Bakersfield College

Spanish

Spanish

Associate of Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree provides a linguistic study of the language and an in-depth look into the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. The objective of the program is to provide students with opportunities to obtain an AA degree in Spanish, transfer to a four-year college, and achieve their academic goals. Graduates of this program will be better prepared for employment in both academic and non-academic fields, such as schools, corporations, business entities, and not-for-profits.

Requirements for AA-T or AS-T degrees:

The completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University – Breadth Requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major area of emphasis, as determined by the district.
  • The obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • The completion of all courses required for the major with a ‘C’ or better. A ‘P’ (Pass) grade is not acceptable for courses in the major.

Departmental placement evaluation determines the course level where individual students begin the core courses. Credit or placement equivalent to two years of college level Spanish is required. If a student places out of any course and is not awarded units for that course, the student will need additional coursework to reach at least 19 total units in the major.

Due to differences in unit values, it may be necessary to substitute two 3 unit courses for each 4 unit required core course not taken.*

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate the ability to speak using appropriate grammatical forms as well as vocabulary appropriate to the level of those students who are seeking an AA-T degree in Spanish. They will show this through dialogs, prepared presentations, impromptu conversations with other students and the professor.
  • demonstrate the ability to understand spoken Spanish as evident in responses through prepared dialogs and presentations as well as impromptu conversations with other students and the professor. Students will also demonstrate understanding of spoken Spanish on graded exams and directed interview questions.
  • demonstrate the ability to write using appropriate grammatical forms as well as vocabulary appropriate to the level of those students who are seeking an AA-T degree in Spanish. They will show this through informal writing and formal writing.
  • exhibit reading comprehension of informal and formal written texts including informal letters or short essays as well as literature and news articles from various parts of the Spanish speaking world.

Total Units: 19-21


Required Core Courses

Course # Name Units
SPAN B1 Elementary Spanish I 4.0
SPAN B2 Elementary Spanish II 4.0
SPAN B3 Intermediate Spanish I 4.0
  or  
SPAN B35 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 4.0
SPAN B4 Intermediate Spanish II 4.0
  or  
SPAN B36 Spanish for the Heritage Speakers II 4.0
*Substitution Courses - See program description above
ART B37 Survey of Art – Latin America 3.0
  Any course(s) from List A not already used 3-9
List A - Select 3 units from the following:
ENGL B24 Latino/a Literature 3.0
HIST B30A Early Chicano History 3.0
HIST B30B History of Chicanos in the Southwest 3.0
HIST B33 Latin American History 3.0
SOCI B36 Sociology of the Chicano 3.0
SOCI B45 Minority Relations 3.0

Category

Units in Major 19-21
CSU GE Breadth 37-39
Possible double counting of GE's 6-18
Degree Total 60
Kern Community College District