Foreign Languages

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Spanish

Major Code FL02

The BA requires that you meet the forty-three to forty-four (43-44) core requirements along with specific Spanish-related studies, including the courses specified below along with forty-four to forty-five (44-45) elective hours. Here is the list of your requirements together with a few important notes:

General Education Requirements1

43/44

A. ENG101 College Composition I 3
A. ENG102 College Composition II or ENG111 Adv. College Composition 3
B. COMM100 Oral Communications 3
C. MATH 125 Contemporary Mathematics 3
D1. Life Sciences (Select one)  
BIO101 General Biology/Lab
EH101 General Biology/Lab
BIO110 Principles of Biology I/Lab
BIO121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab
4
4
4
4
D2. Physical Sciences (Select one)  
CHEM120 Chem. for Allied Health Sciences
CHEM151 General Chemistry I/Lab
GEOG201 Physical Geography
GEOL120 Introduction to Geology/Lab
GEOL185 Introduction to Meteorology/Lab
GEOL201 Physical Geography
GEOL210 Earth & Space Science
GEOL212 Earth & Space Science Lab
PHYS100 Fundamentals of Physical Science
PHYS150 Environmental Physics
PHYS151 Elementary College Physics I/Lab
PHYS300 Astronomy
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
1
5
5
5
3
E1. Required Courses  
HIST110 or 120 U.S. History 3
PSC120 Government: U.S., State & Local 3
E2. Select two  
ANTH101 General Anthropology
ECON101, 201, or 202 Economics
GEOG101 Introduction to Geography
PSY100 General Psychology
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology
3
3
3
3
3
F1. HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS Select one  
ART110 Art Appreciation
MUS106 World Music
MUS110 Music Appreciation
TH110 Theater Appreciation
3
3
3
3
F2. Select one  
ENG205 Introduction to Literature
ENG261 or 262 World Literature
ENG271 or 272 British Literature
ENG281 or 282 American Literature
ENG305 Short Story
PHIL201 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL212 Ethics
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
G. KINE103 Lifetime Wellness 2
H. UE100 The University Experience 3
I. Foreign Language 3
Computer Literacy Requirements (select one)  
CIS 105 3
MM 237 3
Spanish Requirements 33
SPAN 102, 203, 2042 9
SPAN 300 (WI) Spanish Composition & Syntax
3
Spanish Culture (Select one)  
SPAN 306 Introduction to Spanish Civilization
3
SPAN 307 Introduction to Latin American Civilization
3
Oral Proficiency (Select one)  
SPAN 310 Conversation I 3
SPAN 410 Conversation II 3
Spanish Literature (Select one)3  
SPAN 326 Peninsular Literature from El Cid to the Present 3
SPAN 336 Survey of Spanish American Literature 3
Spanish electives chosen with approval of Spanish adviser at the 300 level or above 12
Additional Requirements4  
 Proficiency Exams (see below)
 
 Immersion Experience (see below)
 
Electives 44/45
Total— Must include 40 upper-division hours 124
  1. Three hours of foreign language fulfill Area 1 requirement of GER.
  2. SPAN 102, 203, and 204 count towards the 12-hour foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree.
  3. These courses in Spanish must be at the 300-400 level and must be chosen in consultation with the student’s adviser.
  4. Additional requirements for the Spanish major are:
  • Successful completion of proficiency tests. Guidelines are available in the Department of Foreign Languages. These guidelines indicate the general areas covered by the proficiency tests and the dates on which tests are scheduled for the academic year. Students will normally take the tests for diagnostic purposes during the second semester of the junior year and may repeat the tests during their senior year.
  • A period of at least one month of residency in a Spanish-speaking country or in a Spanish immersion program. Students may participate in a university-sponsored short-term program, an ISEP semester or year abroad, a program of another accredited college, an internship or another approved activity. All language students are urged to work closely with the Institute of International Studies to explore available programs and fi nancial resources. Students with special circumstances may petition to have an alternative immersion experience approved for this requirement. Credit earned may be applied to the major or may count as general electives.
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