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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Spanish Major B.BA.SPAN

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The mission of the Modern Language Program; (1) to encourage interest and understanding of other worlds and cultures through the study of language and literature and (2) to develop knowledge of the structure of the target language with a concomitant appreciation of the structural complexity of languages in general.

For those students wishing to major in Spanish, the curriculum is designed for the development of a degree of proficiency in language and culture sufficient for independent access to the Spanish-speaking world. It is designed to expose students to the rich literary traditions of Iberian and Latin American cultures in order to stimulate enthusiasm for lifelong learning or advanced study at the graduate school level. Its aim is also to prepare students for successful entrance into the teaching profession or into careers which call for interaction with Hispanic populations of the U.S. and abroad.

Pre-professional students planning to secure two years of modern language before entering professional schools must take SPAN 101 & 102, Introductory Spanish I & II, in their freshman year.

Required Core - 33 semester hours

A minimum grade of C is required for all major courses.

  • EXCH - Study Abroad through a University program in a Spanish-speaking country - 9 semester hours
    • All 9 hours must be in content courses and not in language learning courses; i.e., to qualify, courses must be in literature, culture and civilization, and/or international studies.  Courses must be delivered in the Spanish language.

Restricted Electives

3 semester hours

Take 3 hours from the following options:

  • FL 300/400-level electives taught in Spanish
  • SPAN 300/400-level electives

System Gen Ed Requirements (SGRs) - 30 semester hours

  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 201
  • SPCM - Gen Ed - Speech (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science (2 classes from different subjects) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities (2 classes from different subjects or a foreign language sequence) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Sciences & Lab (2 classes/corresponding labs) - 6-8 semester hours

Minor and Electives required

A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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