All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements.” No more than 52 units in Spanish courses can apply to the degree.
A Minor Is Required with This Major
Students majoring in Spanish who complete a minor not exceeding 15 units can complete the major within 120 units.
Preparation for the Major
These courses are automatically waived for native speakers of Spanish who have a high school diploma or equivalent from a country whose language of instruction is Spanish. See adviser. (0-22 units)
Students completing the California Community College Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer (AA-T) will satisfy preparation for the major if SPAN 281 and SPAN 282 equivalent courses were completed. If not, SPAN 211 and SPAN 212 must be completed at the community college or at SDSU.
The language requirement for graduation is automatically fulfilled through coursework for preparation for the major.
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements” section for a complete listing of requirements.
International Experience Requirement
All Spanish majors are required to complete an approved study abroad program in a Spanish-speaking country consisting of a minimum of six units (90 hours). To fulfill the International Experience Requirement, Spanish majors must enroll in a study abroad program approved by the department. Participation in other study abroad programs without the written approval of the department will not meet the international experience requirement for the major.
At least 15 upper division units for the major must be taken in residence through coursework offered by or sponsored by the SDSU Spanish department or by the CSU International Programs. Students who have successfully completed courses for upper division credit may not receive credit for lower division Spanish language courses.
A minimum of 30 upper division units taught in Spanish to include