Spanish, B.A.

Completion of this major prepares you for a career as a Spanish language instructor, translator/interpreter, bilingual assistant in state agencies (embassies and consulates, law enforcement, etc.), and other jobs that require a deep knowledge of both the language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Continued study may include a master’s degree in Spanish and a certificate, B.A., or master’s degree in translation or in court or medical interpreting.

The minimum requirements for admission to this degree track are a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and 2.0 general education CGPA.

PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS MUST CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES TO TAKE THE SPANISH WRITING SAMPLE (SWS) PRIOR TO BEGINNING MAJOR.  

REQUIREMENTS: 36 SEMESTER HOURS BEYOND 200 LEVEL
*COURSES WITH A FINAL GRADE OF C- OR LOWER WILL NOT COUNT TOWARD THE SPANISH MAJOR 

Required 24
I. LANGUAGE (3 Courses)9
LANG 310Communicative Spanish Grammar3
LANG 304The Art Of Writing In Spanish3
LANG 314Spanish Writing For The Professions3
II. CULTURE (2 Courses)6
LANG 350The Many Faces of Spain3
LANG 306Past and Present of Latin America3
LANG 309US Latinx Culture3
III. LITERATURE (2 Courses)6
LANG 307Authors And Readings From Spain3
LANG 308Voices And Texts Of Latin America3
LANG 410Latinx Writers3
IV. MAJOR ELECTIVES (5 Courses)15
LANG 310Communicative Spanish Grammar3
LANG 311Spanish-English Comparative Grammar II3
LANG 330Reading the Past and Present of Mexico's Violence and Resistance3
LANG 331Past and Present of Indigenous Struggles for Alternative Ways of Learning and Living.3
LANG 340The Spanish Language in the United States3
LANG 401Hispanic Literature of the Caribbean3
LANG 402Race and Ethnicity in Spanish American Literature3
LANG 403Literature of Cuba3
LANG 40620th Century Spanish-American Prose Literature3
LANG 407Spanish American Literature of the 19th Century3
LANG 408Colonial and Post -Colonial Studies3
LANG 409Intro to Spanish Interpreting3
LANG 410Latinx Writers3
LANG 416Twentieth Century Spanish Prose Literature3
LANG 41719th Century Spanish Literature3
LANG 418Theater of Golden Age3
LANG 419Cervantes3
LANG 42020th Century Spanish-American Poetry3
LANG 42120th Century Spanish-American Drama3
LANG 436Intro to Spanish Translation & Interpreting3
LANG 442Language Issues in the Spanish Speaking World3
LANG 445Introduction to the Teaching of Spanish3
LANG 503Cultural Field Studies6
LANG 510Second Language Methodology I 13
Total Credits 36
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Semester 1Credits
INTD 101 Orientation to College *first time freshmen only 1
ENGL 101
English Composition I
or English Composition I for English as a Second Language Students
4-6
MATH 114
Contemporary Mathematics
or Statistics I
3
General Education Tier I 3
General Education Tier I 3
General Education Tier I 3
 Credits17-19
Semester 2
ENGL 102
or ESL 102
English Composition II
or
4-6
General Education Tier II 3
General Education Tier II 3
General Education Tier II 3
 Credits13-15
Sophomore
Semester 1
LANG 304 The Art Of Writing In Spanish 3
LANG 308 Voices And Texts Of Latin America 3
General Education Tier II 3
General Education Tier II 3
General Education Tier II 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
LANG 306 Past and Present of Latin America 3
LANG 314 Spanish Writing For The Professions 3
General Education Tier III Capstone 3
Co-Major Course 3
Co-Major Course 3
 Credits15
Junior
Semester 1
LANG 305 Civilization and Culture of Spain 3
LANG 310 Communicative Spanish Grammar 3
Co-Major Course 3
Co-Major Course 3
Co-Major Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
LANG 307 Authors And Readings From Spain 3
LANG 311 Spanish-English Comparative Grammar II 3
Co-Major Course 3
Co-Major Course 3
Co-Major Course 3
 Credits15
Senior
Semester 1
LANG 510 Second Language Methodology I (Spanish Elective course recommended for those obtaining Spanish Teacher Certification) 3
Spanish Major Elective 3
Co-Major Course 3
Co-Major Course 3
Co-Major Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
Spanish Major Elective 3
Spanish Major Elective 3
Co-Major Course 3
Co-Major Course 3
Co-Major Course 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120-124

Please note: Prior to enrolling in ANY Spanish major courses, students MUST reach out to
The Department of World Languages and Cultures to take the Spanish Writing Assessment Test (SWAT).
Students will not be permitted to take Spanish major courses until passing the SWAT.
 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Spanish BA program, students will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate advanced proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  2. Apply skills in linguistics for translation and interpreting.
  3. Illustrate the ability to read critically, interpret analytically, speak persuasively, and write coherently about both visual and verbal texts produced in the Spanish-speaking world.
  4. Assess methodological approaches in the study of literary and cultural texts, such as close reading, socio-historical contextualization, and literary and cultural theory.
  5. Examine literary and cultural traditions, such as major movements, writers, and works of the Spanish-speaking world, focusing on at least one and ideally multiple traditions: Latin American, Spanish and US/Latinx cultures.
  6. Develop the competencies necessary for scholarly research and writing in the Humanities.