Spanish

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Spanish

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree (AA-T) is designed to provide a seamless transfer pathway for students interested in pursuing at least one Spanish degree option in the California State University (CSU) system. Students must complete the core curriculum and electives to meet a total of 60 transferable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, which includes the CSU General Education Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Students must also earn a grade of C or better in all the courses for the major as described in the Required Program. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, students will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status and will not have to repeat lower division coursework. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop their educational plans as degree options and general education requirements vary for each university.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 31
SPAN 426 Introduction to Mexican American Literature (3)
SPAN 427 Introduction to Spanish American Literature (3)
HIST 373 History of Mexico (3)
Subtotal Units: 3
OPTION I - Non-Native Spanish Speaker
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
OPTION I - Non-Native Spanish Speaker Units: 16
Total Units: 19
OPTION II - Native Spanish Speaker
Course Code Course Title Units
SPAN 413 Spanish for Native Speakers I 4
SPAN 415 Spanish for Native Speakers II 4
A minimum of 8 units from the following: 8
SPAN 426, 427, and/or HIST 373, if not already used.
SPAN 425 Advanced Reading and Conversation (3)
HUM 331 Latin American Humanities (3)
ENGLT 336 Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature (3)
HIST 371 History of the Americas from the 19th Century Wars of Independence to the Present (3)
OPTION II - Native Spanish Speaker Units: 16
Total Units: 19

1SPAN 426 and 427 have a prerequisite of SPAN 412 or 415, so many of the "Option" courses will need to be completed before these courses.

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:

  • 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 using Spanish.
  • discuss and critique Spanish-American literature in a historical context.
  • demonstrate proficiency in these areas: comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the peoples and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.

Career Information

The AA-T in Spanish can provide students with the foundational knowledge necessary for transfer to a 4-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program. Career opportunities for students who have earned BS or BA degrees in Spanish include but are not limited to: Airlines/Travel, Banking, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Telecommunications, Emergency Services, Foreign Service, Foreign Language Teacher, Import & Export, Intelligence/Military Service, International Business, IRS/State Franchise Tax Board, Business & Commerce, Law Enforcement/Correctional Officer, Social Security Officer, Social Service, Translating & Interpreting, and Tourism. Some careers may require additional training. NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS: The Associate Degree for Transfer program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a campus of the California State University (CSU). Other than the required core, the courses you choose to complete this degree will depend to some extent on the selected CSU for transfer. In addition, some CSU-GE Breadth or IGETC requirements can also be completed using courses required for this associate degree for transfer major (known as “double-counting”). Meeting with a counselor to determine the most appropriate course choices will facilitate efficient completion of your transfer requirements. For students wishing to transfer to other universities (UC System, private, or out-of-state), the Associate Degree for Transfer may not provide adequate preparation for upper-division transfer admissions; it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for the major, as programs vary widely in terms of the required preparation.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Spanish

CRC offers the basic grammar and conversation courses in Spanish. Students will be able to under-stand the spoken language, to speak with reasonable fluency, and to write at their speaking level.
Highlights include:
* Courses in Spanish
* Multimedia, interactive language lab with Internet capabilities
* Internationally trained faculty and staff
* Oral Proficiency Certification in Spanish

This degree is designed to meet common lower division requirements for a major in Spanish in a four-year university. This will include the fundamentals of language learning, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Native speakers of the language who have high school - equivalent reading and writing skills in their native language should enroll in the 413 level course (or above) in their native language.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CORE SEQUENCE = (401 + 402 + 411 + 412) or (413 + 415):
[[[ SPAN 401 Elementary Spanish (4) 8 - 16
and SPAN 402 ] Elementary Spanish (4)
and SPAN 411 ] Intermediate Spanish (4)
and SPAN 412 ] Intermediate Spanish (4)
or [ SPAN 413 Spanish for Native Speakers I (4)
and SPAN 415 ] Spanish for Native Speakers II (4)
RESTRICTED ELECTIVES:
A minimum of 10 units from the following: 10
SPAN 311 Conversational Spanish, Intermediate (2)
SPAN 312 Conversational Spanish, Intermediate (2)
SPAN 425 Advanced Reading and Conversation (3)
SPAN 426 Introduction to Mexican American Literature (3)
SPAN 427 Introduction to Spanish American Literature (3)
SPAN 434 Spanish for the Professions - Intermediate (3)
Total Units: 18 - 26

The Spanish Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Career Information

Airlines/Travel; Banking; Bilingual Education/Teacher's Aide; Bilingual Telecommunications; Emergency Services; Foreign Service;Foreign Language Teacher; Import & Export; Intelligence/Military Service; International Business; IRS/State Franchise Tax Board; Overseas Employment: Business & Commerce; Law Enforcement/Correctional Officer; Social Security Officer; Social Service; Translating & Interpreting; Tourism Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

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