Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

The Spanish major is designed to provide students with a quality undergraduate preparation for careers in teaching, translation and interpretation while also serving as a useful preparation for missionaries, business administrators, social workers, health care professionals, journalists, and for graduate studies. Since bilingual proficiency and multicultural adaptability are an integral part of the Spanish program, students with a major, minor, or concentration in Spanish are encouraged to participate in study abroad opportunities in Spanish-speaking countries.

Spanish Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

Prerequisites

SPA115 Elementary Spanish I

A study of the fundamentals of the Spanish language. Emphasis is on the ability to write, read, speak, and understand simple Spanish through a variety of activities, both in and out of the classroom, homework assignments, and language lab participation. Must pass with a C- or better to continue in SPA 125. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

SPA115-F
Ordonez, Linda Lizet
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B111
SPA115-D
Coronel, Noel
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus L244
SPA115-C
Cavalieri-Leon, Raquel Beatriz
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 191
SPA115-E
Ordonez, Linda Lizet
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B111
SPA115-B
Perez, Gilberto A.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 245
SPA115-A
Gonzalez, Honorio
01/10/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 183
SPA115-C
Ordonez, Linda Lizet
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
SPA115-D
Perez, Gilberto A.
01/10/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Building 36 36A2
SPA115-B
Young, Veronica Deneen
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 183
SPA115-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM TBA

SPA125 Elementary Spanish II

Completion of the fundamentals of the Spanish language with emphasis upon correct pronunciation and mastery of a practical vocabulary. Practice on oral and written expression through a variety of activities, both in and out of the classroom, homework assignments, and language lab participation. Simple study of Hispanic civilization. Prerequisite: SPA110 or SPA 115. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

SPA125-G
Gonzalez, Honorio
09/05/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B222
SPA125-B
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 183
SPA125-F
Perez, Gilberto A.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 245
SPA125-D
Young, Veronica Deneen
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 190
SPA125-E
Perez, Gilberto A.
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 245
SPA125-A
Gonzalez, Honorio
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 036
SPA125-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/10/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 191
SPA125-D
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/10/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 183
SPA125-E
Gonzalez, Honorio
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 191
SPA125-B
Ordonez, Linda Lizet
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36A2
SPA125-C
Perez, Gilberto A.
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Building 36 36A2
SPA125-B
STAFF, STAFF
07/02/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM TBA

Lower Division Requirements

SPA213 Intermediate Spanish I

A review of Spanish grammar with special emphasis upon idiomatic language and verb forms. Conversation, translation, composition, and collateral reading of modern Spanish prose. Prerequisite: SPA 120, 125, or equivalent. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

SPA213-C
Cavalieri-Leon, Raquel Beatriz
09/05/2017 T 6:00 PM - 7:50 PM James Complex ONLN
SPA213-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 052
SPA213-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 183

SPA223 Intermediate Spanish II

Continued grammar review and reading, translation, and interpretation of modern Spanish poetry and prose. Classroom activities are supplemented with a variety of homework assignments and language lab participation. Prerequisite: SPA 120, 125 or equivalent. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

SPA223-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 181
SPA223-A
Perez, Gilberto A.
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36B

SPA233 Intermediate Conversational Span

This course takes a functional, integrated skills approach for intermediate students of Spanish. The course is a two-skills communicative based program (oral /aural).The course develops language proficiency and an awareness and appreciation of Latin American culture. The course will provide comprehensible input in a low anxiety environment in order to enhance second language acquisition. The course is designed to put into practice the thematic vocabulary that has been presented during the elementary and intermediate courses. Prerequisite: SPA 120, 125 or equivalent. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

SPA233-A
Cavalieri-Leon, Raquel Beatriz
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 263
SPA233-A
Ordonez, Linda Lizet
01/10/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Building 36 36B

*Replace with upper division units in Spanish for students fluent in the Spanish language.

Upper Division Requirements

HIS315 Latin American History

This course is a survey of Latin American history from the Spanish discovery of the Americas through the Cold War in the twentieth century. The course focuses on the impact of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism, the wars of Latin American Independence, the development of Latin American republics, and the impact of US intervention in the region. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

HIS315-A
Blincoe, Mark E.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B258
HIS315-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 125

SPA324 Iberian Civilization & Culture

A study of the civilization and culture of Spain from the formation of Iberian civilization to the present. This study covers history, geography, art, architecture, literature and other aspects of civilization and culture. This course is conducted in Spanish and provides the background for studies in Iberian Literature. Prerequisite: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring even years)

SPA324-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/10/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 036

SPA325 Spanish Grammar Context & Comp

This course reviews elementary and intermediate level structures of Spanish and introduces advanced grammatical constructions. Emphasis is placed on developing correct writing skills in the Spanish Language. Prerequisite: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

SPA325-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 181
SPA325-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 376

SPA345 Survey of Iberian Literature

Covers multiple genres of literature produced in Spain from ancient times to the 16th century. Prerequisites: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring odd years)

SPA365 Survey of Iberian Literature II

This course studies major works in Iberian literature written from the Golden Age to present times. Many literary movements come to life throughout the study of these works. This course brings forth the conflict between tradition and reform that characterized Spanish literature throughout the last centuries. Prerequisites: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall odd years)

SPA365-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 189

SPA414 Latin American Literature I

Explores Latin American literature from early periods to the 19th century. Emphasis will be placed on different genres arising from both indigenous traditions, ethnographical narratives of the conquest, and major works written during the colonial and emancipation periods. Prerequisites: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring even years)

SPA414-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Building 36 36B

SPA424 Latin American Literature II

This course studies major works in Latin American literature written from the nineteenth century to present times. Emphasis is placed on literary movements and genres that came to life during these centuries, among them: Modernism, Postmodernism, Revolutionary Narratives, Indigenous Novels, and Vanguard Poetry. Prerequisite: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall even years)

SPA424-A
Perez, Gilberto A.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 245

SPA499 Capstone

This course reviews and organizes the linguistic, literary, and cultural knowledge acquired by senior students throughout their course of studies in the Spanish program. Students will demonstrate this knowledge and their advanced proficiency levels in oral and written Spanish by developing and presenting a capstone portfolio. Prerequisite: Senior status. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

SPA499-A
Perez, Gilberto A.
09/05/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 245
SPA499-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

Complete 3 additional upper division units in Spanish.

Students can earn an optional concentration in Hispanic Literature and Film by completing the Hispanic Literature and Film certificate requirements.

*The optional concentration requires the completion of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major.