Requirements for students AA-T certified in Spanish
If you transferred into CSUMB as an AA-T-certified student in Spanish, you must complete the following courses for your bachelor's degree in Spanish Language & Hispanic Cultures at CSUMB. If you are unsure about your transfer status, please talk to an advisor.
Complete the following courses:
- Any approved course that meets A4 (GWAR)
- SBS 350: Domination and Resistance: US since 1880 (4 units) OR SBS 385: Environmental History of California (3-4 units)
Complete ALL of the following courses:
- WLC 300: WLC Major ProSeminar (2 units)
- SPAN 300: Pre-Capstone for Spanish Majors (2 units)
- SPAN 301: Comp/Oral Practice (4 units)
- SPAN 301S: Service Learning in the Chicano / Latino Community (4 units)
- SPAN 304: Intro To Hispanic Literat (4 units)
- WLC 400: WLC Major Capstone (4 units)
Complete THREE of the following Language and Linguistics related courses:
- SPAN 302: History of the Spanish Language (4 units)
- SPAN 303: Adv Spanish Grammar (4 units)
- SPAN 305: Spanish for The Professions (4 units)
- SPAN 313: Intro to Spanish Linguistics (4 units)
- SPAN 315: Introduction to Translation: Spanish/English (4 units)
- SPAN 345: Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World (4 units)
- LING 392: Nature of Language & Language Acquisition (4 units)
Complete THREE of the following Literature and Culture courses:
- SPAN 306: Cultur/Civ Span Ltn Amer (4 units)
- SPAN 307: History&Politics Of Mex (4 units)
- SPAN 308: Hist/Cultr Aztlan:SW US (4 units)
- SPAN 309: Hist & Polit Of Latn Amer (4 units)
- SPAN 310: Hispanic Children Literature (4 units)
- SPAN 311
- SPAN 316: Cultures and Civilizations of Spain (4 units)
- SPAN 321: Masterpieces of Hispanic Lit (4 units)
- SPAN 322: Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature: Latin America & the Caribbean (4 units)
- SPAN 325: Hispanic Cinema (2-6 units)
- SPAN 330: Hispanic Testimonials (4 units)
- SPAN 365: The Chicano Narrative (4 units)
- SPAN 370: The Chicano Community (4 units)
- SPAN 425: La Literatura Mexicana (4 units)
- SPAN 426: Narativa Hispanoamericana (4 units)
- SPAN 427: Latin Amer Women Writers (4 units)
- SPAN 428: La Literatura Afrolatina (4 units)
- HCOM 328: Latina Life Stories (4 units)
- HCOM 329: Auto/Biografias (4 units)
- HCOM 344: Chicana/Latina Experiences (4 units)
- HCOM 345: Chicanx Life & Culture (4 units)
- HCOM 455: Paradigms Of Chicanx Comm (4 units)
- SBS 325: Art of the Aztec Empire (4 units)
- SBS 348: Maya Civilization (4 units)
- SBS 480
Complete ONE of the following Secondary Culture courses:
- JAPN 305: Introduction to Japanese Culture & Civilization (4 units)
- JAPN 306: The Japanese Mind (4 units)
- JAPN 307: Japan-American Experience (4 units)
- JAPN 308: Japanese Pop-Culture (4 units)
- JAPN 309: Masterpieces in Japanese Literature (4 units)
- JAPN 310: Japanese Cinema (4 units)
- JAPN 311: Social Issues In Japan (4 units)
- JAPN 313
- JAPN 314: Japanese Visual Culture and Media (4 units)
- JAPN 316: Japanese Myth and Folktales (4 units)
- JAPN 405: Cultural Landscape of Japan (4 units)
- JAPN 407: Japan in the Globalized Community (4 units)
- JAPN 408
- HCOM 322: Asian American Literature (4 units)
- HCOM 324: African American Narratives (4 units)
- HCOM 326
- HCOM 346: African American Life/History (4 units)
- SBS 365
- SBS 381: US in Vietnam and Asia-Pacific: Peoples, Colonization, Conflicts, Resources (4 units)
- SBS 382: History of Modern Africa (4 units)
- SBS 383: African Civilizations (3-4 units)
To complete the requirements of the Spanish degree, students must demonstrate that he or she has been actively immersed in and has internalized Hispanic culture. There are two pathways by which this can be demonstrated; in consultation with your major advisor, choose ONE of the following pathways:
By participating in a study-abroad program in a Spanish-speaking country for at least one semester. WLC's Spanish program has exchange agreements with the University of Aguas Calientes and the University of Queretero in Mexico, and the University of Córdoba in Spain. In addition, through CSU International Programs, you can study at universities in Madrid or Granada, Spain or in Santiago, Chile.
By participating in and/or completing all of the following cultural learning scenarios with accompanying documentation, in the target language:
- Participate in service learning within a local heritage community for a minimum of eight weeks beyond the actual service learning requirement.
- Make a minimum of three home-visits in the local heritage community to interact and communicate with members of the Hispanic culture regarding topics of personal interest, the community, culture and language.
- Attend or view via media a minimum of 10 cultural events and /or social activities of Hispanic culture.
- Actively participate and/or perform in a school or heritage community event or celebration.
- Participate in a heritage-community project (of some duration) that requires proficiency in Spanish and knowledge of Hispanic cultures.
- Conducting a one hour in-depth interview with a speaker of Spanish, eliciting, in a conversational manner, comments of a biographical nature, cultural and social observations and anecdotal reflections.
- View and comment on 10 movie-length films produced within and about Hispanic culture.
- Participate at least five times in organized sports or recreation activities of Hispanic culture.
- Demonstrate cultural skills by making hotel reservations, ordering meals and shopping in stores or markets in heritage settings where Spanish is spoken.
Students may select additional elective coursework if necessary to complete 60 units.