Jun 13, 2024  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish (B.A.)

Student Learning Outcomes for Spanish:

Students will be able to:

  • Communicate (speak and comprehend) at the Advanced level according to ACTFL guidelines.

  • Write at the Advanced level according to ACTFL guidelines.

  • Write a research project in Spanish focused on reading primary and secondary sources in Spanish.

  • Use appropriately and explain most grammatical structures of the Spanish language.

  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the perspectives and products of the cultures studied in themselves and in comparison with their own culture.

  • Read, analyze and interpret literary texts in terms of themes, characters, structure, style, and overall textual strategies, and situate those texts in their cultural contexts.

Spanish majors must complete a minimum of 20 credits in residency (four 300-level courses and SP 496  and SP 497 ) and a minimum of 15 credits (five courses) at the 300 (advanced) level or above in an approved study-abroad program over two semesters. Double majors may request to study abroad for only one semester. Students must complete non-survey courses that include one Spanish syntax, morphology and/or phonetics; one Spanish writing and/or speaking; one Spanish history, art and/or culture, one Spanish Literature, and one Spanish elective.

Other requirements include two oral interviews and a student portfolio (due November 30th or April 30th of the student’s final semester). An initial oral interview must be completed prior to going abroad and a rating of Intermediate must be obtained. A second oral interview will be completed after the study-abroad experience has been completed and a rating of Advanced must be obtained.

Suggested Four Year Planner:

Second Year Suggested Courses:

  • Four 300-Level Spanish courses (16 credits total)
  • Four Core/Elective courses (16 credits total)

Third Year Suggested Courses:

  • 2 semesters abroad (or 1 semester, with departmental permission)

Fourth Year Suggested Courses:


Students with more than two years of Spanish must take the online language placement exam before registering in a language course for academic credit, unless the student begins a new language. Students are not allowed to take SP 111  if they have completed high school level 3 or higher.

Language Incentive Placement Policy: Students who place into a modern language course at the 211-level or higher and earn a B- or better are eligible to receive credit for the previous course in the sequence.