The ability to understand, speak, read and write in another language is increasingly important as global interaction expands. The Spanish curriculum includes courses appropriate for a general liberal arts education and for the major in Spanish.
Completion of Spanish courses will assist students in meeting their career, transfer and life-long learning goals and prepare them to interact with Spanish-speaking communities. Additionally, students who complete the Spanish program will gain valuable insights into the process of language learning, empowering them to pursue future language study. The study of Spanish is relevant to student’s lives today and provides them with skills needed to communicate effectively as global citizens. Extra-curricular cultural events enhance student understanding of language and culture.
Upon completion of the Spanish Program, students will be able to interpret native spoken Spanish in a variety of contexts and formats and use grammar effectively to communicate with native speakers. In addition, students will also be able to read and interpret written material of at least six paragraphs in length and write a clear and accurate, four-paragraph essay in Spanish, in a variety of contexts.
The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer is to assist students in the seamless transferring to a CSU (California State University).
Pursuant to SB1440, section 66756, to earn an Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer (AA-T in Spanish) students must:
- Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units.
- Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.
- Complete and obtain certification of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) pattern.
- Earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
- Complete a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.