Spanish and Portuguese / Undergraduate Study

Spanish BA

Capstone Major

Learning Outcomes

The Spanish major has the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrated written and oral mastery of the Spanish language
  • Demonstrated specific skills and expertise, including research, analysis, and writing
  • Identification and analysis of appropriate primary sources
  • Conception and execution of a project that identifies and engages with a specialized topic
  • Working knowledge of scholarly discourse relative to a specialized topic
  • Engagement with peers through presentation, discussion, and critique of student work

Preparation for the Major

Required: Spanish 25 or 27 or equivalent, and 42 and 44 or equivalent as determined by the undergraduate adviser. Each course must be passed with an average grade of C or better prior to beginning upper-division work in the major.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Spanish major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: two years of Spanish, one Spanish civilization course, and one Spanish American civilization course.

Refer to the UCLA transfer admission guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major

Required: (1) Two core courses (Spanish 119 and 120), (2) eight upper-division Spanish elective courses in literature, culture, linguistics, media, service learning, or interdisciplinary studies, up to two of which may be from an outside department that deals with Spain or Spanish America and have been approved by the undergraduate adviser, and (3) one senior capstone seminar (Spanish 191C).