Spanish Associate in Art for Transfer

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 or advanced levels in Spanish according to the Five C’s from the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students will acquire language proficiency through the three modes of communication: presentational (speaking, writing), interpretative (listening/watching and reading), and interpersonal (speaking and writing). Furthermore, students will produce the language, exchange information, and negotiate and clarify meaning in Spanish by analyzing and discussing daily life situations and academic topics related to the history and culture of the diverse Hispanic world. In addition, students will develop global competence by investigating, explaining, and analyzing current global issues that affect the Hispanic world.  Also, students will identify and reflect on different cultural perspectives and practices in order to successfully interact with diverse people from around the world.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
SPAN 001 Elementary Spanish 1 
ENG 001A English Composition 4
CSU GE Area A1 Oral Communication 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
SPAN 002 Elementary Spanish II 
CSU GE Area A3 Critical Thinking 3
CSU GE Area B1 Physical Sciences 3-4
CSU GE Area C1 Arts 3


Course Code Title Units
CSU GE Area B4 Mathmatics/Quantitative Reasoning 3-4

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
SPAN 003 OR SPAN 021 Intermediate Spanish I or Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 4
CSU GE Area B2 Life Sciences 3-4
HIST 017 or 018 U.S. History  3
PS 001 Introduction to Government 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
SPAN 004 OR SPAN 022 Intermediate Spanish II or Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 4
SPAN 020 or COMM 009 Hispanic/Latino Culture & Civilization or Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
CSU GE Area D Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
CSU GE Area E Lifelong Learning & Self-Development 3
CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3

Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting courses for CSU GE or IGETC GE.