Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection.
|What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?||
By some estimates Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world and the second most spoken language in California. Becoming proficient in Spanish will enrich your life and also be an advantage on the job market.Spanish makes an excellent second major or minor.
Many students study abroad in Spain, Mexico or Chile.
|When should I first meet with my major department?||At any time during the semester via e-mail.|
|How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?||
Students are usually assigned to an advisor based on the first initial of their last name. To find out who their advisor is students can contact view advisors listed on the MLL web page for Spanish: http://mll.sfsu.edu/student-advising, or at the MLL front office:
Humanities Building Room 475
|Where can I find information about major advising?||
All relevant information can be found at spanish.sfsu.edu.
|Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?||N/A|
|What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full?||Students should be encouraged to contact the instructor. Spaces frequently open up in full classes after the first week, so they should be encouraged to attend class so they can be added if a space opens.|
|What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?||Students transferring into upper division, who have met all lower-division prerequisites, should start with SPAN 301 and 305. SPAN 341 can be taken simultaneously.|
|Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?||Students need to have taken SPAN 101, 102, 205, and 206 or the equivalent.|
|Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them?||
|Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?||
|Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?||
A freshman without prior knowledge of Spanish would start in SPAN 101. Those who have taken some Spanish in high school should consult with a Spanish advisor and ask to take the placement test.
Incoming freshmen who are heritage speakers are encouraged to enroll in SPAN 215, Spanish for Heritage Speakers.
|Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?||
Lower-division language courses build on each other, so the only one without prerequisites is SPAN 101, which is designed for true beginners. Students who enroll in 102, 205 or 206 should have taken the prior course or the equivalent. Those who enroll in SPAN 215 will not necessarily have studied Spanish formally.
|Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?||Scoring a 4 or a 5 on the AP Spanish language test can satisfy lower-division prerequisite, but it is still recommended that students consult with a Spanish advisor.|