020) – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC 4.0)
- Mi idioma, mi comunidad: español para bilingües (Foulis and Alex) (CC BY-NC-ND)
- Manual de gramática y composición (Oechler, Gettysburg College, 2021) (CC BY-NC-SA)
For Heritage Speakers
- OER Spanish Heritage Speakers (Casas, 2021); OER Spanish Heritage Speakers (Casas, 2021) – LibreTexts. (Linn-Benton Community College, CC BY-NC-SA)
List A – Select one from the following:
- Introducción a la escritura: Genre-Based Writing for Intermediate Spanish Students (Zapata, 2021) (CC BY-SA 4.0) This is a course for intermediate low/intermediate mid L2 Spanish students grounded in the tenets of the multiliteracies framework Learning by Design and Genre-Based Instruction.
Elementary or Intermediate Conversational Spanish
- ¡Que viva la música! Repaso de conversación (Corrales-Martín, 2021, North Board Press Temple UP) (CC BY-NC 4.0) This is an open textbook intended for conversation review, typically a fourth-semester Spanish class.
Introduction to Spanish/Hispanic/Latin-American Literature
- Antología abierta de literatura hispana (Ward, 2019); Antología abierta de literatura hispana (Ward, 2019) – LibreTexts (CC BY) This anthology focuses on canonical authors and an attempt to include voices that have been marginalized. Each text includes an introduction and annotations created by students. Some of the authors include: Don Juan Manuel, Cristóbal Colón, Hernán Cortés, Sor Juana, Gustavo Bécquer, Clorinda Matto de Turner, Rubén Darío, and many others.
- Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español (Sander, 2017); Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español (Sanders, 2017) – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC-SA)
This is an introductory textbook on nineteenth-century Spanish literature with a thematic focus on legends and archetypes. It is designed for intermediate Spanish students at the university level. It includes poetry, drama in verse, and short story.
- Recorridos (Arnold and Potter, 2017) (CC BY) This textbook is designed to facilitate the teaching and understanding of Cervantes’s seminal work, Don Quijote, with historical information, narrative techniques, lists of characters, themes and keywords.
Latin American/Spanish History
- LACLI (Latin American, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian Online Free E-Resources) “LACLI is a collective effort to create a warehouse of online free e-resources with Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian full content.”
Hispanic/Latino Culture and Civilization
Any course articulated as major preparation for the Spanish major
No resources identified.
OER for Suggested Course Substitutions
Courses with C-ID Descriptor:
Intercultural Communication (C-ID COMM 150)
See full list with descriptions, comments, and licensing on the OER and Communication Studies page
- Exploring Intercultural Communication (Grothe) in LibreTexts
- Intercultural Communication for the Community College (Krumrey-Fulks, 2019, PressBooks)
- Intercultural Communication Version 2 (Rice, College of the Canyons, 2019) (CC BY 4.0)
- Language and Culture in Context: A Primer on Intercultural Communication (Godwin-Jones)
- Intercultural Communication (Ahrndt, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2020)
- Speaking of Culture (Weil – Rebus)
- COMM311: Intercultural Communication (Saylor) (CC BY 3.0)
- Communicating Across Cultures (MIT Open Courseware) (CC BY-NC-SA)
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (C-ID ANTH 120)
See full list with descriptions, comments, and licensing on the OER and Anthropology page
- Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology, 2nd Edition (American Anthropological Association, 2020) (CC-BY-NC 4.0)
- Cultural Anthropology – LibreTexts (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)
- Cultural Anthropology (Lumen Learning) (Licenses vary)
- The Art of Being Human: A Textbook for Cultural Anthropology (New Prairie Press, 2018) (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)
- Introduction to Anthropology (Jennifer Hasty, David G. Lewis, & Marjorie M. Snipes, 2022, OpenStax) (CC BY)
- Introduction to Anthropology: Holistic and Applied Research on Being Human (Palmiotto A, Homsey-Messer L, Ford B, Poole A, Adams A, Allard F, Chadwick W, 2022) (CC BY-SA)
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
No resources identified
Introduction to Human Geography (C-ID GEOG 120)
See full list with descriptions, comments, and licensing on the OER and Geography page
- Introduction to Human Geography (Dastrup) (CC BY-SA 4.0)
- Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach (Graves, 2020) (Free but not open)
Introduction to Gender (C-ID SOCI 140)
See full list with descriptions, comments, and licensing on the OER and Sociology page
- Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (Kang, Lessard, & Heston, 2017) (CC BY 4.0)
- Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version (Bureau of International Information Programs, United States Department of State) (Public Domain)
- Introduction to Women’s Studies (College of the Canyons, 2017) (CC BY 4.0)
- Gendered Lives: Global Issues- Milne Open Textbooks (Fernandez and Nelson, 2021) (CC BY)
- The American LGBTQ Rights Movement: an introduction- Morgan and Rodriguez (Humboldt State University Press) (CC BY-SA)
Introduction to Sociology (C-ID SOCI 110)
- Introduction to Sociology 3e (OpenStax); Introduction to Sociology 2e (OpenStax) – LibreTexts (CC BY 4.0)
- Introductory Sociology (Pelz, Lumen Learning) (License varies)
- Sociology (Barkan) – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
- Sociology (Boundless) – LibreTexts (CC BY-SA)
- Introduction to Sociology (Hammond and Cheney) – LibreTexts (CC BY)
- Introduction to Sociology (College of the Canyons) – PDF (CC BY 4.0) An update of the Hammond and Cheney text.
- Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World (2016) (CC BY-NC-SA) Use reported by faculty member at Southwestern college.
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (C-ID SOCI 150)
- Immigrant and Refugee Families (Ballard et al.) – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC)
- Minority Studies (Dunn) – LibreTexts (CC BY)
- Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.: An Intersectional Approach (2021) – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC-SA)
- Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life (Kennedy, 2018) (CC BY-NC-SA)
Courses without a C-ID Descriptor
- Introduction to Ethnic Studies – No resources identified.
- Chicano/a or U.S. Latino Studies – No resources identified.
- Chicano/a or U.S. Latino History – No resources identified.
- Chicano/a or U.S. Latino Literature – No resources identified.
- Contemporary Latin-American Film – No resources identified.
- Modern Latin America – No resources identified.
- History of Mexico – No resources identified.
This page last updated April 18, 2023