Courses

Major Requirements

 

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; Fall/Spring)

SPA115-D
Gonzalez, Honorio
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 166
SPA115-C
Medina, Juan C
09/07/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B222
SPA115-A
Gonzalez, Honorio
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 166
SPA115-B
Medina, Juan C
09/07/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B222
SPA115-A
Gonzalez, Honorio
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 166
SPA115-B
Gonzalez, Honorio
01/10/2022 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
SPA115-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 245
SPA115-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/09/2022 T 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: SPA 110 or 115. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

SPA125-D
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/07/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B258
SPA125-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C101
SPA125-C
Ruvalcaba, Noe
09/07/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus N271
SPA125-B
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/07/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L247
SPA125-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
SPA125-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 171
SPA125-A
Gonzalez, Honorio
01/10/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 171
SPA125-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 245
SPA125-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/05/2022 T 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM TBA

*Students fluent in Spanish can take SPA 130 instead of SPA 115 and SPA 125.

 

Lower Division Requirements

Students take one of the following sequences:

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, 130, or equivalent. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

SPA213-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
09/07/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus N271
SPA213-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/10/2022 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

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. Cannot receive credit for both SPA 223 and 230. Prerequisite: SPA 120, 125, 130, or equivalent. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

SPA223-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
09/07/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus N271
SPA223-A
Ordonez, Linda Lizet
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

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, 130, or equivalent. (3 units; Spring)

SPA233-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

 or

SPA230 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

This course is designed specifically for heritage speakers of Spanish with oral proficiency, but little formal training in the language. It will emphasize activities which will acquaint students with Spanish in its written form and which will expand students' overall knowledge of the language. This course will review the principles of Spanish grammar, emphasizing their application to composition. Cannot receive credit for both SPA 223 and 230. Prerequisite: SPA 115, 125, 130, or assessment. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

SPA230-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

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, 130, or equivalent. (3 units; Spring)

SPA233-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

 This sequence includes 3 additional units in Spanish.

 

*Students can replace SPA 233 with upper division units in Spanish if fluent in the Spanish language.

**Students can replace SPA 230 with upper division units in Spanish if exempted by exam or assessment.

 

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; Fall & OPS)

SPA324 Iberian Civilization and 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, 230, or 233. (3 units; Spring, even years)

SPA324-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

SPA325 Spanish Grammar Context and 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, 230, or 233. (3 units; Fall)

SPA325-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L247

SPA345 Survey of Iberian Literature I

Covers multiple genres of literature produced in Spain from ancient times to the 16th century. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, or 233. (3 units; 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. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, or 233. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

SPA365-A
Jimenez, Salvador,, Jr.
09/07/2021 W 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Mission Hall ONLN

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. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, or 233. (3 units; Spring, even years)

SPA414-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
09/07/2021 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus N271

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, 230, or 233. (3 units; Fall, even years)

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; Spring)

SPA499-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/10/2022 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center B111

Complete 3 additional upper division units in Spanish.

 

Optional Concentrations (12 units)

 

Students can earn an optional concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Hispanic Literature and Film
  • Spanish Teaching

*Completing the Hispanic Literature and Film optional concentration requires the completion of 12 distinct units beyond the major.

 

Hispanic Literature and Film

Students can earn an optional concentration in Hispanic Literature and Film by completing the Hispanic Literature and Film certificate requirements. The Hispanic Literature and Film certificate is issued by the Office of the University Registrar upon student request and completion of these courses.

SPA330 Hispanic Literature and Film

This course examines a selection of feature literary masterpieces and films from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Peru using film theory, cultural theory, and feminist approaches. This course evaluates the importance and correlation between literary and film studies with the present. The objective of this course is to rethink the relationship between visual cultural production and concepts of gender and social change. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, or 233. (3 units; Fall, even years)

SPA339 Mdrn Mexican Literature and Film

This course provides an introduction to the study of Mexican literature and film of the twentieth and twenty-first century. In this course, students will learn to analyze and interpret masterpieces in a variety of genres. Students will develop literacy and analytical skills in reading, interpreting, and writing Spanish. This course also provides an introduction to the study and application of film theory and literary criticism. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, or 233. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

Complete 6 additional units from the following:

SPA305 Conversatnl Span for Professions

This course takes a functional, integrated skills approach for intermediate students of Spanish. The course will provide comprehensive input in a low anxiety environment in order to enhance second language acquisition. The course is designed to build Spanish conversational skills within diverse professional settings. Prerequisite: SPA 120, 125, or 130. (3 units; Spring, even years)

SPA305-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2022 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA

SPA315 Intro to Hispanic Literature

This course explores different genres of Spanish and Hispanic literatures, focusing on critical reading and ways of writing about literature. Throughout this course, students will gain a basic understanding of current literary theory and literary strategies, while examining literary movements in the Spanish-speaking world and their socio-historical contexts. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 233, or 305. (3 units; Spring)

SPA315-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus P280

SPA335 Spanish in the Professions

Study of the application of linguistic skills in a professional setting. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, 233, or 305. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

SPA400 Special Topics

Focuses on a different topic each time offered. May be repeated with change in subject matter. (1-3 units; As offered)

SPA450 Research in Literature

This course reviews and organizes the linguistic, literary, and cultural knowledge acquired by 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 research papers, essays, literary analysis and critical theories. Prerequisites: SPA 315 and 325. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

 


 

Spanish Teaching

SPA315 Intro to Hispanic Literature

This course explores different genres of Spanish and Hispanic literatures, focusing on critical reading and ways of writing about literature. Throughout this course, students will gain a basic understanding of current literary theory and literary strategies, while examining literary movements in the Spanish-speaking world and their socio-historical contexts. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 233, or 305. (3 units; Spring)

SPA315-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus P280

SPA411 Spanish-English Cmparatv Structr

An introductory linguistic description of the Spanish language with a special focus on its main differences with English. By means of comparing the two languages, students will discover the main problematic contrasts for an English-speaking student of Spanish. Topics to be covered include: morphology, syllabification, stress placement, grammar, word meaning, language usage and syntax. Prerequisite: SPA 223 or 230. (3 units; As offered)ng)

SPA470 Spanish for Education

This course serves as an introduction to Second Language Acquisition theory for students who plan to teach language in K-12. The course covers contemporary theory of the process of learning a second language, as well as pedagogical approaches to teaching language to non-native speakers in K-12. Prerequisite: SPA 325. (3 units; As offered)

SPA470-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus L247

Complete one from the following:

SPA330 Hispanic Literature and Film

This course examines a selection of feature literary masterpieces and films from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Peru using film theory, cultural theory, and feminist approaches. This course evaluates the importance and correlation between literary and film studies with the present. The objective of this course is to rethink the relationship between visual cultural production and concepts of gender and social change. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, or 233. (3 units; Fall, even years)

SPA339 Mdrn Mexican Literature and Film

This course provides an introduction to the study of Mexican literature and film of the twentieth and twenty-first century. In this course, students will learn to analyze and interpret masterpieces in a variety of genres. Students will develop literacy and analytical skills in reading, interpreting, and writing Spanish. This course also provides an introduction to the study and application of film theory and literary criticism. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, or 233. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

  

 

*Curriculum subject to change. Please see the current catalog for more information.