Foreign Languages and Literatures


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

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

Programs

B.A. in Chinese

B.A. in French

B.A. in German

B.A. in Italian

B.A. in Japanese

B.A. in Russian

B.A. in Spanish

Minor in Chinese

Minor in French

Minor in German

Minor in Italian

Minor in Japanese

Minor in Russian

Minor in Spanish

M.A. in Chinese

M.A. in French

M.A. in German

M.A. in Italian

M.A. in Japanese

M.A. in Russian

M.A. in Spanish

Program Scope

Bachelor of Arts

The Department of Foreign Languages offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. The department also offers a minor in these languages. Programs are designed for students who are planning to use foreign languages in professional careers, as well as for students who wish to acquire an appreciation of the cultures of other peoples. Students may select courses in language, conversation, composition, reading, linguistics, culture, and literature. Some of the programs offer courses in translating skills and literature and culture courses in English.

Students who have had foreign language experience before enrolling at San Francisco State University should consult with an adviser in the specific language program for placement in the proper course in which they can receive credit.

A multimedia foreign language laboratory is open to all students enrolled in any class in the department. Basic level courses usually require preparation using audio and video cassettes, laser discs, and computer programs, located in the multimedia language laboratory.

Major. The Bachelor of Arts requirements for a major in any foreign language are the same for all students, including credential candidates. It is suggested that students intending to major in a foreign language consult with an adviser in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures early enough to assure proper scheduling of essential courses.

Minor. For students who wish to take a minor in a foreign language, the requirements for all seven languages are 21 units. The first two years of language instruction (lower division courses) are preparatory courses. A few lower division courses may be applied to the minor but must be approved upon consultation with an adviser. For the specific upper division courses required for completion of the minor, consult the individual language program.

Upper division courses in the foreign language programs are, in general, conducted in the language under study.

Master of Arts

The department offers the Master of Arts in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. The various master's programs provide advanced instruction in culture, language, and literature. A limited number of graduate teaching assistant positions are available for students engaged in graduate study in the programs. The M.A. programs are designed to prepare students for a variety of careers. M.A. graduates often become teachers in private or public secondary schools, in community colleges, or after completing doctoral studies, in universities.

Admission to Programs

Students seeking admission to a master of arts program must have completed an undergraduate major comparable to the major in the appropriate language and literature at San Francisco State University.

Applicants without such a major may be admitted conditionally after developing, through consultation with advisers, a program of studies to establish the equivalent of that major. Courses prescribed for equivalency may not be credited toward the master of arts program.

Students in all master of arts programs are required to have a GPA of at least 3.0 in their undergraduate major.

Advancement to Candidacy

In addition to meeting all the university general requirements, students prior to advancement to candidacy must:

If students are unable to meet the above requirements for advancement to candidacy, they may be advised to enroll in additional courses prior to being considered for candidacy. In such cases the courses will not be credited toward the master's degree.

Demonstration of Exit-Level Language Proficiency

Professional level of proficiency in the language studied is demonstrated by satisfactory completion of written and oral comprehensive examinations.

Students interested in any of these programs are urged to contact the department office or the undergraduate or graduate adviser.

International Programs

For majors or minors, the department recommends an overseas experience of academic and cultural studies. Students who participate in the International Programs of the California State University (consult Index for reference) may undertake an academic year at certain designated major institutions of higher learning located outside the United States. All students in the overseas language programs should consult with an adviser in the specific language to ensure that courses taken abroad can be applied to the major, the minor, or the degree at San Francisco State University. For the Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish programs, fifteen (15) of the 30 upper division units required for the major must be taken at the home campus. For the minor, nine (9) of the fifteen (15) to eighteen (18) upper division units must be taken at the home campus. There may also be limits in the other language programs.

Teaching Credentials

A bachelor of arts from San Francisco State University in any of the above languages may be used to fulfill the subject matter requirement for a Single Subject Teaching Credential required to teach in the secondary schools in the State of California. A master of arts in any of these languages may be used to fulfill the state's requirement to teach that subject at the two-year community colleges.

NOTE: While the master's degree may qualify students to teach at the community college level, it will not qualify them to teach at the elementary or secondary levels. A single subject or multiple subject credential is necessary for such employment. (Refer to the section on Credential Programs in this Bulletin for further details.)

Students considering teaching a foreign language and obtaining a teaching credential must see the credential adviser in their language of concentration before planning their program. Specific courses and an assessment of competencies are required for admission to the Secondary Education Credential Program. Students should also contact the Student Service Office in the College of Education, (415) 338-7038, regarding teaching credential information.

Special Courses

First year language courses in Cantonese, Filipino, and Portuguese are offered with some frequency. Consult the Class Schedule.

Career Outlook

Some careers require a foreign language as a primary skill. For those employed in teaching foreign languages, culture and literature, and for those who work as interpreters and translators, a high degree of fluency or near-native competency is required. On the other hand, there are a great number of career alternatives open to people who possess good competency in one or more foreign languages. Local and state agencies as well as the federal government (such as the State Department, the Department of Defense, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Peace Corps) often have openings for people with the above skills. Further employment possibilities are in multinational companies with significant global operations (international marketing and accounting firms, international banking, and other international business), advertising, journalism, publishing, communications, and information services, media and entertainment, travel and tourism, the hotel and restaurant industry, health care, as well as in the arts. Competency in one or more foreign languages will open the door to many exciting careers.

Foreign Languages and Literatures--Chinese


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: Yung-O Biq

Graduate Coordinator: Yong Ren

Faculty

Professor--Biq, Yao

Assistant Professor--Ren

Programs

B.A. in Chinese

Minor in Chinese

M.A. in Chinese

Program Scope

The Chinese Program at San Francisco State University since its inception in 1959 has been one of the most comprehensive degree programs in Chinese, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The joint emphasis on language competence in Chinese (putonghua or guoyu) and an appreciation and understanding of Chinese literature, art, culture, and linguistics offers our students a balanced course of study.

After the basic language sequence is completed (or waived), a minimum of 31 units of upper division work, at least nine (9) of which are electives, is required. The heritage courses, taught in both English and Chinese, provide students with an understanding of one of the world's oldest cultures which may inspire the students to view the modern world from a perspective rooted in the Chinese culture. Some of the innovative courses offered in recent semesters have been: Chinese Literature in Translation, Chinese Cultural Heritage in Translation, Literary Themes in Film, Chinese Idioms As Cultural Expressions, Chinese Language and Modern China. There are also practical courses such as Business Chinese and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language which equip students with career-related language skills.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHINESE

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference). Upper division courses are generally conducted in Chinese, and students are expected to use Chinese in their speaking, reading, and writing.

									Units
CHIN 301	Chinese Composition and Conversation			5
CHIN 302	Chinese Composition and Reading				5
CHIN 501	Introduction to Classical Chinese			3
CHIN 507	Traditional Chinese Culture				3
CHIN 525	Chinese Applied Linguistics				3
CHIN 601	Chinese Literature in Translation:
		The Poetic Tradition or
CHIN 602	Chinese Literature in Translation:
		The Narrative Tradition					3
Upper division electives on advisement					9
Total									31
NOTE: Only six out of the 31 units can be taken from the 600 series.

MINOR IN CHINESE

									Units
CHIN 301	Chinese Composition and Conversation or
CHIN 302	Chinese Composition and Reading				5
CHIN 501	Introduction to Classical Chinese			3
CHIN 507	Traditional Chinese Culture				3
CHIN 525	Chinese Applied Linguistics				3
CHIN 601	Chinese Literature in Translation:
		The Poetic Tradition or
CHIN 602	Chinese Literature in Translation:
		The Narrative Tradition					3
Electives on advisement							4
Total									21

MASTER OF ARTS IN CHINESE

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference). Upper division courses in Chinese may be considered, upon approval of the graduate adviser.

Program

									Units
CHIN 821	Seminar in Modern Chinese Literature			3
CHIN 822	Seminar in Classical Chinese				3
CHIN 825	Chinese Linguistics and Teaching/ 
		Learning Chinese as a Second Language			3
CHIN 826	Seminar in Chinese Discourse				3
Upper division and graduate courses in Chinese				9
Upper division or graduate electives in Chinese or in related subjects with 
approval of graduate adviser						6
Graduate course in Chinese on advisement				3
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.

Foreign Languages and Literatures--French


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: Delphine Perret

Graduate Coordinator: Elizabeth Wright

Faculty

Professors--Martin, A., Perret, Wright, E.

Associate Professor--Herrera

Assistant Professor--Hamou

Programs

B.A. in French

Minor in French

M.A. in French

Program Scope

The French Program offers lower division language courses and upper division language, culture, and literature courses leading to a B.A. in French. Students who have previously studied French should consult with a French adviser for placement at the proper class level. For those students interested in pursuing a secondary school teaching credential, the B.A. in French fulfills the requirements for the single subject credential waiver program. The program also offers graduate seminars in literature, culture, and linguistics leading to the M.A. in French, which allows students to teach at the community college level or to continue graduate study for a doctorate. While many of our B.A. and M.A. graduates pursue teaching careers or further study, a good number go on to careers in other fields such as international law or business.

Our program emphasizes training in the four language skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing as the basic groundwork for more advanced study of the language, literature, and culture. The aim is to broaden students' cultural perspectives by introducing them to various aspects of French and Francophone cultures as they are manifested throughout the world. Students who complete a French major should have both the linguistic and cultural preparation to be able to function at a fairly advanced level in a French-speaking society or with French speakers, and have developed a tolerance for forms of expression and ways of life different from their own. It is hoped that this will prepare them both to pursue careers and to participate fully in today's and tomorrow's global cultures.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FRENCH

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference). All upper division courses are conducted in French, and students are expected to use French in their speaking, reading, and writing.

									Units
FR 301		French Phonetics					3
FR 305		French Composition					3
FR 306		Advanced Conversation					3
FR 325		French Linguistics					3
FR 400		French Culture						3
FR 500		Introduction to Literary Texts				3
Upper division electives on advisement					12
Total									30

MINOR IN FRENCH

FR 301		French Phonetics					3
FR 305		French Composition					3
FR 306		Advanced Conversation					3
FR 325		French Linguistics					3
FR 400		French Culture						3
FR 500		Introduction to Literary Texts				3
Electives on advisement							3
Total 									21

MASTER OF ARTS IN FRENCH

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Upper division courses in French may be considered, upon approval of the graduate adviser, with the exception of FR 301, 305, 306, 325, 400, and 500.

Program

									Units
Graduate courses in French						15

pper division or graduate courses in French
language, literature, or civilization					6

Upper division or graduate courses in French 
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 oral examination upon passing the written examination. Both examinations may be attempted not more than two times.

Foreign Languages and Literatures--German


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

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

Undergraduate Adviser: Anita Antler

Program and Graduate Coordinator: Anita Antler

Faculty

Professors--Antler, Juretzka, Wiseman

Programs

B.A. in German

Minor in German

M.A. in German

Program Scope

The German Program offers lower division language courses and upper division language, linguistics, culture, and a considerable range of literature courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in German. The program also offers a full graduate studies program with seminars in literature, culture, and historical language development culminating in a master of arts. A limited number of graduate teaching assistant positions are available for students engaged in graduate study in the program. Many of the program's graduates are now teaching in public or private high schools or, after having been awarded the Master of Arts in German, work as instructors in community colleges or have earned their Ph.D. degree from leading American universities.

The German Program not only provides students with excellent language training, but also acquaints them with the achievements and the values expressed by great figures from the German-speaking areas of Europe, whose contributions to western culture have been enormous in such fields as philosophy, the sciences, social reforms, literature, and music. While the program provides an enriching experience for the mind and for the spirit, its major aim is to prepare students for gainful employment in many different fields in which they can use their acquired skills. To this end, the German Program tries to prepare well-rounded graduates proficient in the German language, well-informed about current social, political, and literary trends in Germany and other German-speaking countries, as well as schooled in humanistic thinking.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GERMAN

Upper division courses are generally conducted in German and students are expected to use German in their speaking, reading, and writing.

GER 305		Advanced Grammar and Composition				3
GER 325		Applied German Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonemics		3
GER 401		German Culture and Civilization					3
GER 510		German Literature I						3
GER 511		German Literature II						3
Upper division electives on advisement						15
Total										30

MINOR IN GERMAN

GER 305		Advanced Grammar and Composition				3
GER 325		Applied German Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonemics		3
GER 401		German Culture and Civilization					3
GER 510		German Literature I						3
GER 511		German Literature II						3
Electives on advisement								6
Total										21

MASTER OF ARTS IN GERMAN

Program

										Units
GER 700		Seminar in Research Methods					1
GER 745		Seminar in the Development of the German Language		3

Graduate courses in German							12

Upper division or graduate courses in German 
language, literature, or civilization						6

Upper division or graduate courses in German 
language, literature, or civilization, or in 
related subjects with approval of graduate
adviser										9

Minimum total									31
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.

Foreign Languages and Literatures--Italian


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

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

Program Coordinator and Adviser: Natalia Costa

Faculty

Professor--Costa

Programs

B.A. in Italian

Minor in Italian

M.A. in Italian

Program Scope

The Italian Program offers the student the possibility of acquiring basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding; a broad and comprehensive background in literature, culture, civilization, and Italian studies as well as the possibility of pursuing a specialized career. Many students study Italian to become language teachers. Many students of music, art, film, archaeology, international relations, history, business, and comparative literature, as well as students planning to become translators and interpreters have discovered the usefulness of Italian. Others take Italian purely for the cultural enrichment they derive from it. The study of Italian is particularly rewarding to those of Italian heritage. It also opens the doors to the CSU International Program Center in Florence, to various Italian art and professional academies, and to Italian universities where students can pursue studies in any field.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ITALIAN

All upper division courses are conducted in Italian, and students are expected to use Italian in their speaking, reading, and writing.

ITAL 305	Advanced Grammar and Composition			3
ITAL 325	Practical Linguistics of Italian			3
ITAL 401	Italian Culture and Civilization			3
ITAL 510	Italian Literature--Early Period			3
ITAL 511	Italian Literature--Late Period				3

Upper division electives on advisement					15

Total									30

MINOR IN ITALIAN

ITAL 305	Advanced Grammar and Composition			3
ITAL 325	Practical Linguistics of Italian			3
ITAL 401	Italian Culture and Civilization			3
ITAL 510	Italian Literature--Early Period			3
ITAL 511	Italian Literature--Late Period				3

Electives on advisement							6

Total									21

MASTER OF ARTS IN ITALIAN

Program

									Units
Graduate courses in Italian						15

Upper division or graduate courses in Italian 
literature, language, or civilization, of 
which three units must be in literature					6

Upper division or graduate courses in Italian 
or in related disciplines with approval of
graduate major 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.

Foreign Languages and Literatures--Japanese


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

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

Undergraduate Advisers: Midori McKeon, Eiko Tai

Program and Graduate Coordinator: Toshiko Mishima

Faculty

Professor--Mishima

Assistant Professors--McKeon, Tai

Programs

B.A. in Japanese

Minor in Japanese

M.A. in Japanese

Program Scope

The undergraduate Japanese program focuses on developing proficiency in the language in a socio-cultural context by offering a variety of language training courses and by conducting courses in culture and literature in Japanese. In addition to the required course work, students choose electives from a broad range of subjects, which include various courses in literature and culture as well as in translation, interpretation, and business Japanese. A Single Subject Credential Waiver Program is available for those working towards a career in teaching Japanese in public schools. The Master of Arts in Japanese offers two emphases: Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language and Professional Applications of the Language Study. The curriculum for the teaching emphasis prepares students for a career in teaching Japanese at the community college level. Courses offered include linguistics, pedagogy, and culture. The professional applications emphasis helps students acquire competency in their specific occupational goals in areas such as business, government, communication, arts, and other professional fields.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN JAPANESE

Upper division courses in Japanese are generally conducted in Japanese, and students are expected to use Japanese in their speaking, reading, and writing.

									Units
JAPN 301	Japanese Conversation					3
JAPN 302	Japanese Reading and Grammar				3
JAPN 305	Advanced Conversation and Composition I			3
JAPN 309	Advanced Readings in Japanese				3
JAPN 325	Practical Linguistics in Japanese			3
JAPN 401	Topics in Japanese Culture				3
JAPN 510	Modern Japanese Literature				3

Upper division electives on advisement					9

Total									30

MINOR IN JAPANESE

JAPN 301	Japanese Conversation					3
JAPN 302	Japanese Reading and Grammar				3
JAPN 305	Advanced Conversation and Composition I or
JAPN 306	Advanced Conversation and Composition II		3
JAPN 309	Advanced Readings in Japanese				3

Electives on advisement (at least 3 units must
be upper division)							9

Total									21
Individual student programs will be designed by an academic adviser, according to student's background and need.

MASTER OF ARTS IN JAPANESE

The Master of Arts in Japanese offers two emphases:

Admission to the Program

For admission to the master's program in Japanese, students must have a bachelor's degree in Japanese or in a field related to the area of intended emphasis with a minimum 3.3 GPA; demonstrate by a departmentally-approved examination the proficiency level in Japanese expected at the conclusion of a baccalaureate major in Japanese; submit two essays (one in English, one in Japanese) stating purpose; and submit at least two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an individual familiar with the student's academic performance.

Demonstration of Exit-Level Language Proficiency

Professional level of proficiency in Japanese is demonstrated by satisfactory completion of a research project, master's thesis and oral defense, or written and oral comprehensive examinations.

Core Courses for Both Emphases

									Units
JAPN 750	Seminar in Japanese Linguistics				3
JAPN 800	Seminar in Analysis of Japanese Cultural Studies	3
JAPN 890	Integrative Seminar: Japanese Language and Culture	3
Emphasis (units selected from one of the emphases listed below)		18

Culminating Experience Requirement

One of the following three options:					3
JAPN 895	Applied Research Project
JAPN 898	Master's Thesis and Oral Defense

An additional graduate course on advisement in Japanese language, literature, culture, 
pedagogy, or professional applications; andMaster's Comprehensive Oral and Written
Examinations

Minimum total								30

Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language Emphasis
									Units
JAPN 695	Seminar in Materials Development for Teaching Japanese	3
JAPN 760	Seminar in Pedagogical Japanese Linguistics		3
JAPN 770	Seminar in Teaching Japanese				3
JAPN 780	Practicum in Teaching Japanese				3

Electives selected on advisement					6

Total									18

Professional Applications Emphasis
									Units
Units selected on advisement from the
following (at least six must be at the graduate level):			12
JAPN 350	Introduction to Translation
JAPN 390	Business Japanese
JAPN 395	Business Writing
JAPN 401	Heian Culture: Culture of Peace
JAPN 401	Japanese Identity
JAPN 401	Japanese Way of Living
JAPN 550	Modern Japanese Drama
JAPN 590	Japanese Women Writers
JAPN 590	Contemporary Japanese Literature
JAPN 690	Introduction to Consecutive Interpretation
JAPN 710	Current Topics: Magazines and Periodicals
JAPN 710	Current Topics: Newspapers
JAPN 710	Current Topics: Radio and Television
JAPN 710	Interpretation Workshop
JAPN 710	Translation Workshop
JAPN 860	Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature

Electives selected upon advisement (Japanese 
courses or courses from other departments):				6

Minimum total for emphasis						18
Research Project or Thesis. After initiating a research project (JAPN 895 or 898), graduate students who have chosen either the project or thesis option for the culminating experience must enroll each semester in JAPN 897 until the project or thesis is completed.

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

Foreign Languages and Literatures--Russian


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

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

Undergraduate Adviser: Norair Taschian

Program and Graduate Coordinator: Ludmila Ershov

Faculty

Professor--Taschian

Associate Professor--Ershov

Programs

B.A. in Russian

Minor in Russian

M.A. in Russian

Program Scope

The Russian Program offers lower division language courses and courses in advanced language, conversation, composition, linguistics, culture, and civilization as well as a considerable range of literature--both in Russian and in English translation. In this post-Soviet era the study of Russian language and culture, and the knowledge of the country as a whole, become even more imperative. More than ever before, our students are either frequently visiting Russia or working there for an extended period of time. In addition, there is now a greater availability of Russian archival material to Western students, researchers, and scholars.

Today Russia's extensive natural resources and other business opportunities stimulate the interest of many businesses throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Cognizant of this reality, the Russian Program strives to implement courses to respond to these various interests, which are also evident among our students. As a result, the program attempts to balance traditional academic offerings with such practically-oriented courses as Business Russian, the Contemporary Russian Press, and a Translation Workshop. Many business, science, and international relations majors take Russian as a minor or as a second major.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RUSSIAN

Upper division courses are generally conducted in Russian, and students are expected to use Russian in their speaking, reading, and writing. Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult the Index for page reference).

RUSS 305	Advanced Grammar and Composition			3
RUSS 307	Advanced Reading and Composition			3
RUSS 325	Practical Linguistics of Russian			3
RUSS 401	Russian Culture and Civilization			3
RUSS 510	Russian Literature I					3
RUSS 511	Russian Literature II					3

Upper division electives on advisement					12

Total									30

MINOR IN RUSSIAN

RUSS 305	Advanced Grammar and Composition			3
RUSS 307	Advanced Reading and Composition			3
RUSS 401	Russian Culture and Civilization			3
RUSS 511	Russian Literature II					3

Electives on advisement (at least 3 units of
which must be upper division)						9

Total									21

MASTER OF ARTS IN RUSSIAN

Program

									Units
RUSS 700	Seminar in Research Methods				1
RUSS 745	History of the Russian Language				3

Graduate courses in Russian						12

Upper division or graduate courses in Russian 
literature, language, or civilization					6

Upper division or graduate courses in Russian 
or in related subjects, with approval of
graduate adviser							9

Minimum total								31
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.

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-Olías

Graduate Coordinator: Gustavo Calderón

Faculty

Professors--Cabeza-Olías, Randolph, Williams

Associate Professor--Calderón

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.

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 (consult the Index for page reference).

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 and Civilization of Spain				3
SPAN 405	Culture and 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 70% of the questions in each section of the examination.

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Program

									Units
Graduate courses in Spanish						15

Upper division or graduate courses in literature, 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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