Foreign language

The aims of this program are to equip students with skills in a foreign language; to increase student job opportunities in such fields as bilingual elementary education, social work and business; and to promote the appreciation of other cultures. Classroom instruction emphasizes the four basic skills of speaking, understanding, reading and writing. Students interested in a career in international business are encouraged to consider combining a Spanish major or minor with an economics major or minor.

The English/language department offers Spanish as a major or minor.

Spanish major

(36 hours)

SPA 225 Intermediate Spanish (3)
ENG 252 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
SPA 307 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
SPA 311 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature (3)
SPA 312 Survey of Spanish American Literature (3)

Two of the following courses:
SPA 240 Spanish Conversation: Story of the Spanish Speaking World (3)
SPA 242 Spanish Conversation: Music, Film, and Popular Culture in the Spanish Speaking World (3)
SPA 244 Spanish Conversation: Conflict and Social Change in the Spanish Speaking World (3)

15 hours in Spanish literature and/or culture courses through BCA study abroad program at a Spanish or Latin American university; courses chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

Spanish minor

(15 hours)

SPA 225 Intermediate Spanish (3)

Two of the following courses:
SPA 307 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
SPA 311 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature (3)
SPA 312 Survey of Spanish American Literature (3)

Two of the following courses:
SPA 240 Spanish Conversation: Story of the Spanish Speaking World (3)
SPA 242 Spanish Conversation: Music, Film, and Popular Culture in the Spanish Speaking World (3)
SPA 244 Spanish Conversation: Conflict and Social Change in the Spanish Speaking World (3)

Or

Spanish minor

(18 hours)

SPA 225 Intermediate Spanish (3)

Two or three of the following courses:
SPA 307 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
SPA 311 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature (3)
SPA 312 Survey of Spanish American Literature (3)

SPA 399 Study Abroad (9-12 hours)
Nine (9) or 12 hours in Spanish literature, culture or conversation courses through CASAS or the BCA study abroad program at a Spanish or Latin American university; courses chosen in consultation with academic advisor.*

*Students who complete the Guatemala semester will earn 3 hours of Spanish Conversation and the possibility of earning 6 hours for completing Intermediate Spanish Language and Advanced Spanish Language.

March 2017