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BA in Spanish

Degree Requirements

College Core Requirements   43 credits*
Spanish Major 30 credits
SPAN 307 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
SPAN 350 Masterworks in Latin American Literature I or SPAN 351 Masterworks in Latin American Literature II (3 credits)
SPAN 352 Masterworks in Peninsular Literature I or SPAN 353 Masterworks in Peninsular Literature II (3 credits)
Seven SPAN courses 201-475, two of which must be at the 400 level (21 credits)
Open Electives   47 credits
TOTAL   120 credits

*Six core credits in modern languages and literatures may be satisfied with major requirements.

No more than 12 credits at the 200 level or 6 AP/IB credits may be applied to the major.

For Spanish majors seeking teacher certifications, Spanish 340 (Spanish Civilization) and Spanish 341 (Latin American Civilization) are highly recommended as electives within the 30 credits. In addition, these students are strongly encouraged to take a minimum of 12 credits in a second modern language (other than English).

A student’s program must be carefully conceived in consultation with a Spanish faculty advisor.

Sample Program

Year 1

FYE 101 First Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (Fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (Spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Core Courses 6 credits
SPAN 210 Writing Spanish, or SPAN 217 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 3 credits
SPAN 220 Writing Spanish, or SPAN 218 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 3 credits
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2

Core Courses 18 credits
SPAN 307 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3 credits
SPAN 350 or 351 Masterworks in Latin American Literature I or II 3 credits
Open Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3

Core Courses 6 credits
SPAN 352 or 353 Masterworks in Peninsular Literature I or II 3 credits
SPAN Electives 6 credits
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4

Core Courses 3 credits
SPAN Electives 6 credits at 400 level 9 credits
Open Electives 17 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 120