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AA Degree in Spanish AA-T (Transfer Model Curriculum)

This Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree option provides a comprehensive foundation in the Spanish language in preparation for transfer to baccalaureate programs in the California State University system in Spanish.

Career Opportunities in Spanish

Career Possibilities Bilingual: Teacher, Professor, Transcriber, Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative, OnlineWeb Publisher, Medical/Health Worker, Realtor, IRS/Franchise Tax Board, Social Services-Caseworker, Community OutreachServices, Human Resource Specialist. In Business: International Relations Consultant, International Business Personnel, Foreign Exchange Trader, Publishing Specialist, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Publications/Textbook Editor, Research Assistant,Importer/Exporter, Translator/Interpreter, International Account Manager, International Banking Officer, Airlines Personnel, Public Relations. In Culture/Tourism: Cultural Events Coordinator, Travel Agent, Translator/Interpreter, Guide. In Government: National Security Agent, Immigration Officer, Court Interpreter, UNESCO Official, Peace Corps, Translator/Interpreter, FBI Agent, Foreign Diplomat Missionary, Foreign Service Officer.


Required Core Courses (20 - 21 units):

SPAN 120 Elementary Spanish I


SPAN 110 First Semester Spanish (Part A)


SPAN 111 First Semester Spanish (part B)

SPAN 121 Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 240 Third Semester Spanish


SPAN 280 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

SPAN 241 Fourth Semester Spanish


SPAN 281 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

List A: Required Elective- Select one course from below (3 units minimum)

ASL 120 First Semester American Sign Language

ASL 121 Second Semester American Sign Language

ENGL 123 Critical Thinking About Literature

FREN 120 First Semester French

FREN 121 Second Semester French

HIST 142 History of Mexico

ITAL 120 First Semester Italian

ITAL 121 Second Semester Italian

SPAN 282 Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Course Substitutions: Some students may need courses to substitute for units they placed out of, from Core Requirements. Course substitutions may come from List A or the Course Substitutions list below:

ANTH 200 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

ANTH 121 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

SPAN 130 First Semester Spoken Spanish

SPAN 131 Second Semester Spoken Spanish

SPAN 260 Third Semester Spoken Spanish

SPAN 261 Fourth Semester Spoken Spanish

Total Units 77 – 79

Program Outcomes

1.Communicate orally and in writing in Spanish in real life situations.

2.Read and comprehend Spanish at levels commensurate with those of students seeking a degree in Spanish.

3.Understand the Hispanic Cultures.




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