Hispanic Languages, Linguistics, and Bilingualism

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a minor in Hispanic Languages, Linguistics, and Bilingualism. For further information on minor requirements, please see the Minor Requirements tab on this page.

No formal declaration of enrollment in the minor program is required. Upon completion of the program, however, students must file with the undergraduate adviser of the department the Petition for Confirmation of the Minor Completion form. For further information on declaring the minor, please see the department website.

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Minor Requirements

Students who have a strong interest in an area of study outside their major often decide to complete a minor program. These programs have set requirements and are noted officially on the transcript in the memoranda section, but they are not noted on diplomas.

General Guidelines

  1. All courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements below must be taken for graded credit.
  2. A minimum of three of the upper division courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements must be completed at UC Berkeley.
  3. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for courses used to fulfill the minor requirements.
  4. Courses used to fulfill the minor requirements may be applied toward the Seven-Course Breadth requirement, for Letters & Science students.
  5. No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student's major and minor programs.
  6. All minor requirements must be completed prior to the last day of finals during the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Students who cannot finish all courses required for the minor by that time should see a College of Letters & Science adviser.
  7. All minor requirements must be completed within the unit ceiling. (For further information regarding the unit ceiling, please see the College Requirements tab.)


Lower Division Prerequisites
SPANISH 1Elementary Spanish (or equivalent)5
SPANISH 2Elementary Spanish (or equivalent)5
SPANISH 3Intermediate Spanish (or equivalent)5
SPANISH 4Intermediate Spanish (or equivalent)5
SPANISH 25Reading and Analysis of Literary Texts3
Upper Division
SPANISH 100Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics4
Select four courses from the following:
Spanish Pronunciation and Accents in Native and Non-Native Speakers [4]
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology [4]
Spanish Morphology and Syntax [4]
Sociolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches to Spanish Bilingualism [4]
Spanish Dialectology and Sociolinguistic Variation [4]
Spanish in the U.S. and in Contact with Other Languages [4]
Foreign Language Acquisition and Pedagogy for Spanish Language Instruction [4]
Advanced Course in Hispanic Linguistics [4]


Advising Staff and Advising Hours

Jenny Cole
5317 Dwinelle Hall (Floor E)
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.; or by appointment

Mailing Address

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
5317 Dwinelle Hall #2590
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2590


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Faculty and Instructors

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Emilie L. Bergmann, Professor. Early modern Spain, colonial Spanish America, Spanish literature, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, visual studies, gender and sexuality studies.
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Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor. Spanish, Portuguese.
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Anthony J. Cascardi, Professor. English, comparative literature, literature, Spanish, Portuguese, philosophy, aesthetics, early modern literature, French, Spanish Baroque.
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Justin Davidson, Assistant Professor. Spanish linguistics, romance linguistics, contact linguistics, bilingualism, Catalan, sociophonetics, language variation and change, quantitative methods.
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Ivonne Del Valle, Associate Professor. Colonial period in Mexico, internal colonialism in Mexico, Jesuits (Loyola, Acosta, Baegert), Baroque and Enlightenment from a colonial perspective, technology and environment, drainage of Mexico City lakes, Christianity and Pre-Hispanic religions.
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Daylet Dominguez, Assistant Professor. Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures.
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Michael Iarocci, Professor. Spanish, literature.
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Tom McEnaney, Assistant Professor.

Ignacio Navarrete, Professor. Spanish literature: poetry, poetic theory, narrative and culture, history of the book, Cervantes, Don Quixote, Medieval and Early Modern Spanish literature. Modern Spain.
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Alexandra Saum Pascual, Assistant Professor. Spain, electronic literature, contemporary literature, digital humanities, new media.
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Candace Slater, Professor. Spanish, Portuguese.
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Estelle Tarica, Associate Professor. Latin America, Mexico, race, nationalism, Spanish, mestizo, Indians, Andes, Bolivia, Peru, Holocaust, Quechua.
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Nathaniel Wolfson, Assistant Professor.


Amelia R. Barili, Lecturer.

Jhonni Carr, Lecturer.

Agnes Dimitriou, Lecturer.

Clelia Francesca Donovan, Lecturer.

Miriam Hernandez-Rodriguez, Lecturer.

Elena B. Olsen, Lecturer.

Duarte Carvalho Pinheiro, Lecturer.

Ana Belen Redondo Campillos, Lecturer.

Victoria Martinez Robertson, Lecturer.

Donna A. Southard, Lecturer.

Tanya Varela, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Arthur L. Askins, Professor Emeritus. Spanish, Portuguese.
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Milton M. Azevedo, Professor Emeritus. Linguistics, Spanish, Portuguese.
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Jerry R. Craddock, Professor Emeritus. Spanish, Portuguese.
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Dru Dougherty, Professor Emeritus. Poetry, stage history, Valle-Inclan, Spanish poetics, war and literature.
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Charles Faulhaber, Professor Emeritus. Medieval Spanish literature; medieval rhetoric; codicology, paleography; computerization of scholarly methodology.
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+ Francine R. Masiello, Professor Emeritus. Gender theory, culture, globalization, comparative literature, Spanish, Latin American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, comparative North and South literatures.
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John H. R. Polt, Professor Emeritus. Spanish literature, 18th century, 19th century.
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Jose Rabasa, Professor Emeritus. Spanish, Portuguese.
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Julio Ramos, Professor Emeritus. Spanish, Portuguese.
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Contact Information

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

5319 Dwinelle Hall

Phone: 510-642-0471

Fax: 510-642-6957


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Department Chair

Michael Iarocci, PhD

5210 Dwinelle Hall


Faculty Adviser

Justin Davidson, PhD

5215 Dwinelle Hall


Undergraduate Adviser

Jenny Cole

5317 Dwinelle Hall

Phone: 510-642-4084


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