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Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

The Spanish major is designed to provide students with a quality undergraduate preparation for careers in teaching, translation and interpretation while also serving as a useful preparation for missionaries, business administrators, social workers, health care professionals, journalists, and for graduate studies. Since bilingual proficiency and multicultural adaptability are an integral part of the Spanish program, students with a major, minor, or concentration in Spanish are encouraged to participate in study abroad opportunities in Spanish-speaking countries.

Spanish Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

Career Opportunities

  • Secondary education teacher
  • Professional interpreter or translator
  • Journalist or publisher
  • Christian missionary
  • Political aid
  • Social worker
  • Business consultant

CBU Spanish students also have the option of furthering their education by attending graduate school.

Visit these Web sites for further information about career opportunities:

(Note: These links will take you to non-CBU sites)

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Prerequisites

SPA115 Elementary Spanish I

SPA115 Elementary Spanish I

A study of the fundamentals of the Spanish language. Emphasis is on the ability to write, read, speak, and understand simple Spanish through a variety of activities, both in and out of the classroom, homework assignments, and language lab participation. Must pass with a C- or better to continue in SPA 125. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SPA115-E E Coronel, Noel 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
B222
Fall 2014 SPA115-H H Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36
36A1
Fall 2014 SPA115-A A Ruvalcaba, Noe 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B259
Fall 2014 SPA115-C C Perez, Gilberto A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
245
Fall 2014 SPA115-D D Ordonez, Linda Lizet 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
B221
Fall 2014 SPA115-F F Perez, Gilberto A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex
245
Fall 2014 SPA115-G G Ruvalcaba, Noe 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall
125
Spring 2015 SPA115-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA115-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA115-C C STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA115-D D STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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SPA125 Elementary Spanish II

SPA125 Elementary Spanish II

Completion of the fundamentals of the Spanish language with emphasis upon correct pronunciation and mastery of a practical vocabulary. Practice on oral and written expression through a variety of activities, both in and out of the classroom, homework assignments, and language lab participation. Simple study of Hispanic civilization. Prerequisite: SPA110 or SPA 115. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SPA125-A A Flores, William 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
245
Fall 2014 SPA125-F F Claudio, Daisy E. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex
245
Fall 2014 SPA125-C C Claudio, Daisy E. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Building 36
36A1
Fall 2014 SPA125-D D Coronel, Noel 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
171
Fall 2014 SPA125-B B Flores, William 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall
127
Fall 2014 SPA125-E E Claudio, Daisy E. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 SPA125-G G Flores, William 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 SPA125-H H Ordonez, Linda Lizet 09/02/2014 Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA125-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA125-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA125-C C STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA125-D D STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA125-E E STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA125-F F STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA125-G G STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA125-H H STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Lower Division Requirements

SPA213 Intermediate Spanish I

SPA213 Intermediate Spanish I

A review of Spanish grammar with special emphasis upon idiomatic language and verb forms. Conversation, translation, composition, and collateral reading of modern Spanish prose. Prerequisite: SPA 120, 125, or equivalent. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SPA213-A A Ruvalcaba, Noe 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2015 SPA213-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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SPA223 Intermediate Spanish II

SPA223 Intermediate Spanish II

Continued grammar review and reading, translation, and interpretation of modern Spanish poetry and prose. Classroom activities are supplemented with a variety of homework assignments and language lab participation. Prerequisite: SPA 120, 125 or equivalent. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SPA223-A A Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Building 36
36A1
Spring 2015 SPA223-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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SPA233 Intermediate Conversational Span

SPA233 Intermediate Conversational Span

This course takes a functional, integrated skills approach for intermediate students of Spanish. The course is a two-skills communicative based program (oral /aural).The course develops language proficiency and an awareness and appreciation of Latin American culture. The course will provide comprehensible input in a low anxiety environment in order to enhance second language acquisition. The course is designed to put into practice the thematic vocabulary that has been presented during the elementary and intermediate courses. Prerequisite: SPA 120, 125 or equivalent. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 SPA233-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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*Replace with upper division units in Spanish for students fluent in the Spanish Language.

Upper Division Requirements

HIS315 Latin American History

HIS315 Latin American History

This course is a survey of Latin American history from the Spanish discovery of the Americas through the Cold War in the twentieth century. The course focuses on the impact of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism, the wars of Latin American Independence, the development of Latin American republics, and the impact of US intervention in the region. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 HIS315-A A Blincoe, Mark E. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
203
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SPA324 Iberian Civilization & Culture

SPA324 Iberian Civilization & Culture

A study of the civilization and culture of Spain from the formation of Iberian civilization to the present. This study covers history, geography, art, architecture, literature and other aspects of civilization and culture. This course is conducted in Spanish and provides the background for studies in Iberian Literature. Prerequisite: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring even years)

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SPA325 Spanish Grammar Context & Comp

SPA325 Spanish Grammar Context & Comp

This course reviews elementary and intermediate level structures of Spanish and introduces advanced grammatical constructions. Emphasis is placed on developing correct writing skills in the Spanish Language. Prerequisite: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SPA325-A A Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Building 36
36A1
Spring 2015 SPA325-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
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SPA345 Survey of Iberian Literature

SPA345 Survey of Iberian Literature

Covers multiple genres of literature produced in Spain from ancient times to the 16th century. Prerequisites: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 SPA345-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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SPA365 Survey of Iberian Literature II

SPA365 Survey of Iberian Literature II

This course studies major works in Iberian literature written from the Golden Age to present times. Many literary movements come to life throughout the study of these works. This course brings forth the conflict between tradition and reform that characterized Spanish literature throughout the last centuries. Prerequisites: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall odd years)

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SPA414 Latin American Literature I

SPA414 Latin American Literature I

Explores Latin American literature from early periods to the 19th century. Emphasis will be placed on different genres arising from both indigenous traditions, ethnographical narratives of the conquest, and major works written during the colonial and emancipation periods. Prerequisites: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring even years)

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SPA424 Latin American Literature II

SPA424 Latin American Literature II

This course studies major works in Latin American literature written from the nineteenth century to present times. Emphasis is placed on literary movements and genres that came to life during these centuries, among them: Modernism, Postmodernism, Revolutionary Narratives, Indigenous Novels, and Vanguard Poetry. Prerequisite: SPA 223 or 233. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall even years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SPA424-A A Flores, William 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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SPA499 Capstone

SPA499 Capstone

This course reviews and organizes the linguistic, literary, and cultural knowledge acquired by senior students throughout their course of studies in the Spanish program. Students will demonstrate this knowledge and their advanced proficiency levels in oral and written Spanish by developing and presenting a capstone portfolio. Prerequisite: Senior status. (3 units; Mulitcultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SPA499-A A Ruvalcaba, Noe 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
181
Spring 2015 SPA499-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Three (3) additional upper division units from the following: SPA 315335,399400