Certificate in Hispanic Literatures

Requirements (28 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Admission to the Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, which include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, specific requirements for classification in the program are:

  1. Completion of an undergraduate major in Spanish from an accredited institution consisting of at least 30 semester units, or 45 quarter units, or equivalent, of upper-division course work;
  2. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 ("B"), and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all Spanish classes;
  3. Submission of official transcripts from all previous college work to the department's graduate committee;
  4. Students who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted as Unclassified Postbaccaulaureate students per approval by the graduate committee and may be required to take additional upper-division Spanish undergraduate courses.  Students who do not possess a B.A. in Spanish (but have a degree in another discipline) may be required to take selected upper-division undergraduate courses (earning a minimum grade of "B" (3.0) in each assigned class).

Certificate Requirements (28 units)

Core Courses (16)
SPAN 606Research Methods4
SPAN 612Studies in Hispanic Cultures4
SPAN 625A-FSpanish Peninsular Literature and Culture4
SPAN 630A-FSpanish-American Literature and Culture4
Electives (12)
Twelve units of electives chosen from Spanish 500- 600-level courses. A maximum of four units from SPAN 515, SPAN 516, or SPAN 517 may be counted towards this elective category.12
Total Units28