World Languages Degrees

Associate of Arts Degree in French

After completing the A.A. degree in French, a student will be able to:

  • Communicate at the respective level on common daily topics
  • Respond with written and spoken expressions of the target language according to the level of study
  • Speak and convey information with accuracy and pronunciation acceptable to native-speakers of the language
  • Explain aspects of diverse cultural and global awareness
  • Customize the mode of communication appropriate to the specific audience

Required Courses (20 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
FRNC 1A Beginning French 5 units
FRNC 1B Beginning French 5 units
FRNC 2A Intermediate French 5 units
FRNC 2B Intermediate French 5 units
FRNC 3A Advanced French Oral and Written Composition 5 units
FRNC 3B Advanced French Oral and Written Composition 5 units

To be awarded an A.A. Degree, a student must complete:

  1. All major requirements
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements

Associate of Arts Degree in Italian

The Associate of Arts in Italian (AA in Italian) requires 20 units of major core courses, which provides students with a solid foundation of the Italian language and culture. The Associate of Arts in Italian includes the necessary coursework to transfer to a four-year university where students will have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s or graduate degree in Italian.

In order to obtain the degree, students must complete the following core courses: ITAL001A, ITAL001B, ITAL002A, ITAL002B. Each course is 5 units.

Upon completion of this AA program students will be able to:

  • Speak and convey information with accuracy and pronunciation acceptable to native-speakers of the Italian language.
  • Communicate on common daily topics in Italian.
  • Respond with written and spoken expressions of Italian.
  • Customize the mode of communication appropriate to specific Italian speaking audiences.
  • Explain aspects of diverse cultural and global awareness relevant to the Italian culture.

Require Core (20 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ITAL 001A Beginning Italian 5 units
ITAL 001B Beginning Italian 5 units
ITAL 002A Intermediate Italian 5 units
ITAL 002B Intermediate Italian 5 units

Total Major Units: 20 units

Total Program Units: 60 units

To be awarded an A.A. Degree, a student must complete:

  1. All major requirements
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements

Only includes the program major requirements.

Fall, Year 1

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ITAL 001A Beginning Italian 5 units

Spring, Year 1

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ITAL 001B Beginning Italian 5 units

Fall, Year 2

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ITAL 002A Intermediate Italian 5 units

Spring, Year 2

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ITAL 002B Intermediate Italian 5 units

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree in Spanish

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree (AA-T in Spanish) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Spanish. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree (AA-T in Spanish) will be able to communicate at the respective level on common daily topics; respond with written and spoken expressions of the target language according to the level of study; speak and convey information with accuracy and pronunciation acceptable to native-speakers of the language; explain aspects of diverse cultural and global awareness; and customize the mode of communication appropriate to the specific audience.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
SPAN 1A Beginning Spanish 5 units
SPAN 1B Beginning Spanish 5 units
SPAN 2A Intermediate Spanish 5 units
SPAN 2B Intermediate Spanish 5 units

List A: Select One

Course Number Course Title Units
SPAN 3A Advanced Spanish Oral and Written Composition 5 units
SPAN 3B Advanced Spanish Oral and Written Composition 5 units
ENGL 13 Latino/Chicano Literature 3 units
HIST 16 Mexican–American History 3 units

Major Requirements: 23-25 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 – 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Associate of Arts Degree in Spanish

After completing the A.A. degree in Spanish, a student will be able to:

  • Communicate at the respective level on common daily topics
  • Respond with written and spoken expressions of the target language according to the level of study
  • Speak and convey information with accuracy and pronunciation acceptable to native-speakers of the language
  • Explain aspects of diverse cultural and global awareness.
  • Customize the mode of communication appropriate to the specific audience

Required Core Courses (20 units)

Select a 4-course sequence

Course Number Course Title Units
SPAN 1A Beginning Spanish 5 units
SPAN 1B Beginning Spanish 5 units
SPAN 2A Intermediate Spanish 5 units
SPAN 2B Intermediate Spanish 5 units

OR

Course Number Course Title Units
SPAN 1B Beginning Spanish 5 units
SPAN 2A Intermediate Spanish 5 units
SPAN 2B Intermediate Spanish 5 units
SPAN 3A Advanced Spanish Oral and Written Composition 5 units

OR

Course Number Course Title Units
SPAN 2A Intermediate Spanish 5 units
SPAN 2B Intermediate Spanish 5 units
SPAN 3A Advanced Spanish Oral and Written Composition 5 units
SPAN 3B Advanced Spanish Oral and Written Composition 5 units
Last Updated 9/29/21