Spanish Major

The Major in Spanish: The major in Spanish is designed to offer students the opportunity to consolidate their study of the language with a related field of study. Students who major in Spanish can choose to concentrate on:

  1.  the Standard Spanish Major,

  2. K-12 Teaching Certification in Spanish or

  3. Spanish for the Professions.

All of these programs have been configured to maximize the potential of the student in today’s professional climate as well as to prepare the student for admittance into graduate programs at other institutions. Students who major in Spanish will develop fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and will study the culture, history and literature of Spain and the Americas.

Students are strongly encouraged to take a Placement Exam in Spanish at the Academic Success Center. The placement exam is a cost-free, short exam that will allow students with previous exposure to the language to register for courses above SP-101. Study-Abroad opportunities are available for language study in several Spanish-speaking countries.

Students with previous knowledge of or background in the language are also encouraged to take the CLEP Exam at Academic Success, in order to receive credit for SP-101, SP-102, SP-210 and SP-211 (up to 12 institutional credits).

Requirements for a Major in Spanish

36 credits including:

SP-210
SP-211
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II 1,2
6
SP-321Advanced Spanish Composition I 33
SP-322Advanced Spanish Composition II3
SP-323Spanish Conversation I 43
SP-326Spanish for the Professions3
SP-331Spanish Civilization3
SP-332The Hispanic World Today3
or SP-333 Hispanic Presence in US
Spanish Literature courses 56
Spanish Electives in Advanced Language, Civilization or Literature6
Total Credits36
1

6 credits maximum: These courses may be waived by oral and/or written examination

2

Students with advanced knowledge of Spanish should begin at 300-level.

3

Required of all students unless exempted by the Department of World Languages.

4

This course is a required course for all non-native Spanish speakers.

5

6 credits minimum

Students must demonstrate competency in a second foreign language at the elementary level. ("Elementary level" means 101 and 102 - two semesters of the same language.)

Sample Timetable for Completion of Degree: Spanish

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASC First-Year Seminar (FYS)3
EN-101 English Composition I 3
SP-210 Intermediate Spanish I 3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)3
LASC LASC Elective (USW)3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
LASC LASC Elective (CON)3
SP-211 Intermediate Spanish II 3
LASC LASC Elective (QR)3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
SP-321 Advanced Spanish Composition I 3
SP-323 Spanish Conversation I 3
WL/LASC Other Language 101 course (TLC)3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)4
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits16
Semester Four
SP-322 Advanced Spanish Composition II 3
SP-331 Spanish Civilization 3
WL Other Language 102 course3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
SP-326 Spanish for the Professions 3
SP-332
The Hispanic World Today
or Hispanic Presence in US
3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Six
SP-3XX+ SP Major Elective3
SP-3XX+ SP Major Literature Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
SP-3XX+ SP Major Literature Elective3
LASP/SP Capstone3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
SP 300/400 Literature Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.