Jul 13, 2024  
2022 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING) 
2022 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Spanish (B.A.) - Hegis Code 1105.00

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The focus of this major is to master Spanish and learn to apply it to an occupation, a field of study, or other life interests. Students will develop an understanding of the grammar and literature of the Spanish language and the cultures of the people who speak Spanish. The Senior Research Project will combine Spanish with background knowledge from courses in a Major Related Sequence (such as Education, Sociology or Human Rights Advocacy). This major is designed to meet the needs of those students intending to interact with a Spanish-speaking population, be it in business and management, education, social services, journalism, law, travel and tourism, or other fields that require Spanish.

Total credit hours required for degree: 120

Learning Objectives

Students who complete the BA in Spanish will:
  • Demonstrate linguistic competency in Spanish
  • Recognize and explain different cultural beliefs and practices of the people who speak Spanish

Academic Requirements

See Core  section of this catalog.

Core: 34-55 Credit Hours

Major Course Requirements

At least 30 credits beyond the 202-level must be taken in Spanish. Prior competency in Spanish must be demonstrated before students are enrolled in courses beyond Spanish 202. It is strongly
recommended that at least 12 of the 300- and 400-level credits be taken abroad in a program approved by the language faculty in conjunction with the Director of International Programs. Students should begin working early with their advisors and with the Office of International Programs to plan for the overseas experience, including the likelihood of additional expense associated with travel.

Major Related Courses

Students must complete either Track A or Track B.

Track B: Experiential Track

Students may fulfill the cultural sensitivity requirements by passing the 101/102 sections of a language other than Spanish. Students must have no prior experience with this language. 

  • Secondary Foreign Language 101 (3)
  • Secondary Language 102 (3)

In consultation with the student’s advisor, the requirement can be satisfied with:

Major Related Sequence

A sequence of courses in another field or combination of fields, as guided by the advisor, designed to complement the major courses. Content from the major related sequence will be integrated into the Senior Research Project (15-21)


* It is anticipated that most incoming Spanish Majors will already have completed the equivalent of SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I (3)  and SPA 102 - Beginning Spanish II (3) , and possibly SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I (3)  and SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II (3) .

**May be repeated once for credit, provided topics are not the same.

Program Credits

Core 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements 42 Credits
Major Related Course Requirements 6 Credits
Major Related Sequence 15-21 Credits
College Electives 0-23 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 120 Credits


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