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.
After completion of at least one upper-division course you can email the Undergraduate Advisor to declare a Spanish Minor. Please include your name, SID, and which minor you intend to complete. Your intended minor will then appear on your CalCentral dashboard below your major. For further information on declaring and confirming completion of 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 minors must be declared no later than one semester before a student's Expected Graduation Term (EGT). If the semester before EGT is fall or spring, the deadline is the last day of RRR week. If the semester before EGT is summer, the deadline is the final Friday of Summer Sessions. To declare a minor, contact the department advisor for information on requirements, and the declaration process.
- 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 - First Semester (or equivalent)||5|
|SPANISH 2||Elementary Spanish - Second Semester (or equivalent)||5|
|SPANISH 3||Intermediate Spanish - Third Semester (or equivalent)||5|
|SPANISH 4||Intermediate Spanish - Fourth Semester (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||4|
|SPANISH C110||Conversion and Negotiation||4|
|SPANISH 112||Studies in Spanish Culture||4|
|SPANISH 115||Spanish Poetry||4|
|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 135AC||American Cultures Special Topics||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 179||Topics in Hispanic Linguistics||4|
Advising Staff and Advising Hours
5317 Dwinelle Hall (Floor E)
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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.
Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor. Spanish, Portuguese.
Anthony J. Cascardi, Professor. English, comparative literature, literature, Spanish, Portuguese, philosophy, aesthetics, early modern literature, French, Spanish Baroque.
Justin Davidson, Associate 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, Associate Professor. Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures.
Michael Iarocci, Professor. Spanish, literature.
Tom McEnaney, Associate 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, Assistant 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, Associate 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.
Amir Effat, Lecturer.
Jose Roman Lujan Perez, Lecturer.
Oscar Perea Rodriguez, Lecturer.
Jhonni Carr, Lecturer.
Clelia Francesca Donovan, Lecturer.
Miriam Hernandez-Rodriguez, Lecturer.
Ana Belen Redondo Campillos, Lecturer.
Victoria Martinez Robertson, Lecturer.
Donna A. Southard, Lecturer.
Tanya Varela, Lecturer.
Amelia R. Barili, Lecturer Emerita.
Arthur L. Askins, Professor Emeritus. Spanish, Portuguese.
Milton M. Azevedo, Professor Emeritus. Linguistics, Spanish, Portuguese.
Emilie L. Bergmann, Professor Emeritus. Early modern Spain, colonial Spanish America, Spanish literature, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, visual studies, gender and sexuality studies.
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 Emerita. 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