Spanish General Emphasis

The Spanish General Emphasis offers students innovative courses in Spanish that helps them improve their skills in intercultural communication. Our professors are well-known scholars who specialize in a variety of fields, including: visual art, music, cinema, culture, literature, urban spaces, borders/migration, translation, interpretation, linguistics.  The department strives to offer the students an academic experience that complements their professional goals.

Degree Emphasis Course Requirements

  • ASpanish Core
    All Spanish majors must complete the 5 courses in the Spanish Core component.

  • BGeneralist Emphasis

    • Linguistics 
      Choose 1 course from the following list (3 units)

      • Span 340 Spanish Phonetics
      • Span 343 Spanish Phonetics for the Heritage Speaker
      • Span 360 Spanish Structure
    • INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION AND Interpretation
      One Course (3 units)

      • SPAN 341 Translation and Interpretation 
    • Electives
      Choose 5 courses from the following list (15 units)

      • SPAN 371 Spanish for Business and Economics
        SPAN 381 Medical/Buisness Translation
      • SPAN 382 Legal/Buisness Translation
      • SPAN 400 Major Works in Spanish Literature
      • SPAN 401 Major Works in Latin American Literature
      • SPAN 403 Major Works in Mexican and Mexican American Literature
      • SPAN 430 Issues in Spanish Culture
      • SPAN 431 Issues in Spanish American Culture
      • SPAN 433 Issues in Mexican and Mexican American Culture
      • SPAN 435 Cervantes’ Don Quixote
      • SPAN 436 Readings in Spanish Prose from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth Century 
      • SPAN 437 Spanish Theater
      • SPAN 441 Children's Literature in Spanish
      • SPAN 448 Mexican and Mexican-American Film
      • SPAN 449x Topics in Selected Literature and Cultural Studies
      • SPAN 452 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
      • SPAN 453 Theory of Spanish Morphosyntax
      • SPAN 455 History of Spanish Language
      • SPAN 457 Applied Linguistics
      • SPAN 458 Spanish Socio Linguistics
      • SPAN 493 Internship
      • SPAN 498 Capstone
      • SPAN 498H Honors Thesis
      • SPAN 399/499 Independent Study

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