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Spanish

Transfer Pathway A.A.

The Spanish Transfer Pathway A.A. degree program offers you the powerful opportunity to complete an associate degree and transfer with junior-year status to a designated Spanish bachelor’s degree program at one of seven Minnesota State universities.

As a student in this A.A. degree program, you will complete the Required Spanish Pathway Curriculum (20 credits), General Education Requirements (40 credits), Health/Physical Education coursework (2 credits), and Electives (9 credits) for a credit total of 60.

Minnesota State universities

Bemidji State University
Metropolitan State University
Minnesota State University Mankato
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Southwest Minnesota State University
St. Cloud State University
Winona State University

Full-time schedule recommendation

See how to schedule your classes each semester to complete your degree in two years.

 Full-Time Recommended Course of Study

Part-time schedule recommendation

Recommendations for a part-time schedule are included in the Spanish Program Planning Guide (see below).

2022-2023 Required Courses

Required Spanish Pathway Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
SPAN 1101
Beginning Spanish I
Goals 6b, 8
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Develops basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Introduces cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with a focus on understanding and appreciation.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 1102
Beginning Spanish II
Goals 6b, 8
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 1101. Provides a continued development of basic language skills and a further introduction to cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with a focus on understanding and appreciation.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 2201
Intermediate Spanish I
Goals 6b, 8
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 1102. Presents a comprehensive review and a continued development and strengthening of language skills with an emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing. Cultural and literary materials provide a more extensive understanding of and appreciation for the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites:

  • SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 2202
Intermediate Spanish II
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 2201. Renewed emphasis is placed on communicating ideas in conversation and composition. Cultural and literary materials continue to provide a more extensive understanding of and appreciation for the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites:

  • SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

Total Credits in Required Spanish Pathway Curriculum 20

General Education Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 1)
Communication: ENGL 1108 Writing & Research Skills. ENG 1111, 1114 OR 1130. COMM 1100, 1100 OR 2230
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 2)
Critical Thinking: Satisfied by First Year Experience course or MnTC completion



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3)
Natural Science (1 course must include lab)
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 4)
Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)
History/Social Sciences/Behavioral Sciences
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6)
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 7)
Human Diversity
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 8)
Global Perspective - satisfied by SPAN course



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 9)
Ethical and Civic Responsibility
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 10)
People and the Environment
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in General Education Requirements 40

Health/Physical Education

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
Health and PE
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Health/Physical Education 2

Electives

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
General Education Credits
0-9



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Electives 9
Total Credits: 60
† Electives may be 1000 level courses from any discipline, including additional MnTC Courses. Examples of non-MnTC courses that may be taken include the following disciplines: ACCT, BUS, CJS, CS, CRDV, EDU, EMS, ENG, HLTH, HSER, ITC, PA and PE.
‡ Select General Education electives from specified MnTC goal area or from any MnTC goals if none specified.

Footnotes:
(Goals 6b, 8)* Students with prior Spanish language experience who place at a higher-level are not required to take lower-level courses to complete the pathway. Students must still complete 60 credits within the designated distribution areas (MnTC & Health/ Physical Education) to earn the Associate's degree.