Spanish Associate of Arts Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts-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/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 grades of C or better;
- 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 (CSUGE) 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 CSUGE 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 Core Courses (18 Units) 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 - Select one of the following:|
|ENGL 163||Chicano Literature||3|
|HIST 140||Chicano History||3|
|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.
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
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
- Seek opportunities to advance in their knowledge of language and culture such as Study Abroad offerings at the transfer institution