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Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Spanish

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Spanish majors (or similar majors) at a California State University that offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish.

This degree is designed for students interested in the field of the Spanish language and for students looking to further their understanding of the cultural and linguistic aspects of the language as they apply to the workplace. These courses will provide students with a solid foundation in Spanish language and culture that will be useful either for transferring or using in the workplace.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
Select sample path/map:
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select one: SPAN 101 / SPAN 101S (CSU GE C2) M4.5
SPAN 101 - Spanish I (4.5 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following sequences of courses: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or SPAN 101S and SPAN 102S)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of Spanish language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Various facets of Spanish-speaking cultures will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those students who do not have a Spanish language background who wish to learn to speak Spanish or who seek a degree in the Spanish language.

SPAN 101S - Spanish for Spanish Speakers I (4.5 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit from UC for only one of the following sequences of courses: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or SPAN 101S and SPAN 102S)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of Spanish language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Various facets of Spanish-speaking cultures will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those students who do have a Spanish language background and want to develop a better written and oral competency in the language, or who seek a degree in the Spanish language.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
KIN 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:14.0 
2nd Semester
Select one: SPAN 102 / SPAN 102S (CSU GE C2) M4.5
SPAN 102 - Spanish II (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of 2 years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following sequences of courses: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or SPAN 101S and SPAN 102S)

This course is a continuation of the study of the essentials of Spanish language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. The skills learned in SPAN 101 will be reviewed. The class will increase vocabulary, grammar, and cultural knowledge to improve on the reading, listening, speaking and writing skills presented in SPAN 101. In this course the study of verb tenses and constructions is completed. Various facets of Spanish-speaking cultures will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those students who do not have a Spanish language background who wish to learn to speak Spanish or who seek a degree in the Spanish language.

SPAN 102S - Spanish for Spanish Speakers II (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 101S with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit from UC for only one of the following sequences of courses: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or SPAN 101S and SPAN 102S)

This course is a continuation of the essentials of the Spanish language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. The skills learned in Spanish 101S will be reviewed. The class will increase vocabulary, grammar, and cultural knowledge to improve on the reading, listening, speaking and writing skills presented in Spanish 101S. In this course the study or verb tenses and constructions is completed. It is designed to further improve the language skills of students with a Spanish language background. Various facets of Spanish-speaking cultures will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those students who do have a Spanish language background and want to develop a better written and oral competency in the language, or who seek a degree in the Spanish language.

CSU GE B4 - Math/Quantitative ReasoningGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
FIN 101
MATH 130, 130H, 140, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270
PSY 190

US HISTORY (CSU GE D)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
Summer 1
CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D) GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
Select one: SPAN 201 / SPAN 201H M4.5
SPAN 201 - Spanish III (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or SPAN 102S with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of three years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 201 or SPAN 201H)

This is an intermediate level course in which Spanish grammar is reviewed. It includes intensive practice in conversation and composition. Many aspects of Spanish culture are introduced in short stories by Latin-American and Spanish authors. Students strengthen their communications and written skills by analyzing these stories in Spanish. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge in Spanish as well as for those seeking a degree in the Spanish language.

SPAN 201H - Spanish III Honors (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 102 or SPAN 102S with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of three years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or better. Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 201 or SPAN 201H)

This is an intermediate level course in which Spanish grammar is reviewed. It includes intensive practice in conversation and composition. Many aspects of Spanish culture are introduced in short stories by Latin-American and Spanish authors. Students strengthen their communications and written skills by analyzing these stories in Spanish. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge in Spanish as well as for those seeking a degree in the Spanish language. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Select one: FR 101 / FR 102 / FR 201 / FR 202 / HIST 122 / HUM 125 / HUM 125H / HUM 130 / LIT 117 / LIT 117H / LIT 149 M3.0†
FR 101 - French I (4.5 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the essentials of French language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Various facets of French-speaking culture (history, philosophy, and politics) will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those interested in learning to speak French as well as those seeking a degree in the French language

FR 102 - French II (4.5 units)

Prerequisite:Completion of FR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of 2 years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a continuation to the essentials of the French Language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Various facets of French-speaking culture (history, philosophy, and politics) will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those interested in continuing to learn to speak French as well as for those seeking a degree in the French language.

FR 201 - French III (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: FR 102 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of three years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course stresses advanced conversational, reading, writing and translation skills. Emphasis is placed on understanding spoken French as well as on proficiency and accuracy in speaking French. The course will include an introduction to French literature as well as the reading of one novel in French to be determined by the instructor. Various facets of French culture, philosophy, politics and history will also be explored. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge in French as well as for those seeking a degree in the French language.

FR 202 - French IV (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: FR 201 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of four years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory:ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a continuation of FR 201. The course stresses advanced conversational, reading, writing and translation skills. Emphasis is placed on understanding spoken French as well as on proficiency and accuracy in speaking French. The course will include an introduction to French literature as well as the reading of one novel in French to be determined by the instructor.In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. Various facets of French culture, philosophy, politics and history will also be explored. This course is intended for those interested in continuing to learn to speak French as well as for those seeking a degree in the French language.

HIST 122 - History of Mexico (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the cultural, social, and political history of Mexico from pre-Columbian to modern times. The course will cover pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, the Spanish conquest and the colonial period, and the national period, with special emphasis given to Mexico’s relations with the United States and its place and role in the world community. This course is designed for students interested in understanding Mexico as a nation and is also recommended for all history and most social science majors. This course is also a restricted elective for the History for Transfer (AA-T) degree.

HUM 125 - Introduction to Mexican Culture (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUM 125 or HUM 125H)

This course provides an interdisciplinary presentation of vital artistic, literary, architectural, musical, political, religious and historical movements within Mexico spanning from Pre-Cortesian to contemporary times. This course is designed for students who wish to further their understanding of major Mexican cultural and historical developments.

HUM 125H - Introduction to Mexican Culture Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUM 125 or HUM 125H)

This course provides an interdisciplinary presentation of vital artistic, literary, architectural, musical, political, religious and historical movements within Mexico spanning from pre-Cortesian to contemporary times. This course is designed for students who wish to further their understanding of major Mexican cultural and historical developments. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

HUM 130 - Contemporary Mexican-American Culture (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides a contemporary interdisciplinary examination of the most vital Mexican-American literary, artistic, musical, theatrical, social, political and historical movements. This course is designed for students who wish to further their understanding of major Mexican-American cultural contributions to contemporary society.

LIT 117 - Mexican Literature in Translation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies.

LIT 117H - Mexican Literature in Translation Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a “C” or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students eligible in the honors program.

LIT 149 - Introduction to Chicana/o/x Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Chicana/o/x literature, with a focus on major texts from 1848 to the present. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural themes, including identity issues. Assigned readings may comprise a variety of forms and genres including essays, poetry, fiction, oral histories, corridos, and autobiography by writers from the Southwest. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various forms genres of literature, learning more about Chicana/o/x cultural expression, and/or majoring in Chicana/o/x Studies.

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
4th Semester
SPAN 202 - Spanish IVM4.5
SPAN 202 - Spanish IV (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 201 or 201H with a grade of "C" or better or completion of four years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is the continuation of SPAN 201. SPAN 202 is an intermediate level course in which Spanish language and culture is reviewed. It stresses written and oral proficiency as well as reading comprehension and composition. Many aspects of Spanish culture, literature, and history are analyzed in readings by Latin American and Spanish authors. Students strengthen their communication and writing skills by analyzing these stories in Spanish. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those students who wish to broaden their knowledge in Spanish as well as for those interested in pursuing a degree in the Spanish language.

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 130, 185
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

CSU ElectiveEL1.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

CSU ElectiveEL1.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
Total Units for Spanish AA-T program (Transfer to CSU)60.5† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select one: SPAN 101 / SPAN 101S (IGETC 6) M4.5
SPAN 101 - Spanish I (4.5 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following sequences of courses: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or SPAN 101S and SPAN 102S)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of Spanish language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Various facets of Spanish-speaking cultures will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those students who do not have a Spanish language background who wish to learn to speak Spanish or who seek a degree in the Spanish language.

SPAN 101S - Spanish for Spanish Speakers I (4.5 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit from UC for only one of the following sequences of courses: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or SPAN 101S and SPAN 102S)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of Spanish language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Various facets of Spanish-speaking cultures will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those students who do have a Spanish language background and want to develop a better written and oral competency in the language, or who seek a degree in the Spanish language.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158,159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130,135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

Total Semester Units:14.0† 
2nd Semester
Select one: SPAN 102 / SPAN 102S (IGETC 3B) M4.5
SPAN 102 - Spanish II (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of 2 years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following sequences of courses: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or SPAN 101S and SPAN 102S)

This course is a continuation of the study of the essentials of Spanish language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. The skills learned in SPAN 101 will be reviewed. The class will increase vocabulary, grammar, and cultural knowledge to improve on the reading, listening, speaking and writing skills presented in SPAN 101. In this course the study of verb tenses and constructions is completed. Various facets of Spanish-speaking cultures will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those students who do not have a Spanish language background who wish to learn to speak Spanish or who seek a degree in the Spanish language.

SPAN 102S - Spanish for Spanish Speakers II (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 101S with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit from UC for only one of the following sequences of courses: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or SPAN 101S and SPAN 102S)

This course is a continuation of the essentials of the Spanish language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. The skills learned in Spanish 101S will be reviewed. The class will increase vocabulary, grammar, and cultural knowledge to improve on the reading, listening, speaking and writing skills presented in Spanish 101S. In this course the study or verb tenses and constructions is completed. It is designed to further improve the language skills of students with a Spanish language background. Various facets of Spanish-speaking cultures will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those students who do have a Spanish language background and want to develop a better written and oral competency in the language, or who seek a degree in the Spanish language.

IGETC 2 - Math/Quantitative ReasoningGE3.0†

Note:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
MATH 130, 130H, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270;
PSY 190

US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H
PHIL 110, 110H

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
Summer 1
Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4) GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

UC ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
Select one: SPAN 201 / SPAN 201H M4.5
SPAN 201 - Spanish III (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or SPAN 102S with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of three years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 201 or SPAN 201H)

This is an intermediate level course in which Spanish grammar is reviewed. It includes intensive practice in conversation and composition. Many aspects of Spanish culture are introduced in short stories by Latin-American and Spanish authors. Students strengthen their communications and written skills by analyzing these stories in Spanish. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge in Spanish as well as for those seeking a degree in the Spanish language.

SPAN 201H - Spanish III Honors (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 102 or SPAN 102S with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of three years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or better. Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 201 or SPAN 201H)

This is an intermediate level course in which Spanish grammar is reviewed. It includes intensive practice in conversation and composition. Many aspects of Spanish culture are introduced in short stories by Latin-American and Spanish authors. Students strengthen their communications and written skills by analyzing these stories in Spanish. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge in Spanish as well as for those seeking a degree in the Spanish language. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Select one: FR 101 / FR 102 / FR 201 / FR 202 / HIST 122 / HUM 125 / HUM 125H / HUM 130 / LIT 117 / LIT 117H / LIT 149 M3.0†
FR 101 - French I (4.5 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the essentials of French language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Various facets of French-speaking culture (history, philosophy, and politics) will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those interested in learning to speak French as well as those seeking a degree in the French language

FR 102 - French II (4.5 units)

Prerequisite:Completion of FR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of 2 years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a continuation to the essentials of the French Language: reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Various facets of French-speaking culture (history, philosophy, and politics) will be analyzed via cross-cultural comparisons. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those interested in continuing to learn to speak French as well as for those seeking a degree in the French language.

FR 201 - French III (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: FR 102 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of three years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course stresses advanced conversational, reading, writing and translation skills. Emphasis is placed on understanding spoken French as well as on proficiency and accuracy in speaking French. The course will include an introduction to French literature as well as the reading of one novel in French to be determined by the instructor. Various facets of French culture, philosophy, politics and history will also be explored. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge in French as well as for those seeking a degree in the French language.

FR 202 - French IV (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: FR 201 with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of four years of high school French with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory:ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a continuation of FR 201. The course stresses advanced conversational, reading, writing and translation skills. Emphasis is placed on understanding spoken French as well as on proficiency and accuracy in speaking French. The course will include an introduction to French literature as well as the reading of one novel in French to be determined by the instructor.In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. Various facets of French culture, philosophy, politics and history will also be explored. This course is intended for those interested in continuing to learn to speak French as well as for those seeking a degree in the French language.

HIST 122 - History of Mexico (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the cultural, social, and political history of Mexico from pre-Columbian to modern times. The course will cover pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, the Spanish conquest and the colonial period, and the national period, with special emphasis given to Mexico’s relations with the United States and its place and role in the world community. This course is designed for students interested in understanding Mexico as a nation and is also recommended for all history and most social science majors. This course is also a restricted elective for the History for Transfer (AA-T) degree.

HUM 125 - Introduction to Mexican Culture (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUM 125 or HUM 125H)

This course provides an interdisciplinary presentation of vital artistic, literary, architectural, musical, political, religious and historical movements within Mexico spanning from Pre-Cortesian to contemporary times. This course is designed for students who wish to further their understanding of major Mexican cultural and historical developments.

HUM 125H - Introduction to Mexican Culture Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUM 125 or HUM 125H)

This course provides an interdisciplinary presentation of vital artistic, literary, architectural, musical, political, religious and historical movements within Mexico spanning from pre-Cortesian to contemporary times. This course is designed for students who wish to further their understanding of major Mexican cultural and historical developments. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

HUM 130 - Contemporary Mexican-American Culture (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides a contemporary interdisciplinary examination of the most vital Mexican-American literary, artistic, musical, theatrical, social, political and historical movements. This course is designed for students who wish to further their understanding of major Mexican-American cultural contributions to contemporary society.

LIT 117 - Mexican Literature in Translation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies.

LIT 117H - Mexican Literature in Translation Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a “C” or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students eligible in the honors program.

LIT 149 - Introduction to Chicana/o/x Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Chicana/o/x literature, with a focus on major texts from 1848 to the present. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural themes, including identity issues. Assigned readings may comprise a variety of forms and genres including essays, poetry, fiction, oral histories, corridos, and autobiography by writers from the Southwest. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various forms genres of literature, learning more about Chicana/o/x cultural expression, and/or majoring in Chicana/o/x Studies.

Select one: IGETC 4 / IGETC 3B GE3.0
IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.0 units)

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158,159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130,135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

IGETC 3B - Humanities (3.0† units)

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 146
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 102
LATN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H; SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
4th Semester
SPAN 202 - Spanish IVM4.5
SPAN 202 - Spanish IV (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 201 or 201H with a grade of "C" or better or completion of four years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is the continuation of SPAN 201. SPAN 202 is an intermediate level course in which Spanish language and culture is reviewed. It stresses written and oral proficiency as well as reading comprehension and composition. Many aspects of Spanish culture, literature, and history are analyzed in readings by Latin American and Spanish authors. Students strengthen their communication and writing skills by analyzing these stories in Spanish. In addition to classroom discussion, students are required to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice in the Language Laboratory via interactive websites, audio CDs, video programs, and films. The Language Laboratory work focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and cultural practices. This class is designed for those students who wish to broaden their knowledge in Spanish as well as for those interested in pursuing a degree in the Spanish language.

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140

IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

UC ElectiveEL1.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

UC ElectiveEL1.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
Total Units for Spanish AA-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU)60.5† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

Using critical thinking skills, students will speak fluently and comprehend at the intermediate level commensurate with the grammar and vocabulary of that level, and demonstrate increased knowledge and appreciation of the Spanish language, literature, and culture.


2

Students will write dialogues, letters, reports, summaries, and essays on various topics using correct grammar, syntax, punctuation, capitalization, and diacritical marks.


3

Students will read, discuss and analyze literary selections in Spanish that vary in style, from simple journalist writing to highly original and complex literary works.


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