Spanish, Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
Spanish covers a wide range of topics. The major is designed to give students exposure to basic information in the discipline and provide the opportunity to focus on the areas that best suit their individual needs. Students should consult with a departmental adviser and/or counselor when choosing both controlled and general electives in order to develop a program of study that is best suited to their specific needs. For example, requirements for the baccalaureate degree in Spanish vary from one institution to another. It is, therefore, essential to become familiar with the requirements of the institution a student plans to attend.
The Associate in Arts Degree in Spanish for Transfer will provide the foundational knowledge to students who want to earn a Baccalaureate Degree in Spanish at any of the CSU campuses.
Complete 60 CSU-transferable units including General Education, major requirements and, CSU-transferable electives as follows:
Complete one of the following patterns:
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum “IGETC” for CSU (38 semester units)
- California State University General Education Breadth pattern (40 semester units)
Complete 23-25 units as outlined below with a “C” or better in each course. Pass/No Pass grading is not permitted in a course within a student’s major area of study. The courses completed for the major may also be used to fulfill General Education areas on the IGETC or the CSU GE Breadth.
|Required Core 1|
|SPAN 101||Beginning Spanish I 2||5|
|SPAN 102||Beginning Spanish II 2||5|
|SPAN 103||Intermediate Spanish I 2||5|
|or SPAN 146||Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I|
|SPAN 104||Intermediate Spanish II 2||5|
|or SPAN 147||Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers II|
|Select at least 3-5 units from the following:||3-5|
|Introduction To Mexican Literature 2|
|Introduction To Computers And Information Systems|
|Introduction to Communication 2|
|Interpersonal Communication 2|
or COMM 121H
|Interpersonal Communication, Honors|
|Argumentation And Debate 2|
|Critical Thinking And Composition Through Literature 2|
or ENG 111H
|Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature, Honors|
|World Literature 2|
|History Of Latin America: 1800'S To Modern Period 2|
|Critical Thinking And Writing In Philosophy 2|
|Beginning Spanish Conversation|
|Intermediate Spanish Conversation I|
|Introduction to Literary Analysis 2|
|Survey of Spanish Literature 2|
|Survey of Latin American Literature 2|
|Latin American Culture 2|
|Contemporary Cultures Of Central America 2|
|Contemporary Culture Of South America 2|
|Contemporary Cultures Of Spain 2|
|Intermediate Spanish Conversation II|
|Advanced Spanish 2|
|Advanced Spanish 2|
Refer to Substitution Courses, for a list of approved course substitutions if a student places out of any core course(s).
If a student places out of any core course(s) and is not awarded units for that course, the student will need to take additional units to compensate for the course/ units required to reach at least 18 total units in the major. Approved substitutions include courses in List A.
|ANTH 103||Introduction To Cultural Anthropology 1||3|
|ANTH 104||Language and Culture 1||3|
|CHST 101||Mexican-American (Chicano) History In The U.S. 1||3|
|CHST 102||The Chicano And Latino In U.S. History, From The 1960's To The Present 1||3|
|CHST 103||Mexican-American (Chicano) Culture 1||3|
|CHST 113||Introduction To Chicano/Mexican-American Literature 1||3|
|CHST 114||Borderlands Literature: U.S.-Mexico 1||3|
|COMM 151||Intercultural Communication 1||3|
|ETHS 101||The Immigrant Experience in the U.S. 1||3|
|or ETHS 101H||The Immigrant Experience in the U.S., Honors|
|HIST 114||The Immigrant Experience In The U.S. 1||3|
|or HIST 114H||The Immigrant Experience In The U.S., Honors|
|ETHS 107||Racism In America 1||3|
|SOC 107||Racism in America 1||3|
|GEOG 102||Human Geography 1||3|
|HIST 135||History Of Mexico 1||3|
|SOC 101||Introduction To Sociology 1||3|
|or SOC 101H||Introduction to Sociology, Honors|
|SOC 113||Sociology Of Sex and Gender 1||3|
Complete as many units as needed to reach a total of 60 CSU-transferable units (for a list of SBCC- transferable courses to CSU, visit www.assist.org).
Additional Graduation Requirements for AA-T in Spanish
- Maintain a cumulative CSU-transferable GPA of 2.0.
- Residency Requirements: Candidates for an Associate Degree are expected to complete 15 semester units in residence at SBCC. Candidates for an Associate Degree are also expected to complete at least 20% of the department major requirements in residence at SBCC.
The Associate Degree will be awarded upon completion of both department and college requirements. These include:
- Complete all department requirements with a “C” or better or “P” in each course. Candidates for an Associate Degree are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
- Complete a general education option (Option 1: SBCC General Education and Institutional and Information Competency; Option 2: IGETC; Option 3: CSU GE Breadth). General Education options allowed for each Associate Degree program vary. Refer to http://www.sbcc.edu/apply/degrees_certificates.php for a list of General Education options for each SBCC Associate Degree program;
- Other graduation requirements as outlined on the Graduation Requirements page.
- Demonstrate high command of oral, visual and written communication skills in the target language.
- Exchange ideas and interact effectively with speakers of the target language.
- Discern and uphold the relevancy of cultural and linguistic diversity lived and expressed by the speakers of the target language.