Spanish 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