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The Associate Degree for Transfer in Spanish is intended to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor's in Spanish at a CSU by developing not only high-intermediate language skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing but also an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures.

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Completion of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Spanish degree guarantees admission for students to transfer to a CSU with junior standing. This degree allows students to complete various lower division courses in preparation for obtaining a baccalaureate degree in Spanish studies at a California State University. Students have the option of fulfilling CSUGE or IGETC general education patterns. Learn more about general education patterns

  • With CSUGE Requirements: MAA707
  • With IGETC Requirements: MAA708

California Community Colleges offer associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. These may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.

Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T are able to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units. To view the most current list of Moreno Valley College Associate Degrees for Transfer and to find out which CSU campuses accept each degree, visit I Can Go to College. Students are encouraged to meet with a MVC counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Students will develop not only high-intermediate language skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing but also an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures.

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

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in Spanish by interpreting and articulating ideas, questions, opinions and information at the high-intermediate level, both orally and in writing.
  • Analyze the practices, products and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking countries and peoples throughout the world through a comparison of Hispanic cultures and their own.

Total Units Required: 23

Core Courses (23 Units)

Course Number Course Name Units
SPA-1/1H Spanish 1 or Honors 5
SPA-2/2H Spanish 2 or Honors 5
SPA-3/3N Spanish 3 or Spanish 3N for Native Speakers 5
SPA-4 Spanish 4 5
Electives - Choose from List A 3

List A: Choose 3 Units

Course Number Course Name Units
SPA-8 Intermediate Conversation 3
SPA-11  Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
SPA-12 Latin American Culture and Civilization 3

Courses may be double-counted within CSUGE or IGETC.

Optional Courses

If a student places out of any required course and is not awarded units for that course, the student will have to ake additional units to compensate for the course/units needed to reach at least 18 total units in the major (per Title 5 regulations). Appropriate course substitutions may be from List A or the courses listed below. Any other course substitution must be approved by the Spanish faculty of World Languages.

  • ANT-2/2H Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - CSU Area D
  • ANT-5 Cultures of Ancient Mexico - CSU area D
  • ANT-8 Introduction to Language and Culture - CSU Area D
  • AHS-13 Pre-Columbian Art History - CSU Area C1
  • AHS-14 Latin American Art: Colonial to the Present - CSU Area C1
  • COM-12 Intercultural Communication - CSU Area D
  • ENG-25 Latino Literature of the United States - CSU Area C2
  • GEG-2 Introduction to Human Geography - CSU Area D
  • HIS-31 Chicano/a or U.S. Latino History - CSU Area C2 or D
  • SOC-1/1H Introduction to Sociology - CSU Area D
  • SOC-10/10H Introduction to Race & Ethnicity - CSU Area D

Suggested Schedule by Term

Major and transfer course credit areas

Ensure you know how recommended classes satisfy your graduation and transfer goals.

  • Major

This program can be completed in 2 years, or 4 semesters (fall/spring). Students can decrease their semester course load by taking some required classes during the winter and summer terms instead. Some courses are only offered in the spring term.

Program completion within this time frame is dependent on the number of units enrolled per term and course availability. Full-time students are recommended to take 12-15 units per term. Meet with a counselor to develop your Student Educational Plan (SEP), determine the appropriate general education pattern and work/life/school balance.

Course Information
Course Credit Area
SPA 1/1H – Spanish 1/Honors
5 units. Course level depends on Spanish placement.
  • M
ENG 1A/1AH – English Composition/Honors
4 units
  • A2
  • 1A

Choose a 3-unit CSUGE E or IGETC 4 course. Suggested:

  • GUI 47 – Career and Life Exploration
  • KIN 4 – Nutrition
  • PSY 9 – Developmental Psychology
3 units. Fulfills CSUGE Area E or IGETC Area 4.
  • E
  • 4

Choose one:

  • COM 1/1H – Public Speaking/Honors
  • COM 2 – Persuasion in Rhetorical Perspective
  • COM 6 – Dynamics of Small Group Communication
  • COM 9/9H – Interpersonal Communication/Honors
3 units
  • A1
  • 1C

Student Tasks

Course Information
Course Credit Area
SPA 2/2H – Spanish 2/Honors
5 units. Course level depends on Spanish placement.
  • M
ENG 1B/1BH – Critical Thinking and Writing/Honors
4 units

    Choose one:

    • MAT 11 or 12/12H – College Algebra or Statistics/Honors
    • PSY/SOC 48 – Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    3 - 4 units

      Choose any CSUGE B-1 course. Suggested:

      • ANT 1/1H – Physical Anthropology/Honors
      • BIO 45 – Survey of Anatomy and Physiology 
      3 units
      • B1

      Student Tasks

      Course Information
      Course Credit Area
      SPA 3 or 3N – Spanish 3 or Spanish 3 for Native Speakers
      5 units. Course level determined by Spanish placement.
      • M

      Choose one:

      • SPA 8 – Intermediate Conversation
      • SPA 11 – Spanish Culture and Civilization
      • SPA 12 – Latin American Culture and Civilization
      3 units
      • M
      AHS 13 or 14 – Pre-Columbian Art History or Latin American Art: Colonial to Present
      3 units
      • C1
      HIS 31 – Introduction to Chicano/a Studies (Same as ETS-2)
      3 units
      • D
      Any Course from CSUGE Area F – Ethnic Studies
      3 units
      • F

      Student Tasks

      Course Information
      Course Credit Area
      SPA 4 – Spanish 4 (Offered only in spring terms)
      5 units
      • M

      Choose one:

      • ANT 2/2H – Cultural Anthropology/Honors
      • COM 12 – Intercultural Communication
      • GEG 2 – Human Geography
      • SOC 1/1H – Introduction to Sociology/Honors
      3 units
        POL 1/1H – American Politics/Honors
        3 units. CSU graduation requirement.

        Any 3-unit CSUGE B-2 course. Suggested:

        • GEG 1/1H and 1L – Physical Geography/Honors and Lab (a lab is required in either Area B-1 or Area B-2)
        4 units
        • B2

        Student Tasks

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