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Spanish

College of Liberal Arts

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Spanish - Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (code RGR_BA03)

Minor in Spanish (code RGR_UM05)

Single Subject Teaching Credential, Spanish (code 158)

Master of Arts in Spanish (code RGR_MA03)

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

The BA in Spanish consists of a basic core (21 units) and 18 option units for a total of 39 upper-division units. The B.A. reuqires two years of a second foreign language at the college level.

N.B.: No course used to satisfy any requirement for the B.A. in Spanish may be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Prerequisites

One year of intermediate Spanish at the university level, or equivalent. Students who have completed sufficient high school Spanish or equivalent may take upper-division courses as soon as proficiency requirements have been met. Heritage speakers of Spanish who have never formally studied the language are urged to take SPAN 250 (6-unit GE course).

Core

  • Take all of the following:
    • SPAN 300 Advanced Grammar and Composition (6)
    • SPAN 310 Introduction to Literary Analysis (3)
    • SPAN 330 Literary Masterpieces: Spain (3)
    • SPAN 341 Literary Masterpieces: Spanish America (3)
    • SPAN 423 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • SPAN 430 Spanish Civilization (3)
    • SPAN 445 Latin American Civilization (3)

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

(code RGR_BA03) (120 units)

Requirements

  • 1. Core courses.
  • 2. 18 upper-division selected from the following: SPAN 314, 322, 335A, 335B, 350, 351, 400, 420, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 438, 439, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 455, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 499; RGR 346I, 424, 425, 450I, 470.
  • 3. Two years of a second foreign language at the college level.

Minor in Spanish (code RGR_UM05)

Requirements

A minimum of 18 units in Spanish, at least 15 of which must be upper division and must include:
SPAN 300 Advanced Grammar and Composition (6).

Students must file a Declaration of Minor and receive counseling from the undergraduate advisors. The minor in Spanish is available to any non-Spanish major.

N.B.: No course used to satisfy any requirement for the Minor in Spanish may be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Single Subject Teaching Credential, Spanish (code 158)

Completion of the Spanish major meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Preliminary Credential in Spanish (code 158). Prospective students should consult the undergraduate Spanish Advisor and the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Program Advisor early to plan their program.

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Credential, prospective teachers of Spanish are also required to complete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.

Requirements

  • The same as for B.A. in Spanish.

Master of Arts in Spanish (code RGR_MA03)

Prerequisites

  • 1. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with minimum "B" (3.0) GPA overall; or
  • 2. A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 18 upper division units in Spanish equivalent to the Basic Core of the B.A. in Spanish at this University. Minimum "B" (3.0) GPA overall. Deficiencies will be determined by the Master's Degree Committee after consultation with the student and study of transcript records.

Advancement to Candidacy

  • 1. Approval of a graduate program by the Graduate Advisor, the Department Chair, and the College Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.
  • 2. Requirements: All deficiencies have been removed; the student has fulfilled the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR); the student has maintained at least a "B" (3.0) GPA in all work in Spanish.
  • 3. The candidate may file for advancement to Candidacy after filing an individualized Course Planner, completing prerequisites, and completing at least 6 units (preferably no more than nine units) on the M.A. program. The candidate must file not later than one semester or summer session prior to completion of course requirements.

Requirements

  • 1. Completion of a minimum of 30 units in SPAN in the 500 and 600 series distributed as follows: SPAN 650 Research Methods and Critical Theory (3) (required) + 2 courses in Linguistics + 2 courses in Latin American Literature/Culture + 2 courses in Peninsular Literature/Culture + 3 electives.
  • 2. Two years of one of the following languages: Italian, Portuguese, French, or German, or pass an examination at intermediate level in one of those languages. Major or minor in a second foreign language may be used to fulfill this requirement, upon approval by the Graduate Advisor.
  • 3. Maintain a GPA of at least "B" (3.0) in Spanish exclusive of courses taken in other programs.
  • 4. Pass comprehensive examinations based on Graduate Reading List after course work completed.
  • 5. Maximum of six units of transfer graduate credit are allowed, subject to approval by the Graduate Advisor.