Skip to Navigation
    University of California Merced
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Spanish, B.A.



Return to Academic Programs Return to: Academic Programs

In addition to adhering to General Education  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the Spanish major requires 56 units (some of which simultaneously meet general education requirements). Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade and may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis. Students must complete all major course prerequisites with a C- or better.

Before starting Spanish Major coursework, students should have taken SPAN 004: Intermediate Spanish II  or SPAN 011: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II , or the equivalent (i.e. appropriate scores on the Spanish Language or Literature Advanced Placement Exam).

Lower Division Spanish Major Requirements [8 Units]


Upper Division Spanish Major Requirements [48 Units]


Upper Division Major Core Requirement [8 units]


Complete the following courses:

Spanish Linguistics Requirement [8 units]


Complete two Spanish Linguistics courses. SPAN 170  is required.

Hispanic Culture Requirement [4 units]


Complete one of the following courses:

Spanish Literature Requirement [8 units]


Complete two Spanish Literature courses:

Latin American Literature Requirement [8 units]


Complete two American Literature courses:

US Latino/a Literature Requirement [4 units]


Complete one of the following courses:

Upper division Elective Requirement [8 units]


Complete two upper-division elective courses in Spanish language and culture, Spanish literature, Latin American literature or U.S. Latino/a literature. Students may choose any courses from the following list, except for those they may have already taken to satisfy one of the requirements listed above.

Transfer Students


Transfer students who wish to major in Spanish should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the Spanish major without specific major preparation. Please contact the Office of Admissions for current information.

Return to Academic Programs Return to: Academic Programs