Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the United States and the world today. The Department of Spanish & Portuguese 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 10 centuries in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. The program emphasizes fundamental links between the study of language and its broader cultural contexts. 

Spanish Information

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-SPAN 102 and SPAN 201-SPAN 202 are counted toward the degree, but not toward the major.