Program Coordinator and Undergraduate Adviser: Emilio Cabeza-Olias
Graduate Coordinator: Edwin Williams
Minor in Spanish
M.A. in Spanish
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
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
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
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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