The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

Please see the BA in French for General Education, Cultural Diversity, U.S. History, and Literacy requirements.

Course Requirements for the Major: 34-50 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

This major can be completed with a minimum of 34 upper-division units.

Language Competence Prerequisite: 0-16 units

Only upper-division Spanish courses count toward the Spanish major. The prerequisite for all upper-division Spanish courses is SPAN 202 (Fourth Semester Spanish) or its equivalent language competence. Students with little or no previous language preparation or competence must complete some or all of the following courses.

0-4 courses required:

SPAN 101 First-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.
SPAN 102 Second-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
SPAN 201 Third-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
SPAN 202 Fourth-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.

Note: Some or all of these courses may be waived by the Department through demonstrated language competence or previous high school or community college study. Students with one year of high school Spanish should enroll in SPAN 102; two years: SPAN 201; three years: SPAN 202. Please consult the department for proper level of placement.

Upper-Division Requirements: 34 units

5 courses required:

SPAN 301 Grammar and Composition 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 321 and/or SPAN 303.
SPAN 302 Reading and Composition 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
SPAN 341 Intro Latin American Lit 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
SPAN 342 Intro to Spanish Literature 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
SPAN 497 Spanish Exam and WP 1.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing. To be taken concurrently with any upper-division Spanish course.

21 units selected from:

Any other upper-division Spanish (SPAN) courses, except SPAN 354, not taken previously, to include at least two 400-level courses.

Please see the BA in French for elective units, grading, advising requirements, and information on Honors in the Major.