Plan Code: 5010B/C
The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree aligns with the college’s mission to provide a transfer path for student success. It prepares both non-native students and heritage learners to communicate effectively in Spanish in a wide range of situations in both personal and professional settings. Students will broaden their cultural awareness and develop sensitivity to diverse Hispanic cultures within the global community. The skills obtained through this degree promote equitable learning and achievement, and will prepare a diverse population of students for career advancement and transfer to a four-year college or university.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to attain the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs).
- Demonstrate effective skills in the four major areas of Spanish language study (reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension) in order to perform elementary everyday communicative functions.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze and to think critically in written and oral communication in Spanish in order to effectively enter into the global economy.
- Demonstrate understanding of the interrelationship between culture-specific behaviors.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Code Number||Course Title||Units|
|REQUIRED CORE COURSES|
|SPAN 1||Elementary Spanish||5|
|SPAN 2||Elementary Spanish||5|
|SPAN 3||Intermediate Spanish||5|
|or SPAN 9||Spanish for Spanish Speakers|
|or SPAN 9H||Honors Spanish for Spanish Speakers|
|SPAN 4||Intermediate Spanish||5|
|or SPAN 10||Spanish for Spanish Speakers|
|or SPAN 10H||Honors Spanish for Spanish Speakers|
|Substitution courses for required core|
|The following are CSU baccalaureate level courses that may be used to replace required units for advanced students who place out of the above required core courses:|
|Latin American Art and Architecture (3)|
|History of the Americas (3)|
|History of the Americas (Modern Era) (3)|
|History of Mexico (3)|
|Comparative World Cultures (3)|
|Linguistics 1 (3)|
|Introduction to World Languages (3)|
|Race & Ethnic Relations in the U.S. (3)|
|Sociology of Latinos (3)|
|IN ADDITION, complete ONE (1) course from LIST A:|
|Advanced Spanish: Culture in Literature (3)|
|Advanced Spanish: History (3)|
|Advanced Spanish: Politics, Current Event (3)|
|Advanced Spanish: Literature (3)|
|Complete one of the following: 1||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2|
Units for the major may be double-counted for CSU GE or IGETC; see counselor for limitations.
Elective units from course(s) numbered 1-99, if needed, to reach 60 transferable units.
To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a CSU that consist of either the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.