Spanish Program

Program Coordinator: Michael Hammer, mhammer@sfsu.edu
Undergraduate Adviser (A-H): Gustavo Calderón,gusto@sfsu.edu
Undergraduate Adviser (I-P): Michael Hammer, mhammer@sfsu.edu
Undergraduate Adviser (Q-Z): Ana Luengo Palomino, aluengo@sfsu.edu
Graduate Adviser: Gustavo Calderón,gusto@sfsu.edu


The Spanish Program at San Francisco State offers students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the language, literature, and culture of Spain and Latin America in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The program offers a Bachelor of Arts, a minor, and a Master of Arts in Spanish, in addition to beginning and intermediate courses in language.
 
Study of another language and culture can broaden your world and improve your critical thinking skills. Becoming conversant in Spanish also has a great practical benefit. More than 400 million people speak Spanish as their native language, making it the fourth most widely spoken language in the world. It is also the second most widely spoken language in the United States, which is home to more Spanish speakers than any other country except Mexico. Studying Spanish opens doors to those communities and can lead to many exciting career possibilities.
 
Please click on the links below to explore our program. For more detailed information you can make an appointment with an advisor.

 

Visit the current University Bulletin for complete course descriptions and class schedule.

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B.A. in Spanish

The Spanish major consists of 30 units of upper division coursework. Up to 16 units of prerequisite coursework or demonstrated language proficiency is required to begin the major. Most upper division courses are conducted in Spanish, and students are expected to use Spanish in their speaking, reading, and writing.

Minor in Spanish

The minor consists of 21 units, at least 18 of which must consist of upper division coursework. Up to 16 units of prerequisite coursework or demonstrated language proficiency is required to begin the minor. All upper division courses are conducted in Spanish, and students are expected to use Spanish in their speaking, reading, and writing.

M.A. in Spanish (Information for Applicants)

The Master of Arts in Spanish at San Francisco State University offers students a challenging and enriching experience in the study of Spanish and Latin American literature and culture in one of the most fascinating cities of the world.  You will study literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present and receive training in academic writing, and in literary research methodologies and cultural theory.

M.A. in Spanish (Graduate Study Checklist)

See below for a checklist for completing graduate studies in Spanish, together with procedures for completing the Culminating Experience and instructions for submitting an Application for Graduation.

Graduate Study Checklist

Complete set of instructions for M.A. candidates regarding satisfying course requirements, completing the Culminating Experience, and applying for graduation. 

Exam Policy (Spanish)

Information regarding the M.A. Comprehensive Examinations taken to satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement, including written examinations and oral examinations.

Career Opportunities (Spanish)

  • International organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Bilingual/multilingual work
  • Interpreter
  • Translator
  • Teacher
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Area Studies Minors

You may also be interested in multidisciplinary minors in European StudiesMiddle East and Islamic Studies or Pacific Asian Studies.