2017-2018 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

While the department does not require a minor for graduation, it is strongly suggested that the student consider one in consultation with an advisor.

Major Requirements (39-51 units)

Common Core Requirements (24-36 units)

A.  Lower Division Required Courses (3-15 units)

A1. Beginning and Intermediate Spanish (0-12 units):

SPA 110Beginning Spanish I

3

SPA 111Beginning Spanish II

3

SPA 220Intermediate Spanish I

3

SPA 221Intermediate Spanish II

3

A2.   Required Lower Division Course (3):

The Modern Languages Department strongly recommends those students who need additional fluency in Spanish to travel to a Spanish-speaking country (under the guidance of an advisor) or to take SPA 230 Spanish Conversation (3) before they take SPA 280.  All Spanish majors must take SPA 280 at CSUDH.

SPA 280Grammar for Spanish Composition

3

B.  Upper Division Required Common Core Courses (21 units):

SPA 305 Advanced Composition, Syntax and Stylistics I

3

SPA 306 Advanced Composition, Syntax and Stylistics II

3

SPA 311Structure Of Spanish

3

SPA 330Interpreting Hispanic Literature

3

SPA 340Practical Spanish for Interpreters and Translators

3

SPA 350 Contemporary Hispanic Culture: Spain

3

SPA 351Contemporary Hispanic Culture: Spanish-Speaking America

3

Linguistics Option (39-51 units)

A.  Common Core Requirements (24-36 units)

B. Upper Division Required Courses (15 units):

SPA 414Spanish Phonology

3

SPA 430Spanish Morphology

3

SPA 440Spanish Syntax

3

SPA 450History of Spanish Language

3

SPA 490Seminar in Special Topics: Literature and Linguistics

3

Literature Option (39-51 units)

A.  Common Core Requirements (24-36 units)

B.  Upper Division Required Courses (15 units):

SPA 453Literature Of Spain

3

SPA 454Cervantes: Don Quijote

3

SPA 456Literature of Spanish America

3

SPA 461 Lecturas Mexicanas y Chicanas

3

SPA 490Seminar in Special Topics: Literature and Linguistics

3

Recommended Additional Language

Those students who intend to pursue graduate work in Spanish literature or linguistics are also strongly encouraged to take a year of language other than English or Spanish. In addition to courses in Spanish, the Department of Modern Languages also currently offers courses in both French and Japanese.