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2021-2022 Catalog
Spanish (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for Spanish

Major: Spanish Degree: Bachelor of Arts


Grades of C or above are required in all prerequisite and major courses.
Note: Students may be placed into higher courses due to placement exam result or departmental recommendation.


  • SPN 1120 Beginning Spanish I (4 credits) and
  • SPN 1121 Beginning Spanish II (4 credits)
  • SPN 1134 Accelerated Beginning Spanish (6 credits)

SPN2200 Intermediate Spanish I (3 Credits)

SPN2201 Intermediate Spanish II (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (15 credits)

A total of 30 credit hours, at or above the 3000 level, is required to earn a Spanish B.A. degree (15 credits of major requirements and an additional 15 credits of major electives).

SPN3242 Spanish Conversation (3 Credits)

Prereq: SPN 2201
For non-heritage speakers of Spanish only. The requirement to take SPN 3242 Spanish Conversation is waived for native/heritage speakers of Spanish. However, native/heritage speakers (students who grew up speaking Spanish) are encouraged to take the public speaking course SPN 3351 Communication and Communities for Heritage Speakers

SPN3300 Spanish Composition (3 Credits)

Prereq: SPN 2201
Native and heritage speakers may take SPN 3350 Spanish for Heritage-Speakers instead of SPN 3300 Spanish Composition.

SPW3030 Intro to Lit in Spanish (3 Credits)

Prereqs: SPN 3242 & SPN 3300


LIST OF CULTURAL SURVEY COURSES (each of which counts for 3 credits):

  • SPN 3510 Cultures of Spain
  • SPN 3524 Latin American Cultures
  • SPN 3503 U.S. Hispanic Cultures



  • SPW 3409 Studies in Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature
  • SPW 3471 Studies in Colonial and 19th Century Latin American Literature
  • SPW 3105 Studies in Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • SPW 3498 Studies in Contemporary Latin American Literature

Major Electives (15 credits)


ON LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND LANGUAGE AT THE 3000/4000 LEVEL The 3000-level courses listed above are eligible electives, in addition to the following (each of which counts for 3 credits):

  • SPW 3391 Spanish Cinema
  • SPW 3399 Latin American Cinema
  • SPW 4600 Don Quixote: Hero or Fool
  • SPW 4302 Hispanic Theatre from Text to Stage
  • SPW 4373 Technology and the Latin American Short Story
  • SPW 4523 Women's Literature in Latin America
  • SPW 4194 Pirates in Hispanic Literature and Culture
  • SPW 4192 Food in Latin American Literature and Culture
  • SPW 4930 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literatures
  • SPN 4541 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Cultures
  • SPN 4400 Advanced Spanish Composition

    Courses on Spanish for professions also count as major electives (each of the following counts for 3 credits):
  • SPN 3013 Spanish for Business Prereqs: SPN3242 Spanish Conversation OR SPN3300 Spanish Composition OR SPN3350 Spanish for Heritage Speakers OR by permission of the instructor.
  • SPN 3036 Spanish for Health Professions
  • SPN 4940 Internship for Service and Employment in Spanish

    Students may count among their major electives up to ONE of the following courses taught in English by the Department of Langauges, Literatures, and Cultures (each of which counts for 3 credits):
  • LAS 3020 Peoples & Cultures of the Caribbean
  • LAS 3031 Peoples & Cultures of the Southern Cone
  • LAS 3930 Cultures of Latin America
  • FOT 3500 Peoples & Cultures of Spain
  • LAS 3132 (FC) Women and Violence in Latin American Literature and Film
  • LAS 3130 (FC) Latin American Pop Culture
    Other courses in English may be counted by permission of the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.* (Credits will vary)
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 credit hours of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your Advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)

Free Electives (15 credits)

SELECT 15 HRS AT THE 3000/4000

This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate). upper-division (3000/4000) level hours.