Bulletin--Spanish Pgm. Info.

Foreign Languages and Literatures—Spanish


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
HUM 475
415-338-1421
Chair: Julian F. Randolph

Program Coordinator and Undergraduate Adviser: Emilio Cabeza-Olias
Graduate Coordinator: Edwin Williams

Faculty
Professors—Cabeza-Olías, Geiger, Randolph, Williams

Associate Professor—Calderón

Lecturer—Blacut

Programs
B.A. in Spanish

Minor in Spanish

M.A. in Spanish


Program Scope
The Spanish Program offers a substantial variety of courses in language skills as well as in Spanish and Spanish American literature, culture, and civilization. The classes in linguistics, culture, and civilization are aimed at improving one's understanding of the language and the people of the Spanish-speaking community of nations.

In the United States an ever increasing Spanish-speaking population has made Spanish the second most spoken language in the state of California and in other states of the Union. The study and knowledge of this language, therefore, offers career alternatives in practically all fields of work and is definitely an asset when seeking employment.

See Foreign Languages and Literatures for general information on degree programs.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SPANISH

All upper division courses are conducted in Spanish, and students are expected to use Spanish in their speaking, reading, and writing. Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Spanish discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).

						Units
SPAN 325	Applied Spanish Linguistics: 
		Phonetics and Phonemics		 3
SPAN 326	Applied Spanish Linguistics: 
		Morphology and Syntax		 3
SPAN 401	Culture and Civilization of 
		Spain				 3
SPAN 405	Culture and Civilization of 
		Spanish America			 3
SPAN 500	Introduction to Literary 
		Criticism			 3
SPAN 595	Senior Survey in Spanish or 
		Spanish American Literature 
		(taken once during senior year)	 3
Upper division electives on advisement		12
		Total				30

MINOR IN SPANISH

SPAN 325	Applied Spanish Linguistics: 
		Phonetics and Phonemics		 3
SPAN 326	Applied Spanish Linguistics: 
		Morphology and Syntax		 3
SPAN 401	Culture & Civilization of Spain	 3
SPAN 405	Culture & Civilization of 
		Spanish America			 3
Electives on advisement				 9
Three classes chosen in Spanish or with an 
adviser's approval in a related field (two of 
which must be upper division)
		Total				21

MASTER OF ARTS IN SPANISH

Admission to the Program
Those applying to the Spanish Program must demonstrate to the Spanish faculty a record of prior scholastic achievement indicative of potential success as a graduate student. In addition to this general requirement, they must meet the admission requirements established for M.A. applicants in all languages by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Furthermore, all applicants to the Spanish Program must take the entrance examination for the master's program in Spanish at San Francisco State. This examination is administered on an individual basis by the university Testing Center. Results of the examination should reach the graduate adviser for Spanish by the following dates: December 15 if the student is applying for spring semester, and May 1 if applying for the fall semester. Applicants must answer correctly at least 50% of the questions in each section of the examination.

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Spanish discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).

Program						Units
Graduate courses in Spanish			15
Upper division or graduate courses in litera-
ture, language, or civilization of Spain or 
Spanish America of which 3 units must be in 
literature					 6
Upper division or graduate courses in Spanish 
or in related subjects with approval of 
graduate adviser				 9
		Minimum total			30
and Master's Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations
Examinations
The semester before candidates plan to take the Spanish comprehensive written and oral examinations, they should contact the graduate adviser in order to arrange for a screening interview. The screening committee consists of three faculty members who assess the candidates' preparation and advise him/her on areas of study, if any, that need more attention before the examinations. Candidates will not be screened until they have satisfied the English proficiency (GET) requirement.

The student is admitted to the oral examination upon passing the written examination. Both examinations may be attempted not more than two times.


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