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Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts in Spanish (AA in Spanish) requires 20 units of major core courses, which provides students with a solid foundation in the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The Associate of Arts in Spanish provides students with 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 Spanish. Depending on their entry level of Spanish, students can choose among the following courses: SPAN 1A, SPAN 1B, SPAN 2A, SPAN 2B, SPAN 3A, SPAN 3B. Each course is 5 units.

Major Core Requirements (20 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
SPAN001ABeginning Spanish5 units
SPAN001BBeginning Spanish5 units
SPAN002AIntermediate Spanish5 units
SPAN002BIntermediate Spanish5 units
SPAN003AAdvanced Spanish Oral and Written Composition5 units
SPAN003BAdvanced Spanish Oral and Written Composition5 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:

  • Explain aspects of diverse cultural and global awareness relevant to Spanish speaking countries.
  • Speak and convey information with accuracy and pronunciation acceptable to native-speakers of the Spanish language.
  • Communicate on common daily topics in Spanish.
  • Customize the mode of communication appropriate to specific Spanish speaking audiences.
  • Respond with written and spoken expressions of Spanish.
Last Updated 7/19/23