Program Description

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at CSUB prepares students to interact and succeed in an increasingly global world. In today's market, Spanish is a key ingredient! By completing a minor in Spanish you are naturally equipped with an in-demand skill! 

Program Goals & Objectives

Goals of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures are to foster a broader linguistic, literary and cultural understanding of global societies, equip students with skills that are necessary in career fields, and prepare teachers of modern languages with the necessary knowledge and skills for teaching languages and cultures to others.  These goals are accomplished by fostering interest in, and understanding of, cultures and peoples, and by developing student proficiency in the fundamental language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the languages offered.

Requirements for a Minor in Spanish

A minimum of 12 units of Spanish coursework are needed for a minor in Spanish, 9 of which must be at the 3000 level or above.

Lower division coursework:  3 units

SPAN 2000/2010 with accompanying labs, or SPAN 2020/2030. 

Credit may be awarded for these courses if proficiency/placement testing (ie. AP Exams) demonstrates student to be on an advanced level and the student achieves a grade of B or above in the course the student places into. 

Note: Students with little to no prior experience with Spanish may need to take SPAN 1000 and 1010 in preparation for Spanish 2000

Upper division coursework: 9 units

Choose 3 courses 

SPAN 3000;

choice of literature courses (SPAN 3100, 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140, 3710);

choice of linguistics course (SPAN 3200, 3210, 3220, 3230, 3720);

choice of culture course (SPAN 3300, 3310, 3320, 3330, 3340, 3730)