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Spanish

Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

As the world becomes increasingly smaller, knowledge of foreign languages expands in importance. Spanish is a very useful language in education, health, social services, business and other fields where contact with the public takes place. The focus of the program is on language; however, students also gain historical, economic and cultural insights into the Hispanic world. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: a) The completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required: Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.] b) minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. c) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with all courses in the major being completed with a grade of “C” or better.

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Spanish will:

  • Be independent language learners and have core competencies in grammar and vocabulary, reading, writing, oral and listening skills, and develop a cultural awareness, to achieve their personal, vocational and academic goals.

Program Requirements

A major of 20-25 unit is required for the degree. Select one of the options below.

Option 1: Required core courses (25 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I 5.0
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 5.0
SPAN 103 Intermediate Spanish I 5.0
SPAN 104 Intermediate Spanish II 5.0
SPAN 105 Advanced Composition and Grammar 5.0

Option 2: Required core courses (22 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 5.0
SPAN 103 Intermediate Spanish I 5.0
SPAN 104 Intermediate Spanish II 5.0
SPAN 105 Advanced Composition and Grammar 5.0
SPAN 111 Intermediate Spanish Conversation 2.0

Option 3: Required Core Courses (20 units). Students that score 3 or higher on the AP Spanish Language examination 5 units are credited for SPAN 103

Course Number Course Title Units
SPAN 103 Intermediate Spanish I 5.0
SPAN 104 Intermediate Spanish II 5.0
SPAN 105 Advanced Composition and Grammar 5.0
SPAN 111 Intermediate Spanish Conversation 2.0
SPAN 112 Advanced Spanish Conversation 3.0

General Education

Complete one of the following:

a) CSU General Education Breadth - 39 units

or

b) Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) - 37 units

Double counting:

Number of units that may be double counted for the major and CSU GE or IGETC - 6.

Select additional CSU transferrable units as needed to achieve 60 units required for the degree - 2-9 units