The Major in Spanish and Emphases

Spanish majors select one of three emphases: Literature and Culture, Spanish for Future Teachers, or Cinema. Since the major is flexible and includes many elective courses, all students will fall "naturally" within an emphasis. However, students committed to a particular path of study will find in the division of emphases a tool for early specialization which will prove invaluable if they decide to continue into graduate studies.

Attention: All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade.

Please see the UCI Catalogue for specifics requirements.

Spanish 3 A (Grammar and Composition) and 3 B (Composition and Grammar) are required for all emphases. Students with significant exposure to Spanish in the home may choose to take Spanish 3H (Spanish for Heritage Speakers). Note that taking Spanish 3H reduces the overall number of courses required for the major.

After Spanish 3 A/B/H, requirements for each emphasis are as follows:

 LITERATURE AND CULTURE

    • Five mandatory courses: 101A (Intro to Iberian Literatures and Cultures), 101B (Intro Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures), 107 (Advanced Spanish Grammar) or 113A (Phonetics) or 113B (Intro to Spanish Linguistics), 119 (Textual Analysis and Interpretation), 190 (Colloquium)
    • Six additional upper-division courses in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, four of which MUST be in literature and culture.

SPANISH FOR FUTURE TEACHERS

    • Seven mandatory courses: 15 (Advanced Spanish Conversation), 101A (Intro to Iberian Literatures and Cultures), 101B (Intro to Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures), 107 (Advanced Spanish Grammar), 113A (Phonetics), 113B (Intro to Spanish Linguistics), and 119 (Textual Analysis and Interpretation)
    • Three upper-division Spanish courses
    • NOTE: Students who wish to pursue a career in teaching are encouraged to complete the Minor in Educational Studies in tandem with the emphasis.

CINEMA

    • Five mandatory courses: Spanish 101A (Intro to Iberian Literatures and Cultures), 101B (Intro to Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures), 107 (Advance Spanish Grammar) or 113A (Phonetics), 119 (Textual Analysis and Interpretation), 190 (Colloquium).
    • Film and Media Studies 85A (taught in the Department of Film & Media Studies)
Five upper-division electives, four of which must be film classes taught in the Spanish department. The remaining class should be a literature and culture class.