Foreign Languages

Associate Degree for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Spanish

This degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. The Associate in Arts degree in Spanish for Transfer (AA-T) may be obtained by the completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program outlined below (earning a C or better in these courses) and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education Breadth Requirements.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
SPAN 401 Elementary Spanish 4
SPAN 402 Elementary Spanish 4
SPAN 411 Intermediate Spanish 4
SPAN 412 Intermediate Spanish 4
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
FREN 411 Intermediate French (4)
FREN 412 Intermediate French (4)
HIST 327 History of the Chicano/Mexican American (3)
HIST 373 History of Mexico (3)
ITAL 411 Intermediate Italian (4)
ITAL 412 Intermediate Italian (4)
SOC 325 Chicano Culture (3)
SPAN 361 Conversational Spanish, Intermediate (3)
Total Units: 19

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in the five skills as mandated by the competency guidelines of the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the people and culture of the Spanish-speaking countries.
  • utilize correct grammatical structures of standard Spanish.
  • read Spanish proficiently as found, for example, in Spanish language newspapers, magazines, short stories, essays, and selections of poetry written by Spanish, Spanish-American, and Chicano authors.
  • demonstrate appropriate writing and composition skills in Spanish.
  • critique and discuss Latin American and Peninsular literature in a historical context.
  • analyze and discuss major historical events and periods in the history of Spanish-speaking countries.
  • compare and contrast aspects of the Spanish-speaking culture that are different or similar to one's own culture.
  • compare and contrast aspects of Spanish to another modern language.

Career Information

This degree is designed to facilitate students' successful transfer to four-year colleges that prepare them for a variety of career opportunities, such as airlines/travel, banking, bilingual education, bilingual telecommunications, emergency services, foreign service, Foreign Language Teacher, imports and exports, international business, intelligence/military services, IRS/State Franchise Tax Board, law enforcement/correctional officer, social services, translating/interpreting, and tourism. Some careers may require additional training specific to the trade.