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2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, B.A.

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The culture and literary traditions of Spain, the growing interest in the politics, culture, and commerce of Latin America, the proximity of Mexico, and the presence of a large Spanish-speaking population in California and the University’s service area all contribute to the shaping of the curriculum of the Spanish program and provide excellent reasons for the study of Spanish. The Spanish program offers a full range of courses in language, literature, and culture, as well as interdisciplinary concentrations. Courses taken abroad in the CSU International Programs, may be counted toward the major or minor, with the exception of SPAN 490  and SPAN 491  (at least one of which must be taken in residence at SSU).

  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (44 units, 4 in major) 48  
  Major requirements 36  
  Electives/Other 36  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

Spanish Placement Evaluation

Students are encouraged to have a placement evaluation. Please see a program advisor for proper course placement.

Lower-Division Spanish Courses

These courses are prerequisites for the upper-division courses in the major and minor. Some or all of these courses or their equivalents may be waived by virtue of prior language study, courses in transfer, or placement in higher level courses.

Major Requirements

For the major, students must complete SPAN 300  or SPAN 300H , SPAN 301 , SPAN 304 , SPAN 305 , SPAN 306 , SPAN 307 , and three classes at the 400 level, at least one of which must be SPAN 490  or SPAN 491  (490 or 491 must be taken in residence at SSU):


Total Lower-Division units: 16-20

Total units in the major: 36

Sample Four-Year Program

Spanish, B.A.

Note: If students have already completed lower-division classes (or equivalents) before arriving at SSU, they can begin taking advanced-level courses as soon as desired and could take fewer classes per semester than indicated in this plan. In addition to the four-year graduation plan specified, students pursuing the bachelor of arts in Spanish may also elect a five- or six-year plan. Please consult with a Spanish program advisor.

Freshman Year: 30 Units

Sophomore Year: 30 Units

Junior Year: 30 Units

Senior Year: 30 Units

Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

  • One SPAN class at the 400 level
  • Electives/Minor

Total Units: 120

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