The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Spanish consists of intensive proficiency-oriented coursework in Spanish language acquisition, as well as instruction in essential knowledge and understanding of history, culture, geography, and politics of the region. The program prepares students for a variety of career paths in government, military, business, and education. Each student has the option of choosing to complete seven courses of upper-division electives or pursuing a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (California).
Please see additional Credential admissions requirements under Teacher Education in the Sanford College of Education’s Credential Programs section of the catalog.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Develop oral, written and reading proficiency in Spanish
- Read and interpret representative texts and cultural productions in Spanish.
- Develop analytical and critical skills that build from textual, cultural and linguistic analysis to the exploration of society
- Translate and interpret to and from Spanish.
- Differentiate the major aspects of Latin American and Hispanic culture and civilization from pre-Columbian times to the present
- Demonstrate familiarity with the history and culture of the Spanish speaking world.
- A comprehensive familiarity with the history and culture of the region
To receive the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Spanish, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as listed below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level and a minimum 70.5 units of General Education requirements. The following courses are degree requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, general electives may be necessary to satisfy the total units required for the degree. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission requirements for specific information regarding admission and evaluation.
- SPN 100 Beginning Spanish I
- SPN 101 Beginning Spanish II
- SPN 200 Intermediate Spanish I
- SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish II
- LIT 100 Introduction to Literature
- SPN 300 Advanced Spanish I
- SPN 301 Advanced Spanish II
- SPN 310 Literary Readings in Spanish
- SPN 320 Advanced Spanish Conversation
- SPN 330 Intro Lat Am Cultures
- SPN 350 Film and Culture
- SPN 420 Literature and Culture I
- SPN 430 Literature and Culture II
- SPN 450 Identity and Multiculturalism
- SPN 499 Spanish Capstone
- HIS 345 Latin American Studies
- GLS 430 The Global Economy
- GLS 440 Study Abroad
- HUM 501 Global Civic Culture
- HIS 434 Modern World, 1500 to Present
- LIT 360 Literary Theory
- LIT 460 Gender and Literature
- LIT 463 20th Century World Literature
- LIT 480 Literature of the Americas
- PHL 320 World Religions
- POL 340 Comparative Politics
- SOC 328 Intercultural Thinking
- SPN 490 Guided Study in Spanish
- TED 305 Teaching as a Profession
- TED 300 Fundamentals of Education
- TED 430 Special Needs Students
- TED 310 Development and Learning
- TED 420 Diversity in Schooling
- LTL 504B Teach Methods: Sec Schs
- LTL 524S Lang Teach & Assess: Spanish
- TED 530A Student Teaching I
- TED 530B Student Teaching II
- TED 531A Student Teaching Seminar I
- TED 531B Student Teaching Seminar II
Please see additional completion requirements for the Credential under Teacher Education in the School of Educations Credential section.