Degree Requirements

The associate degree in French, German, Italian, or Spanish requires completion of the courses listed below. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Associate of Arts Degree: Languages - French

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
FREN 101, First Course in French
5
FREN 102, Second Course in French
5
FREN 201, Third Course in French
5
FREN 202, Fourth Course in French
5
FREN 210, The Grammar of Spoken French I
3
FREN 211, The Grammar of Spoken French II
3

Total = 26

Associate of Arts Degree: Languages - German

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
GERM 101, First Course in German
5
GERM 102, Second Course in German
5
GERM 201, Third Course in German
5
GERM 210, The Grammar of Spoken German I3
GERM 211, The Grammar of Spoken German II
3

Total = 21

Associate of Arts Degree: Languages - Italian

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
ITAL 101, First Course in Italian
5
ITAL 102, Second Course in Italian
5
ITAL 201, Third Course in Italian
5
ITAL 210, The Grammar of Spoken Italian
3
ITAL 211, The Grammar of Spoken Italian II
3

Total = 21

Associate of Arts Degree: Languages - Spanish

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
SPAN 101, First Course in Spanish
5
SPAN 102, Second Course in Spanish
5
SPAN 201, Third Course in Spanish
5
SPAN 202, Fourth Course in Spanish
5
SPAN 210, Conversation & Composition Spanish I
3
SPAN 211, Conversation & Composition Spanish II3

Total = 26

Recommended electives: American Sign Language 115, 116, 215, 216; Arabic 101, 102, 296; French 280, 290, 296; German 290, 296; Italian 296; Spanish 290, 296.

Courses Offered in Support of Other Majors: Spanish 85.

Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree:

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree. Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Award Notes:
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. No more than 60 units are required.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some CSU campuses and majors may require a higher GPA. Please see a counselor for more information.
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an “AA-T” or “AS-T” major (see list above). All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE; see page 109 for more information); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern (IGETC; see page 101 for more information).
Career Options:
Careers related to this field typically require education beyond the associate degree level and some may require a graduate degree.

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJORUNITS
SPAN 101, First Course in Spanish
5
SPAN 102, Second Course in Spanish
5
SPAN 201, Third Course in Spanish
5
SPAN 202, Fourth Course in Spanish
5
Select one of the following:
SPAN 210, Conversation & Composition Spanish I
3
SPAN 211, Conversation & Composition Spanish II3

Total: 23