BA in Spanish
Units required for Major: 42
Minimum total units required for BA: 120
A working knowledge of Spanish will enable students to communicate with one of America's rapidly growing minority groups, as well as to benefit extensively from travel to foreign countries. Most coursework lends itself to a practical acquisition of the necessary language skills for effective communication.
Coursework at the upper division and graduate level is equally distributed among four areas: linguistics, culture, Peninsular literature, and Hispanic American literature. Students with career plans in teaching, bilingual programs, translation and diplomatic services, as well as careers in public service requiring knowledge of Spanish, will find a balanced curriculum available at Sacramento State. The programs in Spanish also serve those students who plan on continuing their studies at the doctorate level by providing a thorough academic background in the language.
Students interested in Bilingual/Crosscultural programs should also contact the College of Education (916) 278-6840 for more details.
Many students find that the acquisition of skills in Spanish is a valuable adjunct to their career goals in other areas such as business administration, public administration, international relations, etc.
Minimum Grade Requirement
All Spanish majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses counted toward the major. SPAN 42 and SPAN 142 may be taken by challenge exam for Credit/No Credit only provided that student enrolls in course.
Required Lower Division Courses
It is assumed that Spanish majors will have completed the equivalent of college level elementary and intermediate Spanish in high school, at a community college, or by completing SPAN 2B at Sacramento State, prior to beginning upper-division courses.
Study Abroad Programs
Students having a 2.75 GPA average overall are eligible to apply for admission to the CSU International Programs in a Spanish-speaking country such as Chile, Mexico, or Spain for their junior or senior years or during graduate studies. Spanish skills must be sufficiently developed to permit satisfactory performance in a Spanish-language university; planning from the beginning of the freshman year is advisable. Programs are also available for beginning students in Spain and Mexico. For details, contact International Programs and Global Engagement and consult a member of the Spanish faculty about developing your language skills.
|Required Lower Division Courses (3 Units)|
|SPAN 47||Introduction to Composition and Grammar Review 1||3|
|Required Upper Division Courses (36 Units)|
|SPAN 100||Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature||3|
|SPAN 102||Spanish Phonetics||3|
|SPAN 103||Advanced Spanish Grammar||3|
|SPAN 106||Advanced Spanish Composition||3|
|SPAN 110||Survey of Spanish Literature to 1800||3|
|SPAN 111||Survey of Spanish Literature from 1800 to the Present||3|
|SPAN 113||Latin American Literature, Beginnings to Modernism||3|
|SPAN 114||Latin American Literature, Modernism to Present||3|
|SPAN 142||Advanced Spanish Conversation||3|
|SPAN 151||Civilization and Culture of Hispanic America||3|
|SPAN 152||Civilization and Culture of Spain||3|
|SPAN 153||Civilization and Culture of Mexico||3|
|Electives (3 Units)|
|Select one of the following||3|
|Conversation In Spanish|
|Spanish For Professionals|
|Topics in Spanish Literature|
|Contemporary Mexican Literature|
|The Short Story in Latin America|