Spanish (BA)

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Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the BA in Spanish requires completion of SPAN 201 or higher with a minimum grade of C; a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major. 

The Application for Major form can be found on the Arts & Sciences Advising Center website.


Accelerated BA/MA (Master of Arts) in Spanish

At the time of application, students must have:

  • A 3.35 undergraduate GPA
  • Completed required 300-level SPAN courses (e.g., SPAN 321) with grades of B or better.

It is also recommended that students have completed one course at the 400 level before applying.

Students should contact the Spanish graduate advisor for more information.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements31

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center First Year Experience1
or GEN 101 Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
Foreign Language 112
Electives in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences 29
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above 3
Minimum Total Hours22

Program/Major Requirements

Spanish Core Courses
Select one of the following sequences: 21-24
Sequence One (for learners of Spanish as a Second Language):
Continuing Spanish Language and Culture I
Continuing Spanish Language and Culture II
Spanish Grammar in Context
Reading and Writing in Spanish
Advanced Spanish through literature and film
Communication and Conversation in Spanish
Two electives in Spanish at the 300 level or higher
Sequence Two (for Heritage/Bilingual learners):
Intermediate Spanish for Heritage/Bilingual Learners
Advanced Spanish I for Heritage/Bilingual Speakers
Advanced Spanish II for Heritage/Bilingual Speakers
Four electives in Spanish at the 300 level or higher
Select two of the following courses: 6
Foundations of Spanish Civilization
Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Spain
Foundations of Latin American Nations and Identities
Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Latin America
SPAN 490Spanish Capstone Seminar 3
SPAN 524Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
Minimum Total Hours33-36
Supporting Courses
Electives in Humanities Division disciplines, other than Spanish, at 300 level or above 49
Minimum Electives23-26
Minimum Total Hours32-35
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Spanish Capstone Seminar
1

Completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language

2

In addition to courses counted toward General Education; 6 hours must be at 300 level or above

3

May be incorporated into other degree requirements

4

Majors in one foreign language may count courses at the 300 level or above in another foreign  language toward this requirement.

No more than 40 hours in Spanish may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts degree. SPAN 121, SPAN 122, and SPAN 123 and SPAN 141 and SPAN 142 do not count toward the 40 hour maximum in Spanish.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 100
Student Success Center First Year Experience
or Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
SPAN 201 Continuing Spanish Language and Culture I 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours14
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
SPAN 202 Continuing Spanish Language and Culture II 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences US Diversity - SBD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
SPAN 305 Spanish Grammar in Context 3
SPAN 310 Reading and Writing in Spanish 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
SPAN 311 Advanced Spanish through literature and film 3
SPAN 321 Communication and Conversation in Spanish 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
Humanities elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
Select one of the following: 3
Foundations of Spanish Civilization
Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Spain
Foundations of Latin American Nations and Identities
Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Latin America
SPAN 405 Introduction to Literary Analysis 3
Social Science or Natural Science Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
Spanish Elective (300 level or above) 3
Humanities Elective (300 level or above) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Foundations of Spanish Civilization
Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Spain
Foundations of Latin American Nations and Identities
Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Latin America
Social Science or Natural Science elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
SPAN 524 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics 3
Social Science or Natural Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
Humanities elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Hours17
Spring
SPAN 490 Spanish Capstone Seminar 3
Spanish Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours121

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Next, click on "View my Degree Audit" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, or create a What-if report.

Flight Planner
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