Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 30

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
SPAN 101 First Semester Spanish 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Second Semester
SPAN 102 Second Semester Spanish 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units16-17
Third Semester
SPAN 216 Accelerated Grammar, Conversation, and Reading 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
Lower Division Spanish Course – Take Two 6
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
MLL 325 Linguistics for Foreign Languages 3
Electives (18 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 2
 Units14
Sixth Semester
SPAN 305 Advanced Composition 3
SPAN 306 Advanced Reading and Conversation 3
Electives (18 units) – Take Two 5 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
SPAN 341 Introduction to the Reading of Literary Texts 3
SPAN 401GW
Culture and Civilization of Spain-GWAR
or Culture and Civilization of Spanish America
3
SPAN 500 Introduction to Literary Criticism 3
Electives (18 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
SPAN 595 Senior Survey in Spanish or Spanish American Literature 3
Electives (18 units) – Take Two 5 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 5
 Units14
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

 Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

4

Complementary Studies

Required of all candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish are 12 units of Complementary Studies, which must come from courses bearing a prefix other than SPAN, and not cross-listed with SPAN. Complementary Studies for the Spanish major can be satisfied via four possible routes:

    12 units in any foreign language other than Spanish (may include up to 3 units of MLL prefix courses);

    12 units of course work taken in an approved study abroad program (including CSU Study Abroad and SF State Bilateral);

    12 units of course work taken as partial completion of a second major, a minor or a certificate;

    12 units of course work in related disciplines with the approval of a Spanish Program advisor.

Related disciplines typically include linguistics, literature, philosophy, history, education, and any aspect of Spain, Latin America, or Latino/Latina Studies.

Where a course with a non-SPAN prefix, and not cross-listed with SPAN, is taken as a core requirement or elective for the Spanish major, the said course may also (double) count towards Complementary Studies only via the Study Abroad option or the second Major, Minor, or Certificate option listed above. Students satisfying Complementary Studies through the Foreign Language option are allowed a maximum of three units of overlap of MLL-prefix courses between Spanish major and Complementary Studies units. Students satisfying Complementary Studies through the Related Subjects option are not allowed to double-count major and Complementary Studies units.

Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. Students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

5

Electives (18 units)

Choose any six courses in Spanish numbered 300 to 699. At least three of these courses must be at the 400 level or above.