May 23, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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WebAdvisor Code - B.BA.SPAN

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.

Gen Ed Requirements - 37 semester hours

  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 9 semester hours
    (See footnote * below)
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 6 semester hours
    (See footnote * below)
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 8 semester hours


* Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, POLS 141/250

A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 128 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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