Language & Culture
Mount Saint Mary's College

Language & Culture

Spanish Studies

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the U.S., with an estimated 400 million Spanish speakers worldwide. Being proficient in Spanish is of particular importance in California, where the number of Spanish-speaking households continues to increase.

Proficiency of the language provides enormous leverage in both public and private sectors of the job market.

The department has programs for both majors and minors. These comprehensive programs lead to proficiency in the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Incorporated into the program are the cultures and civilizations of the Spanish-speaking world. The department also offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish and Business Administration.

Prerequisites

SPA 1 Elementary Spanish, 4 units Fall Term

SPA 2 Elementary Spanish, 4 units Spring Term

In addition, all students must take a placement test administered by the Advising Office.

Bachelor's Degree in Spanish

26 lower and upper division units, plus an additional 15 upper division units, which must include SPA 191, Senior Spanish Thesis.

Required classes include:

SPA 3 (A/B) Intermediate Spanish, A Accelerated Spanish, or B Conversational Spanish, 3 units Fall/Spring Terms

SPA 4 Intermediate Spanish (emphasis culture), 3 units Fall/Spring Terms

CUL 107 Theory & Practice of Culture, 3 units Fall/Spring Terms

SPA 109 Spanish Writing Lab, 3 units Fall Term

SPA 112 or SPA 44/144 Spanish Civilization & Culture or Latin-American Civilization & Culture, 3 units Fall or Spring Terms.

Plus: one upper division Spanish course, 3 units.

Minor in Spanish

26 lower and upper division units

Required classes include:

SPA 3 (A/B) Intermediate Spanish, A Accelerated Spanish, or B Conversational Spanish, 3 units Fall/Spring Terms

SPA 4 Intermediate Spanish (emphasis culture), 3 units Fall/Spring Terms

CUL 107 Theory & Practice of Culture, 3 units Fall/Spring Terms

SPA 109 Spanish Writing Lab, 3 units Fall Term

SPA 112 or SPA 44/144 Spanish Civilization & Culture or Latin-American Civilization & Culture, 3 units Fall or Spring Terms.

Plus: one upper division Spanish course, 3 units. 

Download course list and requirements for Spanish