Bachelor of Arts in Spanish – SPAN Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) 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. Lower-division major requirements (SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 205, SPAN 206) 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.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 Units

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-division GE (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • 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

Lower-division requirements completed in ADT.

University Electives: 15 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar (Upper-Division Requirement) 1 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
University Elective – Take Two 6
Second Semester
MLL 325 Linguistics for Foreign Languages (Upper-Division Requirement) 3
SPAN 341 Introduction to the Reading of Literary Texts (Upper-Division Requirement) 3
Major Electives (12 units) - Take One 2 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective 3
Third Semester
Select One (Upper-Division Requirement): 3
Culture and Civilization of Spain
Culture and Civilization of Spanish America
Major Electives (12 units) - Take Two 2 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
SPAN 595 Senior Survey in Spanish or Spanish American Literature (Upper-Division Requirement) 3
Select One (Upper-Division Requirement): 3
Reading and Analysis of Cultural Texts - GWAR
History and Development of the Spanish Language - GWAR
Major Electives (12 units) - Take One 2 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Total Units60

SPAN 301 is a prerequisite for required upper-division major courses.


Major Electives (12 units)

Choose any four courses in Spanish numbered 300 to 699. At least two of these courses should be at the 400 level or above.