Spanish and Linguistics BA
The Spanish and Linguistics major has the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrated technical mastery of the Spanish language, including pronunciation (phonetics and phonology), history (historical linguistics), and structure (syntax)
- Demonstration of how to do basic spoken language research in Spanish linguistics, emphasizing Latin American Spanish and Chicano Spanish or Los Angeles vernacular
- Identification and analysis of appropriate primary linguistic sources within the generative framework
- Working knowledge of scholarly discourse in a specialized Spanish linguistics topic (phonology, syntax, and historical linguistics)
- Conception and execution of a project that identifies and engages with a specialized Spanish linguistics topic as a result of the practical part of the courses on phonetics and phonology and on syntax
Preparation for the Major
Required: Spanish 25 or 27, M35 (or Linguistics 20), 42 or 44. Each course must be passed with an average grade of C or better prior to beginning upper-division work in the major.
Transfer applicants to the Spanish and Linguistics major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: two years of Spanish, one introduction to linguistics course, and one Spanish or Spanish American civilization course.
Refer to the UCLA transfer admission guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.
Required: (1) Spanish 100A, 100B, Linguistics 103, 120A, 120B, (2) one course from Linguistics 160 or 165A or 165B, and (3) four upper-division Spanish electives, two of which must be from Spanish 160.