Academic Catalog

Spanish, AA-T

Program Description

Spanish is the national language of the majority of the countries of the western hemisphere. It is also the fastest growing language in California. Students completing this degree will have a foundation for the field of Spanish through the study of Spanish language, culture and literature and will acquire the abilities to engage in conversation, understand the essential points of a narrative or explanation, read and comprehend literature, write summaries and engage in correspondence.

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree prepares students for transfer to California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to CSUs for Spanish majors and majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for specific CSUs. This degree may also provide excellent preparation for other majors.

Learn more about the program on the Spanish website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to communicate with native speakers of Spanish, using the appropriate language for any given situation.
  • The student will, by presenting research, demonstrate knowledge of Hispanic society, culture, and politics.

Units Required

  • Major: 34

Associate Degree Requirements

Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:

  • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)1 (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
  • Core and support courses (34 units, of which 10-14 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
  • Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
SPAN 1ELEMENTARY SPANISH I5
SPAN 2ELEMENTARY SPANISH II5
SPAN 3ELEMENTARY SPANISH III5
SPAN 4INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I5
SPAN 5INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II5
SPAN 6INTERMEDIATE SPANISH III5
Support Courses
Select one of the following:4
LATINO/A LITERATURE
HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA
ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING I
ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING II
Total Units34

Please note: If the 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 27 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. Students should see a counselor for details.