Spanish B.A.


Degree Requirements as of Fall 2017

Students who declare their Spanish B.A. after May 26, 2017 will follow this program.


 
University Graduation Requirements 41
Preparation for the Major 20
SPAN 025A. Intermediate Spanish C2   4
SPAN 025B. Intermediate Spanish C2   4
(or SPAN 25 A/B equivalent)
Foreign Language Requirement
One year of a second language, ancient or modern (or equivalent) 12
Requirements of the Major 42
Core Courses 30
SPAN 101A. Advanced Spanish     4
SPAN 101B. Advanced Spanish     4
SPAN 102A. Spanish Culture     4
SPAN 102B. Hispanic American Culture V   3
SPAN 105. Spanish Phonology     4
SPAN 110. Spanish Morphology and Syntax     4
SPAN 115. Introduction to Literary Studies in Spanish     4
FORL 100W. Writing Workshop Z   3
Complete two course from:
SPAN 120ASpanish Literature I     4
SPAN 120B. Spanish Literature II V   4
SPAN 140A. Spanish American Literature     4
SPAN 140B. Spanish American Literature II     4
SPAN 160C. Hispanic Literature     4
Complete two courses from:
SPAN 111. Advanced Spanish Conversation     4
SPAN 160A. Hispanic Culture     4
SPAN 160B. Hispanic Linguistics     4
SPAN 170. Spanish Translation: Theory and Practice     4
University Electives 0-17
Electives must be selected with advisor approval.  

Total Units: 120

 

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the SJSU Policies and Procedures. Please refer to this website for more information: http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/students/graduation/.

 

Degree Requirements Prior to Fall 2017

Students who declared their Spanish B.A. before May 26, 2017 are following this program. However, coursework that has not yet been completed will follow the unit values listed in the degree requirements above.


 
University Graduation Requirements 41
Preparation for the Major                                                                            16-20     
SPAN 025A. Intermediate Spanish C2   5
SPAN 025B. Intermediate Spanish C2   5
(or SPAN 25 A/B equivalent)
Foreign Language Requirement
One year of a second language, ancient or modern (or equivalent) 6-10  
Requirements of the Major 32
Core Courses 14
SPAN 101A. Advanced Spanish     4
SPAN 101B. Advanced Spanish     4
FORL 100W. Writing Workshop Z   3
Complete one course from:
SPAN 102A. Spanish Culture     3
SPAN 102B. Hispanic American Culture V   3
Upper Division Courses 18
Literature 6
Complete two courses from:
SPAN 115. Introduction to Literary Studies in Spanish     3
SPAN 120A. Spanish Literature     3
SPAN 120B. Spanish Literature     3
SPAN 140A. Spanish American Literature     3
SPAN 140B. Spanish American Literature     3
Linguistics 6
Complete two courses from:
SPAN 105. Spanish Phonology     3
SPAN 110. Spanish Morphology and Syntax     3
SPAN 111. Advanced Spanish Conversation     3
SPAN 170. Spanish Translation: Theory and Practice     3
Additional Courses 6
Complete two courses from:
SPAN 132. Special Topics in Spanish for Careers     3
SPAN 160A. Hispanic Culture     3
SPAN 160B. Hispanic Linguistics     3
SPAN 160C. Hispanic Literature     3
or any of the above literature, linguistics, or culture courses not already taken  
Required Minor 12-21
A minor in another world language is recommended  
University Electives 6-19
Electives must be selected with advisor approval.  

Total Units: 120

 


 Advising


Spanish advisors are assigned to students based on the first letter of the student's last name. Please visit an advisor accordingly.

Last names A - E: Bacich
Last names F - K: Fernandez
Last names L - O: Ramirez
Last names P - Z: Samuelson

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Damian Bacich
Ph.D, UCLA                                               Associate Professor, Spanish
Spanish M.A. Coordinator
Office Hours: T 3:00 - 5:00PM & by appointment
Clark Hall 421D 
408-924-4608 
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Vanessa Fernandez
Ph.D., UCLA
Spanish Advisor                                                    
Office Hours: M 2:30 - 3:30PM & T 5:00 - 6:00PM
*Please book a time slot at 
http://fernandezwllsjsu.youcanbook.me
Clark Hall 408M 
408-924-4610 
vanessa.fernandez@sjsu.edu
Ruby Ramirez Headshot Ruby Ramirez                                                     
Ph.D., UC Riverside                                               
Spanish Advisor                                                  
Office Hours: M 4:30 - 5:30PM & 
TR 12:00 - 1:00PM
Clark Hall 412R                    
408-924-4612
ruby.ramirez@sjsu.edu
Samuelson Cheyla Samuelson                                         
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara          
Spanish Undergraduate Coordinator 
Spanish Advisor
Latin American Studies Advisor
Office Hours: T 12:00 - 2:00PM

Clark Hall 410D
408-924-4611
cheyla.samuelson@sjsu.edu


Spanish B.A. Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

1. Ability to effectively use grammatical structures in Spanish and to express oneself orally and in writing in different sociolinguistic milieus including formal and academic presentations.
 
2. Ability to appreciate literary texts of the Spanish-speaking world (Spain, Spanish America and the Hispanic U.S.) and to recognize stylistic elements in the literature.
 
3. Ability to develop and carry out research projects in Spanish, including term papers and bibliographical research.
 
4. Ability to analyze and develop texts other than literary: for example, informal and formal correspondence, (applications for school or jobs, a résumé, brochures, etc.) and to understand the use of appropriate academic and technical terminology.
 
5. Ability to produce, analyze and rationalize the sounds of Spanish (phonology) as compared and contrasted with the sounds of English.
 
6. Ability to analyze morphological, syntactic and semantic components of Spanish

 

Programs in Spanish Provide Enrichment for All Degrees:

  • Close contact and consultation of students with faculty and personalized supervision in the classroom and in advisement.
  • Extracurricular activities through several outlets, including the “Círculo Hispánico.”
  • Peer projects in discussion groups, writing activities and presentations.
  • Options to participate in local high school observations on teaching methods.
  • Access to activities promoted by the Department of Foreign Languages and the University: Public lectures, films, music and dance performances, alumni dinners, etc.
  • A foreign language Honor Society, Phi Sigma Iota, for qualified students.
  • Scholarships and opportunities for Study Abroad.

Understandings, Interests, and Values for a Degree in Spanish:

  • The realization of being able to communicate in a language spoken in more than twenty countries.
  • The awareness of being able to read from a vast corpus of literature spanning over one thousand years and encompassing Spain, Latin America and the United States, among other areas.
  • The awareness of being able to access jobs as teacher, translator, interpreter, bilingual editor, and other professions.
  • The sense of having expanded one's view of the world and society by virtue of knowing two languages and envisioning culture and language in a broader perspective.
  • The realization of knowing one's own language by contrast and comparison with Spanish.
  • A greater awareness of the Hispanic community in the area (San José, Bay Area) and state (California) where the student lives, studies and works.
  • The satisfaction and sense of achievement of being able to communicate in Spanish with members of that community and to better understand Hispanic culture.