Spanish AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer, also called the Spanish AA-T Degree, will provide students with a strong foundation to develop their skills at high-Intermediate and advanced levels in Spanish. The emphasis is on acquiring language proficiency through the three modes of communication: presentational (speaking, writing), interpretative (listening/watching and reading), and interpersonal (speaking and writing). Students will produce the language, exchange information, and negotiate meaning in the target language by critically analyzing and discussing daily life situations and academic topics related to the history and culture of the diverse Spanish-speaking world. Students will develop global competence as they investigate the world, recognize different perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action.

The Spanish AA-T degree prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Spanish. It also complements majors in international relations, political science, business, education, sociology, and other areas of study. Students earning the Spanish AA-T degree will be granted priority for admission as Spanish major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This Spanish AA-T degree requires students to meet both of the following requirements:

(1)  Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

· The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-B).

· A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis. All courses in the major or area of emphasis must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

(2)  Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Required CoreUnits
SPAN 001Elementary Spanish I5
SPAN 002Elementary Spanish II5
SPAN 003Intermediate Spanish I4
SPAN 004Intermediate Spanish II4
List A
Select one course from the following:3
Hispanic/Latino Culture & Civilization
Intro to Interpersonal Communication
Select one of the following: 137-39
CSU General Education 1
IGETC Pattern
Transfer Electives - as needed to reach 60 transferable units 2

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).