SMC's Modern Languages and Cultures Department offers programs leading to an Associate Degree for Transfer in Spanish, as well as Certificates of Achievement that introduce SMC students to area studies. These programs are designed to help students begin to develop expertise in preparation for transfer or the workplace.
Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.
Degrees and Certificates
Associate in Arts for Transfer - Spanish
The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer (AA-T) prepares students to interact with the Spanish-speaking world by providing them with a foundation in the language, history, arts, culture, and literatures of the different countries that comprise it. As students complete this program, they acquire knowledge and skills that are applicable to diverse areas of study in the liberal arts, as well as preparation for various professions that provide services or products for Spanish-speakers.
Certificate of Achievement - African and Middle Eastern Studies
The African and Middle Eastern Studies Certificate of Achievement prepares students for work with Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese-speaking populations from Africa and the Middle East in the US and abroad. This certificate is designed to complement an Associate degree. Students will analyze and examine the countries and cultures of Africa and the Middle East.
Certificate of Achievement - Asian Studies
The Asian Studies Certificate of Achievement prepares students for work with speakers of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean in the US and abroad. This certificate provides broad preparation for liberal arts students who seek to develop expertise in China, Japan, or Korea. This certificate is designed to complement an Associate degree. Students will analyze and examine the countries and cultures of Asia.
Certificate of Achievement - European Studies
The European Studies Certificate of Achievement provides students with an opportunity to study European languages and cultures from the vantage points of several disciplines in arts and humanities. It prepares students to work with French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese-speaking populations from Europe, in the United States, and abroad.
Certificate of Achievement - Latin American Studies
The Latin American Studies Certificate of Achievement prepares students for work with Spanish- and/or Portuguese-speaking populations in the US and abroad. This certificate is designed to complement an Associate degree. Students will analyze and examine the countries and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Transfer Preparation - Linguistics
A grounding in linguistics as a field of study, basic analytic skills for viewing and discussing language from a variety of perspectives, and greater awareness of the relevance of language across and within cultures.
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