Spanish Program

Advising for Students in:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish

  • Single Subject in Spanish Preparation

  • Spanish minor

  • Other Advising Notes

If you have declared your major in Spanish, please visit your My Fresno State student center to look up the name of your assigned adviser. After you login, your adviser's name will appear on the right-hand side. You can then visit our faculty page to look up your adviser's contact information and office hours

If you are interested in declaring a Spanish major or minor, download and complete the change of major form. Make an appointment and take your form to the appropriate advisor for signature.

Name Office Phone Office Hours

Beginning Fall 2015: Contact Dr. Debbie Avila for advising in the Spanish BA and Minor and Spanish Single Subject Matter Preparation requirements.

Dr. Debbie Avila

deavila@csufresno.edu

PB 519

278-6616

 

By email and appointment

Graduate

Master of Arts, Spanish

Name Office Phone Office Hours

Contact Dr. Yolanda Doub for initial and continuous advising in the Spanish MA Requirements.

Dr. Yolanda Doub

ydoub@csufresno.edu

PB 333

278-5756

Graduate Coordinator

By email and appointment

Contact Dr. Keith Johnson for advising in the Spanish MA Linguistics option.

Dr. Keith Johnson (Spanish Linguistics only)

kejohnson@csufresno.edu

PB 435

278-6122

 

Teaching Associate (TA) Positions

Teaching Associate (TA) Positions are available for students in the Spanish MA Program. Contact Dr. Johnson, Teaching Associate Coordinator, for information. 

Other Advising Notes

"Credit Allowances" are listed for Foreign Language classes. It is based on the student's experience in the language and most from the studies in high school. The following is from the Course Catalog.

Credit Allowance in Foreign Language

Students may begin a study of any language they desire to learn. However, if they want to continue study of a language they recently studied in high school, they must adhere to the following guidelines:

A. Students who have had less than two years of that language in high school will enroll in either a 1A or 1B class in that language, depending on the quality of the high school language experience.

B. Students who have studied a language for two years in high school will enroll in a 1B class in that language.

C. Students who have studied a language for three years in high school will enroll in a 2A class in that language.

D. Students who have studied a language for four years in high school will enroll in a 2B class in that language.

E. Students who have passed an AP test in a language, or who have five or more years of language study, should consult a department adviser for appropriate placement.

F. Students who have taken Greek and Latin in high school should consult a department adviser for appropriate placement.

G. Spanish-speaking students who have appropriate oral language skills will enroll in Spanish 4A.

H. Credit may not be awarded for a lower-division language course if the student has received credit for an upper-division course in that language, other than SPAN 110T and courses taught in English: FREN 149, GERM 103T, LATIN 132.                      

You may find those allowances here.

Credit by Examination: To "test out" of a course, you must be enrolled in the course for the same semester. There is two application procedure (1) the department request and (2) the university's Application for Credit by Examination". The same Department Credit Allowances pertain for students requesting to test out. Please note: Credit may not be awarded for a lower-division course if the student has received credit (credit or letter grade) for an upper-division course in that same foreign language. For example: if a student has received a letter grade for Spanish 119 (upper division course), the student cannot challenge Spanish 4A (lower division course).

The department application is available at the department office (Peters Business Bldg, Room 393). This form will required a copy of your unofficial transcript for the Chair's review and decision.

For more information:

Degree/Program Information in General Catalog