Spanish and Linguistics

Students pursuing the Spanish and Linguistics Major or Minor gain technical mastery of the Spanish language through the study of modern linguistic theory. Linguistics-focused courses provide a deeper understanding of how Spanish works, how it has changed over time, and how it varies from one region, context, or social group to the next. 

Offered jointly by UCLA’s Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Department of Linguistics, the Spanish and Linguistics BA is built around courses exploring the pronunciation (phonetics and phonology), history (historical linguistics), and structure (syntax) of Spanish. Students then apply their knowledge by conceiving and executing a spoken-language research project with an emphasis on Latin American Spanish, Chicano Spanish, or the Los Angeles Spanish vernacular. Students in any major can also supplement their knowledge of Spanish with the Spanish Linguistics Minor

Learn more about the degree requirements below:

Spanish and Linguistic Major   Spanish Linguistics Minor