Spanish Advisement

Who should I talk to if I have questions about the program or about the courses?

Academic and career advisement is provided by faculty in the program. Each student majoring in Spanish is assigned a faculty adviser. For Spanish, you should consult the bulletin boards found in the 8th floor of the H&SS building, where you will find a list (at the beginning of every semester) of last names and the assigned advisers. Advisement takes place during the instructor's office hours for your convenience. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisers at least once a semester.

What is required for admission to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish?

Students who wish to begin work in the department's undergraduate program must first apply for admission within the appropriate filing period to CSU Fullerton and declare their major as Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. An application may be obtained from the Office of Admissions & Records at any California State University campus. An electronic version of the CSU application is available on Cal State Apply.

Which Spanish course should I start taking at CSUF?

Placement depends on your experience and level in Spanish. Students should enroll at that point in the sequence of courses for which, their previous study and/or experience prepares them.

A. NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH

1. Entering high-school graduates (Freshmen)

If you have... Enroll in
1 year of Spanish completed last year Spanish 102
1 year of Spanish completed two or more years ago Spanish 101
2 years of Spanish completed last year Spanish 105
2 years of Spanish completed two or more years ago Spanish 102
3 years of Spanish completed during the last two years Spanish 203
3 years of Spanish completed more than two years ago Spanish 105
4 years of Spanish completed last year Spanish 204
4 years of Spanish completed more than two years ago Spanish 203

a. High School students who took the AP test (must have evidence)

1. If you received a score of 3 or 4 in the Language or Literature sections, you will be placed in Spanish 214, after consultation with an adviser.

2. If you received a score of 5 in the Language or Literature sections, you will be placed in Spanish 301, after consultation with an adviser.

2. Community college transfers

If you've taken Spanish at community college, you need to continue the equivalent course sequence:

If you have... Enroll in
Completed your first year of Spanish Spanish 203 & 213
Taken three semesters or the equivalent Spanish 204 & 214
Taken four semesters or the equivalent Spanish 214
 

B. NATIVE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH

 

1. If Spanish is normally used at home and you feel comfortable speaking it, but have difficulties when reading or writing, you should enroll in SPAN 202. Native speakers may not take both SPAN 202 and 203.

 

2. If Spanish is normally used at home and you can express yourself well in writing but have problems with spelling and accentuation or with more sophisticated levels of Spanish, you should enroll in SPAN 202 and SPAN 214. Students may not take both SPAN 202 and 204.

 

3. If you had schooling in a Spanish-speaking country through secondary school and write Spanish well, you should enroll in SPAN 301.


IMPORTANT: Due to the sequential nature of language instruction, consultation with an adviser in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is essential before enrolling in a course. Please see the Spanish/Portuguese Advisors List.