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2007-2008 University Catalog

Spanish

Programs Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Minor in Spanish

The Spanish program at CSUCI provides students the opportunity to develop their Spanish-language skills while deepening their knowledge and appreciation of the peoples and cultures of the Hispanic world. Spanish is the first language of approximately 400 million people in 21 countries. Hispanic cultures and peoples form an integral part of U.S. history and society, and Spanish is the most prevalent second language in California and in most regions of the country.

Being bilingual is a tremendous asset and can open doors to students entering numerous occupations and careers, such as advertising, agriculture, business, government, health services, interpreting, journalism, law, public relations, social services, teaching, translation, and the travel industry. These fields, and many others, increasingly seek candidates who possess Spanish language ability and cultural sensitivity. The program addresses the needs of students by preparing them for an increasingly pluralistic and globally oriented society, as well as a competitive career world.

The B.A. in Spanish is thirty-four (34) units, providing students the opportunity to pursue a minor in another discipline or even a second major. The Spanish minor is twenty (20) units. Students can choose course work that focuses on language, culture, linguistics, literature, Spanish for careers, translation, and art or history. All courses with a SPAN prefix are taught in Spanish so that students develop proficiency in the language. Spanish majors and minors are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Spanish program will be able to:

  • achieve intermediate-high to advanced language proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing (proficiency levels are defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages); and
  • demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the ways of thinking (ideas, beliefs, attitudes, values, philosophies), behavioral practices (patterns of social interactions), and the cultural products (for example, art, history, literature) of the Spanish-speaking world.

Faculty

Terry Ballman, Ph.D.,
Professor of Spanish
Phone: (805) 437-8996
E-mail: terry.ballman@csuci.edu

Antonio Jiminez Jiminez, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Phone: (805) 437-8501
E-mail: antonio.jimenez@csuci.edu 

Contact Information

http://spanish.csuci.edu/

Requirements For The Major In Spanish (34 units)

Prerequisites:

Spanish majors will have completed the equivalent of first year college level Spanish in high school, at a community college, or by completing SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 at CSUCI, prior to beginning the Spanish major.

Lower Division Requirements (8 units)

Students must take eight (8) units of second-year Spanish courses:

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4); and
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II (4)
or
SPAN 211 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I (4); and
SPAN 212 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II (4) 

Upper Division Requirements (26 units)

Students with intermediate high language proficiency may begin the major by taking upper-division courses. Student proficiency will be determined according to the proficiency guidelines developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and will be assessed by the Spanish faculty. For these students, a total of 34 units of upper-division courses are required to complete the Spanish major.

All Spanish majors must complete at least 11 units of 400-level courses with a SPAN prefix.

Core (11 units)

All students must take one course from each of the following categories.

Language

SPAN 301 Advanced Spanish: Part One (3)
or
SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish: Part Two (3)  
Literature
SPAN 310 Introduction to Prose, Poetry & Drama (3)

Culture

SPAN 410 Civilizations and Cultures of Spain (3)
or
SPAN 411 Civilizations and Cultures of Latin America (3)

Capstone

SPAN 499 Capstone in Spanish (2)

Electives (15 units)

SPAN* 301 Advanced Spanish: Part One (3)
or
SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish: Part Two (3)
SPAN 304 Spanish for Careers and Professions (3)
SPAN 311 Estudios Literarios Bilingual (3)
(cross-listed as ENGL 311 Bilingual Literary Studies)
SPAN 315 Contrastive Features of Spanish and English (3)
SPAN 320 Introduction to Spanish Translation (3)
SPAN* 410 Civilizations and Cultures of Spain (3)
or
SPAN 411 Civilizations and Cultures of Latin America (3)
SPAN 415 Spanish Language Variation and Diversity (3)
SPAN 420 Specialized Spanish Translation (3)
SPAN 460 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature (3)
SPAN 461 Masterpieces of Latin American Literature (3)
SPAN 490 Special Topics in Spanish (3)

*Students may choose as electives courses found in the Core, provided the 11-unit core is completed.

One of the following courses may also be chosen as an elective for the Spanish major:

ART/ 333 History of Southern California Chicana/o Art (3)
HIST
ENGL/ 334 Narratives of Southern California (3)
HIST
ENGL 453 Hispanic/Hispanic American Literature (3)
HIST 402 Southern California Chicano/a History and Culture (3)
HIST 420 History of Mexico (3)
HIST 421 Revolutionary Mexico, 1876-1930 (3)

Requirements For The Minor In Spanish (20 units)

The Spanish minor provides students the opportunity to develop their Spanish-language skills while deepening their knowledge of the peoples and cultures of the Hispanic world. Students can choose from coursework which focuses on language, linguistics, culture, Spanish for careers, literature, translation, and art or history.  

Lower Division Requirements (8 Units)

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4), and
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II (4); or
SPAN 211 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I (4), and
SPAN 212 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II (4).

Upper Division Requirements (12 units)

Select Four (4) Courses from the Following:

SPAN 301 Advanced Spanish: Part One (3)
SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish: Part Two (3)
SPAN 304 Spanish for Careers and Professions (3)
SPAN 310 Introduction to Prose, Poetry & Drama (3)
SPAN/ 311 Estudios Literarios Bilingual (3) Bilingual Literary Studies 
ENGL  
SPAN 315 Contrastive Features of Spanish and English (3)
SPAN 320 Introduction to Spanish Translation (3)
SPAN 410 Civilizations and Cultures of Spain (3)
SPAN 411 Civilizations and Cultures of Latin America (3)
SPAN 415 Spanish Language Variation and Diversity (3)
SPAN 420 Specialized Spanish Translation (3)
SPAN 421 Spanish for Educators I (3)
SPAN 422 Spanish for Educators II (3)
SPAN 460 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature (3) \
SPAN 461 Masterpieces of Latin American Literature (3)
SPAN 490 Special Topics In Spanish (3)
ART/ 333 History of Southern California Chicana/o Art (3)
HIST  

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