Name: Margarita Pillado
Office: FO 2907
Spanish Associate of Arts Degree for Transfer
Associate Degree requirements must be completed with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better.
This degree is intended for students transferring to a California State University campus. It is not a requirement for transfer but may give students an admission advantage at some CSU campuses. Not all CSU campuses accept this degree as fulfillment of lower-division major requirements. Students should meet with a counselor to determine if this degree is a good option for them. Information on which CSU campuses accept this degree can be found at http://www.sb1440.org/
The goal of the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree (AA-T in Spanish) is to develop competence in the ability to understand, speak, read, and write Spanish, and to provide an understanding and appreciation of the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, including the US Latino experience. The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree (AA-T in Spanish) prepares students to continue their education at a California State University campus leading to a baccalaureate degree. Students who complete this degree may enter with junior status to the California State University system, and will be given priority admission to the CSU system.
To complete the degree, students must fulfill the following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements (pursuant to SB1440):
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to a California State University.
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education –Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.”
- A grade of “C” or better (or “P” if the course is taken on a pass/no-pass basis) in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Upon completion of this degree program, students will:
- Demonstrate intermediate-level oral proficiency in the Spanish language as defined by the ACTFL guidelines.
- Demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in the grammar structure, tense, mood and syntax.
- Demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in writing and reading comprehension in the Spanish language.
- Demonstrate general knowledge of the social, political, cultural and economic conditions in the countries in which Spanish is spoken.
MAJOR - REQUIRED COURSES
SPANISH 1 Elementary Spanish I 5
SPANISH 2 Elementary Spanish II 5
SPANISH 35 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 5*
SPANISH 3 Intermediate Spanish I 5
SPANISH 36 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 5*
SPANISH 4 Intermediate Spanish II 5
Select one course (3-5 semester units) from the following:
SPANISH 5 Advanced Spanish I 5
SPANISH 6 Advanced Spanish II 5
SPANISH 9 Hispanic Civilization 3
SPANISH 10 Latin American Civilization 3
SPANISH 26 Understanding Latin America Through Film 3
SPANISH 27 Cultural Awareness Through Advanced Conversation 3
SPANISH 37 Composition and Conversation for Spanish Speakers 5*
SPANISH 65 Mexican Literature and Culture 3
HISTORY 5 History of the Americas I 3
HISTORY 6 History of the Americas II 3
MAJOR - TOTAL UNITS 23-25 units
(*) Students who speak Spanish at home but have not been schooled in Spanish, should begin the A.A.-T with Spanish 35 and complete the core with Spanish 36 and Spanish 37.
(**) If a student places out of any of the required core course(s) and is not awarded units for that course, the student will need to take additional units to compensate for the course/units required to reach at least 18 total units in the major. Suggested substitutions can be taken from the list of elective courses or from the following list:
RECOMMENDED SUBSTITUTION COURSES**
SPANISH 11 Great Books of Spanish Literature 3
SPANISH 12 Contemporary Mexican Literature 3
SPANISH 15 Great Books of Latin American Literature 3
SPANISH 16 Mexican Civilization 3
SPANISH 25 Spanish American Short Story in Translation 3
GENERAL EDUCATION - REQUIRED COURSES
Students must complete one of the following General Education Plans:
PLAN A NOT AVAILABLE WITH THIS MAJOR
PLAN B NOT AVAILABLE WITH THIS MAJOR
PLAN C CSU GE Breadth Certification Plan. 39 units
PLAN D IGETC 34-39 units
Source: Pierce College Catalog 2014-2016