The Spanish BA consists of 38 upper-division units in the 300-400 level courses indicated below. The number of lower-division units will depend on the amount of Spanish studied previously in high school or college; heritage speakers: please see prerequisite below.
Students are encouraged to study abroad through the CSU International Programs in Santiago (Chile), Querétaro (Mexico) or Granada, Jaén, or Madrid (Spain); or the semester-long programs in Madrid, Alicante, or Salamanca (Spain). Please see the advisor for further advice.
Completion of the Spanish major meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Spanish. Prospective students should consult the undergraduate Spanish Advisor and the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Program Advisor early to plan their program. The Department also recommends studying an additional language, in particular to students interested in the teaching credential.
One year of intermediate Spanish at the university level, or equivalent. Students who have completed sufficient high school Spanish or equivalent may take upper-division courses as soon as proficiency requirements have been met. Heritage speakers of Spanish who have never formally studied the language are recommended to take SPAN 250 (6-unit GE course).