Spanish Program

Making Advising Appointments

Minors and Majors

All advisors make their own appointments. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please click on their name for their office location and/or email address. Please contact the faculty to schedule the appointment.

While Major Requirements are listed in the attached document, it is required to meet with an advisor to ensure you are completing required courses for your degree.

Current Spanish Advisor Listing, with Spanish Major Requirements  (Word document)

Spanish BA and Minor Requirements
(General Catalog p. 190-192)

Name Office Phone Office Hours

Dr. Keith Johnson

PB 435


 Tues: 8:00pm-9:00pm

Thurs: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Dr. Gloria Medina-Sancho

PB 336


 MW: 11:00am-12:30pm

Dr. Paula Sanmartin

PB 517


  TuTh: 12:30pm-1:30pm;

TuTh: 3:30pm-4:00pm

Spanish MA Requirements
(General Catalog p.192-193)

Name Office Phone Office Hours

Dr. Yolanda Doub

PB 333


Graduate Coordinator

 Tues: 2:30pm-5:30pm

By email and appointment

Dr. Keith Johnson (Spanish Linguistics only)

PB 435


  Tues: 8:00pm-9:00pm

Thurs: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Teaching Associate (TA) Positions available to MA Spanish students: See Dr. Johnson, Teaching Associate Coordinator, for information.

Spanish Single Subject Matter Preparation
(General Catalog p. 192)

Name Office Phone Office Hours

Dr. Jacinta Amaral

EE 113


 by e-mail only

Dr. Debbie Avila

PB 519


MW: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Mon: 3:30pm-4:30pm 


"Placement Test" for Spanish 1A, 1B, 2A and/or 2B:

Although the catalog has listed the requirement, there are no "placement Tests" for Spanish 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B. The Department has not followed this procedure for some years, yet, unfortunately had it never removed from the catalog. Proper steps have been taken to remove the prerequisite.

"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. 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 uper-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