Associate Degree for Transfer in Spanish


The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer provides transfer majors with a strong foundation not only in the four basic language skills (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing), but also in the civilization and cultures of Spain and Latin America. The degree emphasizes the acquisition of communicative competence and the development of intercultural awareness, appreciation and understanding. Additionally, the Spanish courses align well with preparation for transfer majors in related fields such as liberal arts, language arts and linguistics, and complement majors in international relations, political science, business, education, sociology and other areas of study at UC, CSU, and private colleges and universities.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in Spanish by interpreting and articulating ideas, questions, opinions and information at the high-intermediate level, both orally and in writing.
  • Analyze the practices, products and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking countries and peoples throughout the world through a comparison of Hispanic cultures and their own.
Required Courses (23 units) Units
SPA-1* Spanish 1 5
SPA-2* Spanish 2 5
SPA-3* Spanish 3 5
SPA-3N* Spanish for Spanish Speakers
SPA-4* Spanish 4 5
Electives Select from the list below
Electives (3 units) Units
SPA-8* Intermediate Conversaion 3
SPA-11* Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
SPA-12* Latin American Culture and Civilization 3

*Courses may also be used to fulfill general education requirements for the CSUGE or IGETC pattern, please confer with a counselor.

 Note: Updates to the Spanish ADT are pending until chaptering at the State Chancellor's Office. See catalog addendum for final requirements.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P” if taken as Pass/No Pass).

Note: If a student places out of any required course and is not awarded units for that course, the student will have to take additional units to compensate for the course/units needed to reach at least 18 total units in the major (per Title 5 regulations). Appropriate course substitutions may be from List A or the courses listed below. Any other course substitution must be approved by the Spanish faculty of World Languages.

ANT-2*/2H* Cultural Anthropology/Honors CSU Area D
ANT-5* Cultures of Ancient Mexico CSU Area D
ANT-8* Language and Culture CSU Area D
AHS-13* Pre-Columbian Art History CSU Area C1
AHS-14* Latin American Art: Colonial to the Present CSU Area C1
COM-12* Intercultural Communcation CSU Area D
ENG-25* Latinx Literature of the United States CSU Area C2
GEG-2* Human Geography CSU Area D
HIS-25* History of Mexico CSU Area D
HIS-31* Introduction to Chicana/o/x Studies CSU Area C2 or D
SOC-1*/1H* Introduction to Sociology CSU Area D
SOC-10*/10H* Race and Ethinic Relations CSU Area D