Aug 18, 2018  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, B.A. - 120 units

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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 8
Upper Division Major Requirements 33
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   79
Total Units 120

Requirements for the Major in Spanish - 41 units

A minimum grade of C- will be required in all courses applied to the Spanish major.


Spanish majors will have completed the equivalent of first year college level Spanish in high school, at a community college, or by completing SPAN 101  and SPAN 102  at CI, prior to beginning the Spanish major.

Lower Division Requirements - 8 units

Students must take eight units of second-year Spanish courses.

Students who enter the Spanish program with advanced knowledge of the language can satisfy the eight-unit lower-division requirement through Advanced Placement (AP) Exam or College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit. For more information on this option, see the Spanish Program Advisor or the following webpage:


Upper Division Requirements - 33 units

All Spanish majors must complete at least 12 units of 400 - level courses with a SPAN prefix.

Core - 21 units

All students must take courses as listed from each of the following categories.

Electives - 12 units


* Students may choose as electives courses found in the Core, provided the 21-unit core is completed.

Additional General Education & other Graduation Requirements -79 units

To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division) including all General Education  (GE) and Graduation Requirements  .  The following areas must be included:

  • Additional Lower Division A-E (GE) Requirements not met within the major
  • Nine units of Upper Division Interdisciplinary GE (UDIGE), courses are numbered 330-349 and 430-449. Six units may be within the major, 3 units must be outside the major (C or better grade)
  • Multicultural Requirement (C or better grade)
  • Language Requirement (C or better grade)
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation


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