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Cerro Coso Community College

Spanish for Transfer

Spanish AA-T

What can I do with this?

Associate Degree for Transfer: A Degree with a GuaranteeWe are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AA-T degree guarantees admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and gives priority admission consideration to your local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to your community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. More information on the Degree with a Guarantee Program.

The Spanish Degree for Transfer

  • Guarantees acceptance to the CSU system
  • Prepares students for transfer to the CSU system to earn a baccalaureate in Spanish language, linguistics, literature, culture, and translation
  • Provides students with a strong foundation in fundamental language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) and a better understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world
  • The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree also serves as supplementary preparation for diverse professional fields such as
    • healthcare
    • the legal system
    • social work
    • business
    • customer service
    • foreign service
    • public relations
    • journalism
    • hospitality
    • travel industry
    • bilingual education
    • translation and interpretation
    • and non-profit organizations

Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

What will I learn?

  • Use proper Spanish in oral and written communication in real-world settings by integrating advanced grammar, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.
  • Interpret Spanish-language literary and cultural readings in a critically analytical way.
  • Express intercultural awareness, appreciation and understanding of the diverse Latin cultures.

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.

Required Core: (20 units) Option 1 or 2

Option 1

C-ID: SPAN 100 Elementary Spanish I

90 hours lecture. This is an introductory course in which students learn basic grammar and vocabulary for speaking, reading, listening, and writing at the beginning level as well as the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world. This class has an online component that requires the student to access the electronic book on a weekly basis. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

C-ID: SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish II

Prerequisite: SPAN C101 with a grade of “C” or better or two years of high school Spanish.

90 hours lecture. This course is a continuation of the introduction to the Spanish language presented in Spanish C101. Students will continue to focus on the grammar and vocabulary necessary for speaking, reading, listening, and writing at the high-beginner level as well as learning about the culture, and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world. This class has an online component that requires the student to access the electronic book on a weekly basis. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

C-ID: SPAN 220 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

Advisory: SPAN C102

72 hours lecture. This course is designed for native Spanish speakers, who already speak, read and write the language but wish to develop their fluency further through vocabulary building, spelling and accentuation rules, cognates, grammatical structures and composition. Cultural topics will also be in order for students to have a deeper understanding and awareness of their cultural heritage. This course is taught in Spanish. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

C-ID: SPAN 230 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

Advisory: SPAN C180

90 hours lecture. This course is a continuation of SPAN C180 and is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish or other linguistically qualified students. It provides instruction that builds upon the students’ existing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The course will continue to further their fluency through vocabulary building, spelling and accentuation rules, grammar, composition, and reading skills. It is taught within a Hispanic cultural context to increase a deeper understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultural heritage. The course is taught entirely in Spanish. Approved for Local GE Area 3 & 6.

 

Option 2

C-ID: ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Advisory: ENGL C101, LIBR C100.

54 hours lecture. This course analyzes social and cultural factors of human behavior in the recent past and present. Students compare and contrast cultural traditions, practices and beliefs, discussing the associated environmental and social factors that shape human cultures. Approved for IGETC Area 4A, CSU GE Area D1, Local GE Area 2 & 6.

Prerequisite: ENGL C101

54 lecture hours. This course studies the contributions to American literature by African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and other ethnic minorities. It examines the extent to which literature mirrors or shapes historical and social attitudes, with particular emphasis on the roles, images, and concerns of ethnic groups as expressed in literature. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

C-ID: SOCI 150 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity

Advisory: ENGL C101, LIBR C100

54 hours lecture. In this course, students apply critical reasoning skills to the analysis of race, ethnicity, and racism. The course covers the cultural, political, and economic practices and institutions that support or challenge racism, racial and ethnic inequalities, and the patterns of interaction among various racial and ethnic groups. Through multiple and varied readings and classroom discussion, students discover the interrelatedness of concepts such as race, class, and gender, and the roots and future of our “melting pot” society. This course is cross-listed with ETHN C151. Approved for IGETC Area 4C or 4D, CSU GE Area D3 or D4, Local GE Area 2 or 3, & 6.

C-ID: SPAN 220 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

Advisory: SPAN C102

72 hours lecture. This course is designed for native Spanish speakers, who already speak, read and write the language but wish to develop their fluency further through vocabulary building, spelling and accentuation rules, cognates, grammatical structures and composition. Cultural topics will also be in order for students to have a deeper understanding and awareness of their cultural heritage. This course is taught in Spanish. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

C-ID: SPAN 230 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

Advisory: SPAN C180

90 hours lecture. This course is a continuation of SPAN C180 and is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish or other linguistically qualified students. It provides instruction that builds upon the students’ existing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The course will continue to further their fluency through vocabulary building, spelling and accentuation rules, grammar, composition, and reading skills. It is taught within a Hispanic cultural context to increase a deeper understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultural heritage. The course is taught entirely in Spanish. Approved for Local GE Area 3 & 6.

 

LIST A - Select one (3-5 units)

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. The course covers Mexican history from Pre-Columbian period to the present. It includes an analysis of the social, cultural, political, and economic aspects of the Mexican past. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area D3 or D6, Local GEArea 2 & 6.

C-ID: ENGL 140 Survey of World Literature 1

Prerequisite: ENGL C101

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor.

72 hours lecture. This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from antiquity to the mid or late seventeenth century. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Advisory: ENGL C070

90 hours lecture. This is an introductory course in which students learn basic grammar and vocabulary for speaking, reading, understanding, and writing at the beginning level as well as the culture and civilization of the French-speaking world. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Advisory: ENGL C070

72 hours lecture. This course covers the basic structures and vocabulary for understanding reading, writing, and speaking Latin. The class covers pronunciation, comprehension, and structure of the language. Approved for CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: LATN C101

72 hours lecture. This course continues coverage of the basic structures and vocabulary for understanding reading, writing and speaking Latin. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: LATN C102

72 hours lecture. This course covers intermediate level structures and vocabulary development for reading, writing, and speaking Latin. Approved for IGETC Area 3B & 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: LATN C201

72 hours lecture. This course conducts a detailed and intensive reading of books I, II, IV and VI of the Aeneid. A running review of basic grammar structures is also a part of the class. Approved for IGETC Area 3B & 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This class studies Hispanic civilization and culture through films, videos and documentaries, as well as varied readings. There is analysis, discussion, and written critique of selected films from Spain, Latin America and the United States. The class covers a variety of cultural issues such as the art, music, history and politics of the Hispanic world. There is an emphasis on issues of multiculturalism and diversity as illustrated by the films and readings on issues such as race, class, gender and immigration issues. Films are subtitled; no knowledge of Spanish is required. This course is cross listed with FILM C211. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 2 or 3, & 6.

 

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students desiring transfer to the California State University system may conform to either (1) the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or (2) CSU General Education Certification.

Please consult the Transfer Center or Counseling for more information regarding which classes will transfer to a four-year institution.

Program Pathways

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All classes needed for this degree are available at the following campuses: CC Online Ridgecrest / IWV

Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this major are available at all our locations.

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This degree requires 60.0 units and will likely take 4 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

60.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $2,760 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $6,360 for 4 semesters

Non-residents

60.0 units

at $329 per unit

Equals $19,740 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $23,340 for 4 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.