About the Program
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a minor in The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World. 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.
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.
- All courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements below must be taken for graded credit.
- A minimum of three of the upper division courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements must be completed at UC Berkeley.
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for courses used to fulfill the minor requirements.
- Courses used to fulfill the minor requirements may be applied toward the Seven-Course Breadth requirement, for Letters & Science students.
- No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student's major and minor programs.
- 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.
- 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 1||Elementary Spanish (or equivalent)||5|
|SPANISH 2||Elementary Spanish (or equivalent)||5|
|SPANISH 3||Intermediate Spanish (or equivalent)||5|
|SPANISH 4||Intermediate Spanish (or equivalent)||5|
|SPANISH 25||Reading and Analysis of Literary Texts||3|
|Select five upper division courses in Spanish/Spanish American language, linguistics, literature, or culture, selected from the offerings of the department.|
|SPANISH 100||Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics||4|
|SPANISH 101||Spanish Pronunciation and Accents in Native and Non-Native Speakers||4|
|SPANISH 102A||Advanced Grammar and Composition||4|
|SPANISH 102C||Advanced Writing Workshop||4|
|SPANISH N102C||Advanced Composition: Breaking News: The Present and Past as Told by the Press||3|
|SPANISH 104A||Survey of Spanish American Literature||4|
|SPANISH 104B||Survey of Spanish American Literature||4|
|SPANISH 107A||Survey of Spanish Literature||4|
|SPANISH 107B||Survey of Spanish Literature||3|
|SPANISH 109||Spanish Drama of the 16th and 17th Centuries||4|
|SPANISH 112||Studies in Spanish Culture||4|
|SPANISH 115||Spanish Poetry||3|
|SPANISH 121||Contemporary Spanish History and Culture||3|
|SPANISH 122||Spanish Culture and Civilization||3|
|SPANISH 131||The Spanish American Short Story||4|
|SPANISH 135||Studies in Hispanic Literature||4|
|SPANISH 135W||Studies in Hispanic Literature - Writing Intensive||4|
|SPANISH 161||Spanish Phonetics and Phonology||4|
|SPANISH 162||Spanish Morphology and Syntax||4|
|SPANISH 163||Sociolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches to Spanish Bilingualism||4|
|SPANISH 164||Spanish Dialectology and Sociolinguistic Variation||4|
|SPANISH 165||Spanish in the U.S. and in Contact with Other Languages||4|
|SPANISH 166||Foreign Language Acquisition and Pedagogy for Spanish Language Instruction||4|
|SPANISH 170||Field Methods in Hispanic Linguistics||3|
|SPANISH 179||Advanced Course in Hispanic Linguistics||3|
Advising Staff and Advising Hours
5317 Dwinelle Hall (Floor E)
Fall and spring semesters: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.; or by appointment
Summer: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.; or by appointment
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
5317 Dwinelle Hall #2590
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2590
Faculty and Instructors
+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Emilie L. Bergmann, Professor. Early modern Spain, colonial Spanish America, Spanish literature, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, visual studies, gender and sexuality studies.
Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor. Spanish, Portuguese.
Anthony J. Cascardi, Dean of Arts & Humanities. English, comparative literature, literature, Spanish, Portuguese, philosophy, aesthetics, early modern literature, French, Spanish Baroque.
Justin Davidson, Assistant Professor. Spanish linguistics, romance linguistics, contact linguistics, bilingualism, Catalan, sociophonetics, language variation and change, quantitative methods.
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.
Daylet Dominguez, Assistant Professor. Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures.
Michael Iarocci, Professor. Spanish, literature.
Tom McEnaney, Assistant Professor. Connections between Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, the history of media and technology, sound studies, linguistic anthropology, computational (digital) humanities and new media studies.
Nasser Meerkhan, Professor. Transcultural, transtemporal and translinguistic texts, Medieval Iberia.
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.
Alexandra Saum Pascual, Assistant Professor. Spain, electronic literature, contemporary literature, digital humanities, new media.
Candace Slater, Professor. Spanish, Portuguese.
Estelle Tarica, Associate Professor. Latin America, Mexico, race, nationalism, Spanish, mestizo, Indians, Andes, Bolivia, Peru, Holocaust, Quechua.
Nathaniel Wolfson, Assistant Professor. Avant-garde poetry and aesthetics, media studies, literature and philosophy, comparative modernisms and the history of science and technology.
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.
Arthur L. Askins, Professor Emeritus. Spanish, Portuguese.
Milton M. Azevedo, Professor Emeritus. Linguistics, Spanish, Portuguese.
Jerry R. Craddock, Professor Emeritus. Spanish, Portuguese.
Dru Dougherty, Professor Emeritus. Poetry, stage history, Valle-Inclan, Spanish poetics, war and literature.
Charles Faulhaber, Professor Emeritus. Medieval Spanish literature, medieval rhetoric, codicology, paleography, computerization of scholarly methodology.
+ 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.
John H. R. Polt, Professor Emeritus. Spanish literature, 18th century, 19th century.
Jose Rabasa, Professor Emeritus. Spanish, Portuguese.
Julio Ramos, Professor Emeritus. Spanish, Portuguese.
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
5319 Dwinelle Hall