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Spanish Program Requirements

The Spanish major includes two foundation language courses, two courses in communication and culture, and five advanced language and culture courses. The program culminates in a senior capstone project and a seminar on Hispanic studies.

B.A. in Spanish

All courses required for the major and all the electives that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

Foundation Language Component - 6 credits

  • LSPN 211 - P5 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
  • LSPN 212 - P5 Intermediate Spanish II (3)

Communication and Culture Component - 6 credits

  • LLIT 107D - CC Introduction to World Mythologies (3)
  • LSPN 230P - P1 Hispanic/Latino Vistas: Film & Literature (3)

Advanced Language and Culture Component - 15 credits

  • LSPN 311 - Advanced Spanish (3)
  • LSPN 312 - Advanced Spanish (3)
  • LSPN 320 - Readings in Hispanic Literatures (3)
  • LSPN 330 - Discovering Spain (3)
  • LSPN 340 - Topics in Hispanic Studies (3)

Senior Proficiency Requirement - 3 credits

  • LSPN 440 - Seminar on Hispanic Studies (3)

Senior Capstone Project - 3 credits

  • LSPN 480 - Senior Capstone (3)

Semester Abroad Component

All language majors are strongly encouraged to complete at least one semester abroad as a way to immerse themselves in the language and culture. Up to nine credits for advanced language and culture courses may be transferred. Ideally, language majors should complete the foundation language component before a semester abroad. The senior components of the major however, must be taken at the college.

Total: 33 credits

To double major in a second modern language, students should consult with the department chair for a mapping of required courses.


Inclusive Adolescence Education Dual Major

Requirements for Students Seeking Adolescence Teaching Certification in French or Spanish

Students seeking adolescence teaching certification in French or Spanish dual-major in inclusive adolescence education and either French or Spanish, and receive a bachelor of science degree. In addition to the requirements for the language major, students pursuing adolescence teaching certification must also complete:

  • Inclusive adolescence education major (46)
    The major includes education courses, field experiences, and student teaching, as well as courses for certification in students with disabilities (7-12) and middle school extension in the content area (5–6). See Inclusive Adolescence Education for details.
  • The Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in French or Spanish, obtaining a minimum of "Advanced Low" in order to meet graduation requirements for the dual major.

Note: As early as possible, students should consult with an education advisor to set up a program leading to certification.


Minor in a Single Language

Minors in French and Spanish are available. Students who begin a language with the 111 or 112 course must take a total of six classes (18 credits) in order to earn the minor, with one course taken at the 300 level. Students who begin with the 211 course or above must take a total of five classes (15 credits) in order to earn the minor, with two courses taken at the 300 level.

Up to six credits for the minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad.

Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.


Minor in Languages

Students may combine two languages into a single minor. The minor in languages may be earned by taking at least three courses in either French or Spanish and at least two courses in another language (Arabic, French, Greek, Italian, Latin, or Spanish, or other languages that may transfer). The minor requires 6 courses (18 credits) for student starting at the elementary level in both French and Spanish or 15 credits for students who begin at the 211 or above level in either French or Spanish.

Up to six credits for the minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad.

Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.


Minor in Spanish/Latino Culture for Health Professions

See Spanish/Latino Culture for Health Professions.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.