Courses

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Our undergraduate program offers a great variety of opportunities for our students, whether Spanish is their major or minor. In addition to a wide selection of courses, we offer opportunities to study abroad.

Lower Division Courses

  • First-Year Spanish (SPA 1, 2, 3)
    The Spanish Program offers courses for beginners. Our web page has information about our instructors, exams and courses, including syllabi and course descriptions.
  • Second-Year Spanish (SPA 21, 22, 23, 24)
    The intermediate courses are based on and continue with what a student learned in the first year, and prepares them for more advanced classes in language, literature and culture.
  • Spanish for Native Speakers (SPA 31, 32, 33)
    This three-quarter series is designed for the student who is already somewhat comfortable with spoken Spanish and intends to develop each student's degree of competency.  The Spanish for Native Speakers (SNS) Program sets out to utilize all the students' previous linguistic experiences.  There is an emphasis on standard Spanish as well as other language variations in order to increase the student's linguistic repertoire.  As part of the study of the language, the SNS Program also analyzes the socio-cultural context of Spanish-speaking communities in the United States as well as in the Americas.  View descriptions of each class here.

Upper Division and Graduate Courses

  • In upper division Spanish courses students explore a wide variety of topics to develop a wide comprehension of the language, literature and Hispanic cultures. With the help of their advisor, students may design their major to satisfy their requirements and may in many cases combine their major in Spanish with another in Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies or in Social Sciences.

Portuguese Courses

  • First Year Portuguese (POR 1, 2, 3): The first year consists of courses for beginners in Portuguese.
     
  • Second Year Portuguese (POR 21, 22, 23): The intermediate courses are based on and continue with what a student learned in the first year, and prepares them for more advanced classes in language, literature and culture.

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