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Spanish (AA-T) (AA-T) World Languages Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Spring 2014


A student completing the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer will have a solid background in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending Spanish and will have developed both an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures.  The student will be prepared for upper division coursework in Spanish at a four-year university, or, should he/she pursue other fields of study, will have achieved a level of competence in Spanish that will both enhance job performance and increase marketability in professions where knowledge of Spanish is either necessary or advantageous.

This associate degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree.
(1) Complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements; and
(B) A minimum of 19-20 semester units as required for the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer major.
(2) Obtain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0
(3) Earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer major.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
1. converse in Spanish with native speakers of Spanish on a full range of topics, including but not limited to, personal and family lives, school or work related topics, current events, historical, political and cultural perspectives with effective use of grammar and comprehensible pronunciation;
2. demonstrate an understanding of authentic texts in Spanish on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to, newspaper and magazine articles, short stories, letters, poems, essays by identifying and explaining the key points and themes both orally and in writing;
3. write cogent essays or term papers in grammatically correct Spanish formulating and developing ideas on a full range of topics, including but not limited to, history, culture, literary analysis and current events;
4. demonstrate cultural awareness and appreciation of the Spanish & Spanish American experience by examining, identifying and analyzing the values, attitudes and traditions that characterize such experience; and
5. succeed in upper division Spanish coursework at a four-year university and/or function in a professional setting where the use of Spanish is an asset.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students should refer to the TMC (Transfer Model Curriculum) Template here, transfer model, for a clear guide to the course requirements. Additionally, Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Spanish (AA-T) (AA-T) program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • Spanish for Transfer Core Requirements
    • Spanish for Transfer List A Requirements

Spanish for Transfer Core Requirements - complete 16.00 units
SPAN 1Elementary Spanish-Part 14.00
SPAN 2Elementary Spanish-Part 24.00
SPAN 3Intermediate Spanish-Part One4.00
SPAN 4Intermediate Spanish-Part 24.00
Spanish for Transfer List A Requirements - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANTHRO 31Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture3.00
ENGL 33Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
FREN 1Elementary French-Part 14.00
FREN 2Elementary French-Part 24.00
FREN 3Intermediate French-Part 14.00
FREN 4Intermediate French-Part 24.00
HIST 8.1History of Latin America from Pre-Columbian to 18303.00
HIST 8.2History of Latin America from 1830 to Present3.00
HIST 26History of Chicanos and Latinos from 1848 to Present3.00
HIST 33History of Mexico3.00
INTDIS 4Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean3.00
ITAL 1Elementary Italian-Part 14.00
ITAL 2Elementary Italian-Part 24.00
ITAL 3Intermediate Italian-Part 14.00
ITAL 4Intermediate Italian-Part 24.00
SPAN 50CIntermediate Conversation3.00

Term Effective: Spring 2014

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2017

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Important Note for Students: Please use the TMC Template link above to review options for Substitution Courses: 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 (Title 5 regulations). Course substitutions are made at the discretion of the local college and may or may not be delineated in the local degree. Suggested substitutions include courses in List A. Additional suggested course substitutions are contained in the finalized Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC). The following courses have been identified as options: Any course from List A OR; ANTHRO 31 Anthropology of Globalization (3 units) or; ENGL 25 Introduction to Language Study (3 units) or; HIST 21 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture (3 units)

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