Degrees & Certificates
Associate in Arts for Transfer
About the Program
The Foreign Language program offers primarily first- and second-year transfer-level courses in American Sign Language, Spanish, French, and Italian. Some courses are scheduled on a rotating basis. The transfer-level courses are designed to prepare students to continue with their language studies in upper-division courses after leaving Las Positas College. In addition, there is an emphasis on learning about the culture of the people who speak the individual languages.
About the Degree
The Las Positas College Spanish program offers courses that lead to an Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree. The major requirements for the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree align with the Intersegmental Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) for Spanish. Students will have guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus upon successful completion of the program requirements. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA 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.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Spanish, students are able to demonstrate oral competence in the Spanish Language by using correct grammar, vocabulary, and appropriate register.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Spanish, students are able to demonstrate written competence in the Spanish language by using correct grammar, vocabulary, and appropriate register.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Spanish, students are able to have a clear understanding of the cultures of the Spanish speaking world.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Spanish, students are able to analyze and interpret
Spanish texts according to their cultural, literary and/or linguistic content.
|SPAN 1A Beginning Spanish||5|
|SPAN 1B Elementary Spanish||5|
|SPAN 2A Intermediate Spanish I or|
|SPAN 21 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I||4-5|
|SPAN 2B Intermediate Spanish II or|
|SPAN 22 (Spanish for Spanish Speakers II||4-5|
|SPAN 23 (Introduction to Hispanic Literature)||3|
|Total Units in the Major||21-23|
|General Education and Electives||37-39|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022