Preparation for Majors and Non-majors
First-year courses in Spanish are designed for students who have had no previous formal training in Spanish and are not native speakers. Those students who have spoken Spanish at home but have not had any formal training should usually enroll in SPAN 215, Spanish for Heritage Speakers.
SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 (five units each) emphasize the four basic language skills, understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.
The second-year sequence (SPAN 205 / SPAN206) reviews and expands upon the principles learned in SPAN 101 / SPAN 102. Second-year courses are 3 units each. Please see an advisor for more specific questions.
Admission to the Program
Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Required Core Courses (15 units):
- SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
- MLL 325 Linguistics for Foreign Language (3)
- SPAN 341 Introduction to the Reading of Literary Texts (3)
- SPAN 401 Culture and Civilization of Spain (3) or SPAN 405 Culture and Civilization of Spanish America (3), or SPAN 403 Hispanic Culture from a Transatlantic Approach (3), or SPAN 405 Culture and Civilization of Spanish America (3)
- SPAN 595 Senior Seminar in Spanish American Literature (3)
Electives in the Major (15 units):
Students choose six courses in Spanish numbering from 300 to 699. At least three of these courses must be at the 400 level or above.