2009-2010 Catalog 
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2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, BA

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In the United States, Spanish is fast becoming second to English in usage. A language of practical utility, great literature (Don Quixote), and wide applicability (in North, Central, and South America, as well as in Europe), Spanish is becoming a necessary skill for dealing with today’s world.

Teaching Option

A degree option is available for elementary, secondary and special education teachers. Please contact the Student Success Center for further information.


  • Be able to speak the language well enough to satisfy routine social demands and limited nonspecific, work related tasks
  • Be able to comprehend face-to-face speech in standard language spoken at a normal rate with some repetition and rewording by a native speaker not accustomed to dealing with foreigners
  • Have sufficient comprehension to read authentic printed material or edited texts and material within a familiar context
  • Be able to write routine social correspondence and simple discourse as well as cohesive summaries, resumes, short narratives and descriptions on factual topics in the past, present, and future times
  • Possess a broad understanding of the history and civilization of the target culture
  • Possess a critical and theoretically-based awareness of the literary and cultural traditions, periods, genres and contexts of the target language

General Requirements

  • 36 credit hours in Spanish language and literature courses (beyond Spanish 212)
  • 6 credit hours in Foreign Culture Studies

Total: 42 semester hours – 36 semester hours in Spanish plus 6 semester hours in F CS.

Course Requirements

Select 9 Additional Semester Hours in Spanish Literature.

       Required Culture/Civilization courses:

Required Senior Seminar:

Select 6 credit hours in Foreign Culture Studies: Hispanic topics (F CS).

Elective courses:

3 semester hours in 400 level grammar/language or upper-division SPAN literature.


In some cases these major requirements may result in total credit hours in the major in excess of the Letters, Arts and Sciences 54 hour subject area requirement. Unless the student successfully petitions the Committee on Academic Progress for a waiver, the major hours exceeding the 54 hour maximum will be in addition to the 120 hours needed to graduate.

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