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Spanish Language Associate in Arts Degree Program

Spanish Programs

The Spanish Programs provide a sequential course of study that prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions with a Spanish major or acquisition of Spanish proficiency necessary for career fields that emphasize the value of familiarity with diverse cultures and global issues.

 

Spanish Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T)

Students who successfully complete the AA-T in Spanish earn specific guarantees for transfer to the CSU system: admission to a CSU with junior status and priority admission to their local CSU campus and to a program or major in Spanish or a similar major. Students transferring to a CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Students are required to complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a California State University, including both of the following: (1) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements and (2) 19-23 semester units with a grade of C or P or better in the major and an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. See page 60 for a more detailed description of Associate Degrees for Transfer.
Students are advised to consult with a Berkeley City College counselor for additional information and to verify transfer requirements.

Note: Although it is possible to fulfill the requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer by completing the IGETC for UC pattern, admission to CSU requires completion of an Oral Communication course (IGETC Area 1C; CSU GE Area A-1); therefore, students

 

Required Courses
Choose 20 units from the following:
  • SPAN 1A
Elementary Spanish 5 units
  • SPAN 1B
Elementary Spanish 5 units
  • SPAN 2A
Intermediate Spanish 5 units
  • SPAN 2B
Intermediate Spanish 5 units
  • SPAN 22A
Spanish for Bilingual Speakers I 5 units
  • SPAN 22B
Spanish for Bilingual Speakers II 5 units
Spanish Electives (Choose from List Below) 3 units
Major Requirements 23 units
General Education and Electives 37 units
Total Units 60 units
List A—Select 3-9 units only if a student has not taken all of the courses listed above:
  • SPAN 10A
Adv/Spanish Conversational 3 units
  • SPAN 10B
Adv/Spanish Conversational 3 units
  • SPAN 15
Spanish Composition 3 units
  • SPAN 31A
Intermediate Conversational Spanish 3 units
  • SPAN 31B
Intermediate Conversational Spanish 3 units
  • SPAN 35A
Intermediate Conversational Spanish: Current Events 3 units
  • SPAN 35B
Intermediate Conversational Spanish: Film 3 units
  • SPAN 38
Latin American Literature 3 units
  • SPAN 39
Latin American Novel 3 units
  • SPAN 40
Hispanic Civilization and Culture 3 units

Substitution Courses (see List A): If a student places out of any core course(s) and is not awarded units for that course or courses, the student will need to take additional units to compensate for the courses/units required to reach at least 18 total units in the degree. Course substitutions are made at the discretion of the Modern Languages Department. Suggested substitutions include courses in List A.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will be able to:
• Use grammar and vocabulary to demonstrate oral competence in the Spanish language.
• Use grammar and vocabulary to demonstrate written competence in the Spanish language.
• Describe the culture(s) of the Spanish-speaking world.
• Interpret Spanish-language texts according to their cultural, literary
and/or linguistic content.

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Spanish Language for Heritage Speakers Associate in Arts Degree

Spanish provides a sequential course of study that prepares you for transfer to four-year institutions with a Spanish major or acquisition of Spanish proficiency necessary for career fields that emphasize the value of familiarity with diverse cultures and global issues.

Required Courses
Choose 20 units from the following:
  • SPAN 22A
Spanish for Bilingual Speakers I 5 units
  • SPAN 22B
Spanish for Bilingual Speakers II 5 units

 

  • SPAN 15
Spanish Composition 3 units
  • SPAN 38
Latin American Literature 3 units
  • SPAN 39
Latin American Novel 3 units
  • SPAN 40
Hispanic Civilization and Culture 3 units
  • M/LAT 30A
Survey of Latin-American Films 3 units
  • M/LAT 30B
Survey of Latin-American Films 3 units
IGETC/CSU-GE-Breadth Requirements
and Electives
38 units
Total Units Required for the Degree 60 units

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will be able to:
• Demonstrate oral competence in the Spanish Language: use grammar and vocabulary to demonstrate oral competence in the Spanish language.
• Demonstrate written competence in the Spanish language: use grammar and vocabulary to demonstrate written competence in the Spanish language.
• Describe the culture(s) of the Spanish–speaking world.
• Interpret Spanish-language texts according to their cultural, literary and/or linguistic content.

  • Modern Languages

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