Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the United States and the world today.
The Spanish department offers a variety of courses intended to help students acquire proficiency in the language and develop critical skills of analysis and interpretation for exploring the rich and varied literatures and cultures that have emerged over ten centuries in the Spanish-speaking world.
The program emphasizes fundamental links between the study of language and its broader cultural contexts. Except as noted below, all courses are taught in Spanish.
Courses are normally conducted in Spanish; oral expression is stressed.
The department reserves the right to place new students in the courses for which they seem best prepared regardless of the number of units they have offered for admission.
SPAN 101-102 and 201-202 are counted toward the degree but not toward the major.