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Spanish ProfessorsSpanish is widely spoken here in California and throughout the United States.  The Spanish academic program is dedicated to promoting culturally and linguistically competent citizens in our multicultural and multilingual society. It is the largest program in the languages department instructing more than 700 students each academic semester. About 100 students choose Spanish as their major or minor for their undergraduate degree. The professors in the Spanish academic program are dedicated to the communicative approach to language teaching and emphasize student participation in a class size that is limited from 19-23 students for a more personalized education.  

In addition to introductory courses, more advanced, specialized and innovative courses have been developed by the faculty such as:

  • Spanish 440 Multidisciplinary Approach to Spanish Bilingualism
  • Spanish 484 Twentieth Century Spanish Poetry and Drama, Literary Pictures
  • Spanish 398 Twentieth Century Latin American Fiction, Journeys Across Memory
  • Spanish 484 Hispanic Theater in Dialogue with the Classics: a Workshop for Dramatic Creations

Pictured left: (from left to right): Professors Hodge, Valenzuela, and Loustau

+-Degrees Offered

B.A. in Spanish: 33 total credits, 3 credits of linguistic requirements, 6 credits of upper division electives

Minor in Spanish: 18 credits, 15 of which must be upper-division.

 

For more information regarding this programs, please see the course catalog.

+-Interested in declaring a Spanish Major or Minor?

We recognize that each student has a unique background with their experiences in Spanish: some were born in different countries or have lived abroad for years; some have studied many years in High School and scored high on Spanish AP Exams; others use Spanish on a daily basis at home or at work.  Given the special circumstances that revolve around each individual, the Spanish Major and Minor may show flexibility when taking upper-division courses simultaneously, especially Spanish 343 and 326. 

For a personal consultation regarding the Spanish Major/Minor please contact one of the following professors.

Hodge: phodge@chapman.edu

Loustau: Loustau@chapman.edu

Sweet: sweet@chapman.edu

Valenzuela: valenzuela@chapman.edu

+-B.A. in Spanish

The following are the core requirements (24 credits) required to attain a Bachelor's in Spanish:

SPAN 326

Reading and Interpreting Literature

3

SPAN 343

Advanced Grammar and Composition

3

SPAN 344

Spanish Writing Workshop

3

SPAN 375

Culture and Literature of Spain I

3

SPAN 376

Culture and Literature of Spain II

3

SPAN 377

Culture and Literature of Spanish America I

3

SPAN 378

Culture and Literature of Spanish America II

3

SPAN 396

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

3

linguistics requirement (3 credits)

one of the following

SPAN 440

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Spanish Bilingualism

3

SPAN 441

Spanish Phonetics and Phonology

3

upperdivision electives (6 credits)

Two of the following




SPAN 397

U.S. Latino Cultural Studies

3

SPAN 398

20th Century Latin American Fiction: Journeys Across Memory

 

3

SPAN 484

20th Century Spanish Poetry and Drama: Literary Pictures

3

SPAN 499

Independent Study

3

any 400–level course

3

total credits

 

33


+-Minor in Spanish

The following are the requirements (18 credits, 15 of which must be upper–division) necessary for a minor in Spanish.

SPAN 326

Reading and Interpreting Literature

3

Five of the following (15 credits)

SPAN 245

Advanced Conversation

3

SPAN 343

Advanced Grammar and Composition

3

SPAN 344

Spanish Writing Workshop

3

SPAN 375

Culture and Literature of Spain I

3

SPAN 376

Culture and Literature of Spain II

3

SPAN 377

Culture and Literature of Spanish America I

3

SPAN 378

Culture and Literature of Spanish America II

3

SPAN 396

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

3

SPAN 397

U.S. Latino Cultural Studies

3

SPAN 398

20th Century Latin American Fiction: Journeys Across Memory

 

3

SPAN 441

Spanish Phonetics and Phonology

3

SPAN 440

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Spanish Bilingualism

3

SPAN 484

20th Century Spanish Poetry and Drama: Literary Pictures

3

total credits

 

18

+-Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to spend at least one semester in a Spanish–speaking country and have many opportunities around the globe! Students can spend at least one semester in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, or Spain. Earn 12-18 credits toward your course of study at Chapman! Language requirements vary, as some programs do not have any language prerequisite and some require several semesters of college-level Spanish.  With so many options, students have the opportunity to experience various types of Spanish-speaking cultures, history, and politics while studying abroad. In addition, students can partake in a summer international internship in Spain to obtain work and culture experience while earning credits. Visit the Center for Global Education for more information.

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