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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Spanish B.A.

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View information for the Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Further develop analytical and critical reading skills in Spanish, demonstrating the ability to read, comprehend and interpret a variety of culturally diverse literary, non-literary, visual and multi-media texts.
  2. Demonstrate formal writing skills in Spanish that exhibit a solid control of the grammar and well-developed arguments including: thesis, focus, explanation, description, supportive arguments, examples, textual support, and supportive bibliography.
  3. Understand and interpret the target language and gain the ability to present information, concepts, and ideas in the target language to a diverse audience of listeners or readers.


1. Complete the University General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

(51 units minimum)

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2. Complete the following prerequisites to the major:

(12-14 units)

a. The following two courses (or their equivalent):

(6 units)


(6 units)

  • AP exemption (Spanish Literature)

b. One of the following two-course sequences (or their equivalent):

(8 units)


(6 units)


(6 units)

  • AP exemption (Spanish Language)

3. Complete the major of not less than 24 upper-division units.

No more than 8 units of CR-graded course work in courses graded exclusively CR/NC may apply toward the major.


A student who can demonstrate equivalent preparation may be exempt from 4 to 14 units of the lower-division requirement. Two years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent is required for admission to upper-division courses.

Completion of an academic minor in a related discipline is not required, but is strongly recommended for single subject credential candidates.

The Major

(24 units)

1. Complete the following two courses:

(6 units)

3. Select 9 units of additional upper-division Spanish coursework, as approved by the department.

(9 units)

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