2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Spanish Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The curriculum in the Spanish program is designed to provide the transfer student an Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree by providing the necessary breadth in the field and the ability to complete both preparatory coursework for Spanish along with courses required for general education. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain employment or promotion, a baccalaureate degree or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Accurately interpret written sections in Spanish.
  • Accurately interpret spoken language in Spanish.
  • Converse proficiently in Spanish.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of culture and history of Spanish speaking people.

Graduation Requirements 

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that  are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.


Course ID Title Units
SPAN 1  or Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 1H   Honors Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 2  * or Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 2H  * Honors Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 3  * Intermediate Spanish 5
SPAN 4  * Intermediate Spanish 5
Group A: Select one of the following courses (3-4 units)  
SPAN 6  * Intermediate Spanish Grammar & Composition 3
SPAN 10  * Intermediate Conversational Spanish 3
SPAN 20A  * Civilization of Spain through 1898 3
SPAN 20B* Civilization of Spain 1898 to Present 3
SPAN 21A  * Civilization of Latin America through 1900 3
SPAN 21B  * Civilization of Latin America 1900-Present 3
SPAN 21C  * Hispanic Culture and Literature In the United States 3



 *Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation, see course description.


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