Academic Catalog

Language & Communication

Spanish for Transfer (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree is designed to provide students with communicative skills in Spanish, as well as a greater understanding of Spanish culture and civilization. This degree prepares students to transfer to a California State University.

The following is required for the AA-T in Spanish for Transfer degree:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major.
  4. A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.
  5. Certified completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section for more information. Note: If following IGETC, IGETC-CSU must be followed for admission to a CSU.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of media and/or contexts (speech, writing, and/or sign language).
  • Apply discipline-specific theories about language and communication to students’ own practice or work.
  • Navigate norms related to communicating in diverse environments, including professional, intercultural, and/or specialized settings.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum
SPAN-120Spanish I5
SPAN-121Spanish II5
SPAN-220Spanish III5
SPAN-221Spanish IV5
List A
Select one of the following:3
U.S. History: Chicano/Chicana Perspectives I
U.S. History: Chicano/Chicana Perspectives II
Chicana/o Literature
Spanish and Latin American Cultures
Hispanic Civilizations
Conversational Spanish I 1
Conversational Spanish II 1
Units in the Major23
6-9 units CSU/3-6 units IGETC may be double-counted with GE
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)39/37
Total Transferable Elective Units4-7/3-6
Total Units60

Substitution Courses:
SPAN-250 Conversational Spanish I may be substituted for SPAN-120 Spanish I for students placing at the level of SPAN-121 Spanish II.
SPAN-251 Conversational Spanish II may be substituted for SPAN-121 Spanish II for students placing into SPAN-220 Spanish III.

Please note: SDSU accepts this degree for students transferring into Spanish B.A.