Spanish, Associate in Arts for Transfer


The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree provides a sequential course of studies that will give students a greater understanding of the Spanish language and Spanish cultures/area studies. The program will promote language acquisition in a cultural context. Emphasis will be placed in the acquisition and development of communication skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and the promotion of cultural understanding (behaviors, institutions, perspectives and artistic manifestations.) This program is designed as a seamless pathway for students planning to transfer to a

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate proficient oral expression in the Spanish language with appropriate grammatical accuracy, cultural awareness and a clear understanding of linguistic structures.
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the cultural diversity of Spanish speakers (including behaviors, institutions, historical perspectives and artistic manifestations).

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 10 units

SPAN 001

Elementary Spanish I


SPAN 002

Elementary Spanish II


Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 5 units selected from:

SPAN 003

Intermediate Spanish I



Spanish for Spanish Speakers I


Area B - Complete 5 units selected from:

SPAN 004

Intermediate Spanish II



Spanish for Spanish Speakers II


Area C - Complete 3 units selected from:


Introduction to Linguistics


HIST 031

Mexican-American History


SPAN 005

Advanced Spanish Introduction to Literature


SPAN 006

Advanced Spanish Introduction to Literature


Minimum Major Units Required: 23

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better. If a student places out of any core course(s) and is not awarded units for that course, the student will need to complete additional units from Restricted Electives to compensate for the course/units required to reach at least 23 total units in the major.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60