Spanish and Portuguese / Undergraduate Study

Spanish and Community and Culture BA

Capstone Major

Learning Outcomes

The Spanish and Community and Culture major has the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrated written and conversational mastery of the Spanish language
  • Conduct and interpret research to determine the needs of specific communities
  • Demonstrated critical understanding of, and ability to apply, theories within a service context
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity and cultural differences
  • Performance of scholarly presentations that tie current issues to research and theory
  • Articulation of the value of civic engagement

Preparation for the Major

Required: Spanish 25 (or 27), 42, 44. 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 and Community and Culture 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) Spanish 100A or 100B, and 119 or 120; (2) four elective Spanish literature, culture, linguistics, or media studies courses selected from 130, 135, 140, 150, 155C, 160, 170, 175, 195; (3) two interdisciplinary studies courses selected from Chicana and Chicano Studies 100SL, CM106, M119, 120, M121, M122, 131, M144, 149, 181, Sociology M155; (4) two capstone community-based and experiential learning courses (8 to 10 units) selected from Chicana and Chicano Studies 100SL, Spanish M165SL, M172SL.

A minimum of 46 units applied toward the major requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major or minor requirements in another department or program.