Bachelor of Arts in Spanish – SPAN Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Spanish with 60 units in transfer. All prerequisites for the major and lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar and Composition 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
or University Elective if A4 was met before transfer.
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
University Elective – Take Two 6
Second Semester
MLL 325 Linguistics for Foreign Languages 3
SPAN 341 Introduction to the Reading of Literary Texts 3
Major Elective 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
Culture and Civilization of Spain-GWAR 2
or Culture and Civilization of Spanish America
Major Elective – Take Two 6
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
SPAN 595 Senior Survey in Spanish or Spanish American Literature 3
Major Elective – Take Two 6
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective 3
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-18 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0-3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units)
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Spanish are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Spanish Major: 30 Units

  • Major requirements (12 units)
  • Electives (18 units): select from SPAN courses 300-699; a minimum of three courses must be 400 level or higher.

University Electives: 12 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., in both UD GE and the major.