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Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts in Italian (AA in Italian) requires 20 units of major core courses, which provide 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 have to complete the following core courses: ITAL001A, ITAL001B, ITAL002A, ITAL002B. Each course is 5 units.

Major Core Requirements (20 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ITAL001ABeginning Italian5 units
ITAL001BBeginning Italian5 units
ITAL002AIntermediate Italian5 units
ITAL002BIntermediate Italian5 units

Total Major Units: 20 units

To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Completion of WVC, CSU-Breadth, or IGETC General Education patterns. Students whose goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree should complete the CSU-Breadth or IGETC General Education pattern.
  3. Complete additional degree applicable units to meet the minimum 60-unit Associate Degree requirements.

Upon successful completion of this program a student 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.
Last Updated 7/19/23