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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, B.A.

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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]

Two lower division introductory courses:

Upper Division Spanish Major Requirements [44 Units]

 Complete the following courses:

One course in Hispanic Culture:

Two courses in Spanish Literature:

Two upper division elective courses:

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.

Breadth Requirement [4 Units]

One breadth course focused on literature, linguistics, or any aspect of the Hispanic world from any discipline. This may be either an upper division or a lower division course. Consult a SSHA Advisor, the SSHA Advising website ( or MyAudit for the most updated list.

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.

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