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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Transferring Credit

Students who wish to take classes at another college or university are permitted to do so as long as they get approval in writing before taking the class.

  1. The departmental placement policy applies to classes taken off campus.
  2. The department does not allow the transfer of any online or hybrid courses. (Hybrid courses are understood here as those courses in which any normal contact hours are replaced with online content.)
  3. The number of face-to-face, in person contact hours for a given course must be equal to or greater than the number of contact hours of the department's courses. In addition, the contact hours of any transferred course must be distributed over at least five class days for each unit of credit. A three-unit course, for example, must have class sessions on at least 15 days, with the contact hours distributed evenly over those class days.
  4. Courses listed in the articulation agreements below must also adhere to the above two policies.
  5. We do not grant credit for classes taken at private language schools, such as Berlitz.

A Petition for Transfer of Credit must be submitted for each course that will be taken, even for those on the university's articulation agreements. You will need to have the course catalog for the institution (not the schedule of classes) in order to complete the information required: course title, number (e.g. Chinese 101) and the verbatim description of the class. Your academic advisor or preceptor must sign the petition before you drop it off in Founders 121 where it will be reviewed to verify that prerequisites have been satisfied. The chair will review only fully completed forms. Petitions will not be approved if you need to take the placement exam or apply for a waiver.

We will contact students only if a petition is denied or if more information is needed. Those that are approved are hand-delivered to Lynne Stearns in the office of the Registrar and the only thing you need do is have an official transcript sent to the Registrar upon completion of the course.

Following is a chart of course equivalents and languages offered at the institutions our students commonly favor. The links lead to course descriptions.

Please be advised that course numbers may change and approval is at the discretion of the department chair. Use the link below to determine what your obligation is.

USD Course Numbers

Notes:

  • All transferred courses must adhere to the policies enumerated above.
  • Chinese = Mandarin
  • Persian = Farsi
  • N/O = not offered. In order to fulfill the language requirement, the third semester course will have to be taken somewhere else.
  • UCSD is on the quarter system. Classes must be taken as shown to receive credit.
  • Unless otherwise stated, both Greek and Hebrew are considered the classical languages.
Institution Language 101 102 201 202

SD City College

Arabic 101 102 N/O N/O
  French 101 102 201 202
  German 101 102 201 N/O
  Italian 101 102 201 N/O
  Spanish 101 102 201 202
           

Cuyamaca College

Arabic 120 121 220 221
  Aramaic 120 121 220 N/O
  French 120 121 220 221
  Spanish 120 121 220 221
           

Grossmont College

Arabic 120 121 220 221
  French 120 121 220 221
  German 120 121 220 221
  Italian 120 121 220 221
  Japanese 120 121 220 221
  Russian 120 121 220 221
  Spanish 120 121 220 221
           

Imperial Valley College

French 100 110 200 210
  Spanish 100 or (101+102) 110 or (111+112) 200 210
           

Marymount College

French 100 101 200 201

(Palos Verdes)

Japanese 100 101 200 201
  Spanish 100 101 200 201
           

Mesa College

Chinese 101 102 201 N/O
  French 101 102 201 202
  German 101 102 201 N/O
  Italian 101 102 201 N/O
  Japanese 101 102 201 202
  Latin 101 102 201 N/O
  Russian 101 102 201 N/O
  Spanish 101 102 201 202
  Tagalog 101 102 201 N/O
  Vietnamese 101 102 201 N/O
           

Mira Costa College

Chinese 101 102 N/O N/O
  French 101 102 201 202
  German 101 102 201 202
  Italian 101 102 201 N/O
  Japanese 101 102 201 202
  Spanish 101 102 201 202
           

Miramar College

Spanish 101 102 201 202
  Tagalog 101 102 201 N/O
           

Orange Coast College

French 180 185 280 285
  German 180 185 280 285
  Hebrew (Mod.) 180 185 N/O N/O
  Italian 180 185 280 285
  Japanese 180 185 280 285
  Spanish 180 185 280 285
  Vietnamese 180 185 N/O N/O
           

Palomar College

Chinese 101 110 201 N/O
  French 101 110 201 210
  German 101 110 201 210
  Italian 101 110 201 N/O
  Japanese 101 110 201 210
  Latin 101 110 201 210
  Spanis 101 110 201 210
  Tagalog 101 110 201 N/O
           

Saddleback College

Arabic 1 2 N/O N/O
  Chinese 1 2 3 N/O
  French 1 2 3 4
  German 1 2 3 4
  Hebrew (Modern) 1 2 N/O N/O
  Japanese 1 2 N/O N/O
  Italian 1 2 N/O N/O
  Persian 1 2 N/O N/O
  Spanish 1 2 3 4
           

SDSU

Arabic 101 102 201 N/O
  Chinese 101 102 201 N/O
  Greek 101G 202G 303G N/O
  Hebrew 101 102 201 N/O
  French 100A 100B N/O N/O
  German 100A 100B 205A N/O
  Italian 100A 100B 210 N/O
  Japanese 111 112 211 N/O
  Latin 101L 202L 303L N/O
  Persian Ling 296: I Ling 296: II N/O N/O
  Portuguese 101 201 301 N/O
  Russian 100A 100B 200A N/O
  Spanish 101 102 201 N/O
           

Santa Rosa Jr. College

Chinese Does not transfer for Core Curriculum credit.
  Hebrew 1 N/O N/O N/O
  French 1 2 3 4
  German 1 2 3 4
  Italian 1 2 3 4
  Japanese Does not transfer for Core Curriculum credit.
  Latin 1 2 3 4
  Russian Does not transfer for Core Curriculum credit.
  Spanish 1 2 3 4
           

Santiago Canyon College

French 101 102 201 202
  Italian 101 102 201 202
  Spanish 101 102 201 202
  Italian 101 102 201 202
           

Southwestern College

French 120 130 220 230
  Spanish 120 130 220 230
  Spanish for Bilinguals evaluation in progress
           

UCSD

Arabic (LIAB) 1A 1B 1C N/O

In the quarter system sometimes one class = ½ semester or less. In that case, all classes listed must be taken to receive credit for our course.

Some course numbers in the linguistics department change when the course is given in a special (intensive) summer session. In this case, full credit is given for a single class as follows:

101 = 5A
102 = 5B
201 = 5C
202 = 5D

Course codes:
JS = Judaic Studies
LI = Linguisitics Dept.
LT = Literature Dept.

Chinese 11+12+13 pending    
French (LIFR) 1A+1Ax 1B+1Bx 1C+1Cx 1D+1Dx
German (LIGM) 1A+1Ax 1B+1Bx 1C+1Cx 1D+1Dx
Greek (LTGK) 1 2 3  
Hebrew (JS) 1 2    
Italian (LIIT) 1A 1B 1C N/O
Latin (LTLA) 1 2 3  
Japanese 10A-B-C pending    
Portuguese (LIPO) 1A 1B 1C N/O
Russian (LTRU) 1A-B-C pending    
Spanish (LISP) 1A+1Ax 1B+1Bx 1C+1Cx 1D+1Dx