Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.
|HUFS 210||Intermediate Spanish II|
Intermediate grammar, listening, speaking, writing, reading. Course develops communication in various contexts with increasing proficiency. Learners will acquire greater command over basic and intermediate level structures. They will be equipped to use the linguistics sociolinguistic and pragmatic competencies in broader domains. At this level, the learner can perform the activities of the language perception (e.g., can understand the main ideas of complex texts on various topics, including semi-specialized language), of production (e.g., can express oneself clearly and in detail on a wide range of topics), in interaction (e.g., can maintain a conversation and interact with a certain degree of fluency and spontaneity).
|HUFS 220||Basic Spanish for Heritage Learners|
This course will build upon and further develop the informal knowledge of Spanish that heritage learners bring to the classroomâusually from family and neighborhood exposure to the languageâand cultivate formal speaking, reading, and writing abilities.
|HUFS 230||Spanish Conversation and Composition|
The learner will acquire a more solid command of linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic competencies; she/he will develop a stronger command of grammar structures, broader lexical repertoire, good command of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. The learner will be trained to activate the strategies she/he needs in order to understand a wide range of complex and longer texts, express him/herself with fluency and spontaneity that makes conversation possible with a native speaker. Produces well structured text, makes good use of connectors and cohesive words.
|HUFS 290||Introduction to Literature in Spanish|
Course covers a variety of authors and topics in literature in Spanish, including a variety of Hispanic texts from Spain and Latin America. Literary genres will include narratives, poetry and drama. This course is taught in Spanish.
|HUFS 322||Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners I|
This course seeks to broaden the informal knowledge of Spanish that heritage learners bring to the classroom and focuses primarily on the development of formal speaking, reading, and writing abilities across a variety of topics and genders.
|HUFS 330||Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition|
Learners will develop a much stronger command of the linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic competencies of the language. At this level, learners will be able to understand without difficulty almost everything heard or read. Learners can express themselves in a fluent, precise and spontaneous way, and differentiate various connotations and levels of meaning in complex texts. Learners will produce well structured written texts on a wide variety of topics.
Consecutive translation for prose documents in various fields of specialization, and subtitling. This course will provide an opening into the field of translation and will introduce students to translation theory and some specialized texts.
|HUFS 392||Spanish for Education and Helping Professions|
This course will focus on the aspects of the Spanish language that are specific to the helping professions, such as psychology/counseling, sociology/social work, and education, as well as the social and cultural issues that one might encounter when working within the Hispanic community. Through experiential learning, readings, discussions and fieldwork, students will develop socio-cultural understanding and communicative competence in the target language.
|HUFS 396||Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics|
This is an introductory course to the field of Hispanic linguistics which explores basic terminologies, methods and theories associated with the field. The course will establish a foundation for future field work and introduce students to the practical application of linguistic knowledge. This course will be a prerequisite to advanced linguistics courses within the department.
|HUFS 410||Spanish American Literature|
Selected readings from recognized Latin American writers. Emphasis on developing a high level of reading and speaking proficiency covering all genres. Culture, history and social structures will become central issues for discussion as students learn to understand another culture through its literature.
|HUFS 433||Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics|
This is an upper-level course in the field of Hispanic linguistics which will build on the foundations of linguistic knowledge students gained in the introductory course. Students will explore more deeply topics in the broader field of Hispanic linguistics. This course may include topics such as sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and contrastive analysis, the interface of culture and language, and dialectology, and other important areas in Hispanic linguistics. This course will require field work or other practical application.
|HUFS 445||Teaching Spanish: CSET Preparation|
This course will focus on the aspects of the Spanish language, literature, and pedagogy that are necessary to prepare students for further work in a teacher credentialing program, as well as preparing them to pass the CSET (CA Subject Examination for Teachers). Students will encounter, analyze, and process the linguistic, pedagogical, social and cultural issues that one might encounter when working as globally and locally within Hispanic communities. Through experiential learning, readings, discussions practice, students will develop socio-cultural understanding and advanced professional communicative competence in the target language. Students will be professionally prepared to take and pass the CSET exam.
|LEDU 301||Introduction to Teaching|
|This course examines the structure and function of the school, foundations of education, qualities required for teacher effectiveness, and contemporary issues in education. Successful completion of this course constitutes one of the requirements for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. CBEST must be taken or basic skills requirement met during this course for acceptance to a credential program. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 25-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Special approval required. Must submit Certificate of Clearance forms and valid negative TB test results. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.|
|LEDU 330||Psychological Foundations of Education|
|Application of psychological principles to the education process, role of the teacher and learner, human growth and development, learning styles, motivation, memory, transfer of learning, measurement and evaluation, research and experimentation in learning theory. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application and acceptance to the School of Education. Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. This course is designed to fulfill the University's writing competency requirement for credential students. Grade Mode: A.|
|LEDU 341||Methods of Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students|
|Survey of the theories, programs, and instructional practices for English language development, including first and second language acquisition and individual factors affecting language acquisition. Strategies for the application of theory to classroom practice and instruction in content area literacy are emphasized. Principles of educational equity, diversity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness are examined. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #1. Grade Mode: A.|
|LEDU 425||Secondary Content Area Reading|
|Methods and materials for teaching reading through content areas in secondary schools; attention to reading techniques, testing, and individualization. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #2. Grade Mode: A.|
|LEDU 433||Single Subject Pedagogy|
|During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject candidates relate the Common Core and the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for candidates in their specific subject area to major concepts and principles in their discipline, including planning, organizing, and implementing effective instruction (Grades 7–12).|
|LEDU 436||Secondary Curriculum|
|Secondary school curriculum, assessment, classroom management and teaching methods as they apply to the content areas in secondary school settings. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #3. Grade Mode: A.|
|LEDU 437||Secondary Curriculum Fieldwork|
|A 60-hour fieldwork requirement to support the practical application of LEDU 436 Secondary Curriculum content. Candidates will design and teach several classroom lessons in local secondary schools. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. Grade Mode: A.|
|LEDU 450||Secondary Student Teaching I|
|Full-time laboratory experience in school classrooms under the direction of qualified supervising master teachers and University supervisors. University seminar required. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher. CalTPA #4. Candidates doing student teaching are limited to a maximum of 15 credits that semester with approval. Must register for LEDU 452 if completing student teaching in one semester. (See also SEED 514/515). Grade Mode: A.|
|LEDU 452||Secondary Student Teaching II|
|See LEDU 450. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.|
|HIST 312||History of Latin America|
|Major indigenous civilizations; conquest by Spain and Portugal; colonial institutions and culture; wars of independence, political, economic and social developments to the present, including the role of the United States in the region. Grade Mode: A.|
|HUFS 299||Faith, Life and Culture: Travel Practicum|
Provides a historical and sociological examination of the role or religion, in particular Christianity in its various forms, in the culture, history, and faith of people speaking the target language. Attention will be given to expressions of faith, religious practices, and the role of faith in the life of people and society. This course will be taught as a travel practicum. There is a substantial service learning component.
|HUFS 365||Drama: History and Application|
Study of medieval, Golden Age and modern Hispanic drama, with a focus on the use of drama to convey the message of Christianity. Development and presentation of short didactic plays.
|HUFS 400||Survey of Hispanic Literature in Translation|
Specialized studies of global literatures focusing on authors, regions, periods, and/or movements from literary traditions of the Spanish-speaking world.
|HUFS 420||Spanish Literature|
Representative readings from recognized Peninsular writers, with emphasis on developing a high level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking. Culture, history and social structures will become central issues for discussion as students learn another culture through its literature.
|HUFS 430||Spanish American Literature Since 1950|
Readings of selected literature of 1950 to the present, with a focus on literary development and on understanding the issues and evolving thinking of Latin Americans as they are reflected in the selections. Development of a Christian response.
|HUFS 460||Studies in Spanish American Culture|
This course seeks to help the student synthesize an understanding of the cultures of Latin America. Both unconscious and conscious levels of culture will be examined, as well as the impact of social class on culture. Attention also will be given to the fine arts as expressions of culture.
|HUFS 470||Teaching Assistant Practicum|
This practicum and associated training will provide opportunities for third and fourth year students to participate in a variety of professional functions, such as working with small groups of lower-division students, researching and developing instructional materials.
|HUFS 475||Directed Research|
Hispanic language or literature determined in consultation with the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits.
Internship in an approved Spanish-speaking institution or setting related to the intended service area of the student.
|HUFS 490||Seminar in Hispanic Studies|
In-depth study of selected issues, themes or literary genres. Topics will vary.
|INAL 300||Introduction to Language and Linguistics|
|Introduction to the basic concepts in the scientific study of language, major areas of linguistic analysis, and several subareas of the field, including language in society. Material from English and a variety of other languages is used to provide a broad perspective. Grade Mode: A.|
|INCS 332||Peoples of the World|
|A study of specific cultural areas with an emphasis on customs, social structures, religion, arts, and history. Areas of specialty may include:|