Spanish Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree in Spanish has a threefold purpose. It is designed to help students: increase proficiency in the language; understand the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world; and, meet the requirements for completion of the bachelor’s degree in the CSU or UC systems. Students who complete the Spanish AA-T will have a solid foundation in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending Spanish. Additionally, they will have developed a deeper awareness and understanding of the unique and diverse cultural milieu of Latin America and Spain. The skills acquired will help students prepare for a variety of careers in areas where a knowledge of Spanish is desirable, such as business, healthcare, journalism, education, communications, public safety, and more.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. To earn this Spanish AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of “C” (or “P”);
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of a least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU-GE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSU-GE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Spanish should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|Required Courses: 1|
|SPAN 101||College Spanish I||5|
|or SPAN 101H||College Spanish I - Honors|
|SPAN 102||College Spanish II||5|
|or SPAN 102H||College Spanish II - Honors|
|SPAN 103||College Spanish III||4|
|or SPAN 103H||College Spanish III - Honors|
|or SPAN 157||Spanish for Heritage Speakers I|
|SPAN 104||College Spanish IV||4|
|or SPAN 158||Spanish for Heritage Speakers II|
|List A - One course from the following:|
|ENGL 163||Chicana/o Literature||3|
|or ETHS 163||Chicana/o Literature|
|HIST 140||Chicano Experiences in U.S. History||3|
|or HIST 140H||Chicano Experiences in U.S. History - Honors|
|or ETHS 140||Chicano Experiences in U.S. History|
|or ETHS 140H||Chicano Experiences in U.S. History - Honors|
|HIST 150||Introduction to Latin American History||3|
|Total Units that may be Double-Counted||9|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||9-11|
Note: If a student places out of any core course(s) and is not awarded units for that course, the student will need to take additional units from List A to compensate or complete the following approved course substitutions (ANTHRO 102, ANTHRO 102H, ANTHRO 125, COMMST 174, ETHS 141, ETHS 141H, GEOG 102, SOC 100, SOC 141, SOC 141H, SOC 145) to meet the 18-unit requirement for the major.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in the skills of speaking, reading, writing and comprehension of academic, standard Spanish.
- Develop an appreciation and understanding of the diverse Spanish speaking regions and cultures around the world.
- Prepare to take on advanced coursework in Spanish language and culture and/or transfer to an accredited university as a third year student with a major in Spanish.
- Produce accurate written and spoken standard Spanish as a means of communication in a professional setting where Spanish is spoken.
- Use their language knowledge and critical thinking skills in culturally diverse settings including travel abroad.