Major Goals and Objectives
- Prepare students to participate in a wide variety of careers (legal, medical, diplomatic, business, teaching, administrative, translation) that require native or near-native abilities in oral and written skills.
- Provide students with techniques, methods, strategies and skills to carry out independent research that supports career choices.
- Establish a solid foundation for lifelong learning and community service in the Hispanic communities.
- Design, organize and successfully deliver advanced level seminars that demonstrate superior-level oral proficiency, as well as teaching methodologies.
1. Required Courses (18 units)
Choose a total of six courses (at least one in each field):
SPAN 600 History of the Spanish Language (3)
SPAN 603 Seminar in Romance Linguistics (3)
SPAN 605 Advanced Translation (3)
SPAN 606 Seminar in a Genre (3)
SPAN 607 Seminar in a Literary Period (3)
SPAN 608 Seminar in Selected Authors (3)
SPAN 609 Seminar in Style (3)
SPAN 620 Spanish Literary Criticism (3)
SPAN 680 Topics in Latin-American Culture (3)
SPAN 681 Topics in Spanish Culture (3)
2. Electives (12 units)
Select at least two courses from each group:
SPAN 400 Structure of the Spanish Language (3)
SPAN 505 Art of Translation (3)
SPAN 506 Advanced Written Expression (3)
SPAN 594A-Z Selected Topics in Hispanic Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (3)
Any 500-level literature courses not used to satisfy B.A. degree requirements, or any 600-level literature courses listed in the core but not used to satisfy core requirements.
3. Culminating Experience (3 units)
SPAN 697 Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)