Jul 19, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Spanish (B.A.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Spanish:

Students will be able to:

  • Speak, listen, read, and write at the Advanced low level according to ACTFL guidelines.
  • Complete a capstone project in Spanish to include reading primary and secondary sources in Spanish.
  • Explain and appropriately use grammatical structures of the Spanish language.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the perspectives and products of the cultures explored both as individual cultures and from an intercultural perspective.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret texts in terms of themes, characters, structure, style, and overall textual strategies, and situate those texts in their cultural contexts. 
  • Apply language learning in one or more specific industries or areas of study.

Spanish majors must complete a minimum of 40 credits in the major. Majors must complete HM 210 and demonstrate a proficiency rating of  Intermediate Low or above  in an oral proficiency interview prior to studying abroad. Upon return, students complete HM 310  demonstrate proficiency at an advanced level in a oral proficiency interview. and portfolio. All majors are required to study abroad for a minimum of one semester.

Students must complete the following courses:

Students must complete one applied course:

Students must complete two 300-level electives:

  • Students are encouraged to consider satisfying or partially satisfying this requirement while abroad.

First Year Suggested Courses:

Language Placement Policy

All students with more than two full years of language preparation must take courses at the 112-level or above. The appropriate language level is determined by an online placement test.

If a student places into a modern language course at the 211-level or higher and earns a B- or better, then they will also receive credit for the previous course in the sequence. The course must be taken before the end of the student’s second year. This policy is not applicable to native speakers who were formally educated in the language through the high school level.  Spanish majors placing higher than 212 should contact their advisor or the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.

Native and heritage speakers must contact their advisor if they plan to take courses in their native or heritage language.

For further information, please consult your advisor or the Dean of of the School of Arts and Humanities.

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