2023-2024 Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 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 a necessary skill for dealing with today’s world as four out of five new jobs in the U.S. are created as a result of foreign trade. Global job opportunities offer bi/multi-lingual students more interesting and rewarding lives at home and abroad.

General Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish requires the following:

  • A minimum of 36 credit hours of SPAN course work beyond SPAN 2110  and 6 credit hours of FCS course work. At least 27 of those hours must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 or higher).
  • A grade of C or better in courses applied to the major.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained in all SPAN course work.
  • No more than 60 credit hours of SPAN course work may apply to the bachelor’s degree.
  • The Excel Languages Center (LC) provides assessments and placement exams that may be taken by UCCS students seeking to demonstrate language proficiency. Contact the LC for more information.

Additional course work is required to complete the Spanish, BA degree. Please see the advising guide on the Academic Advising website for more information.

Spanish Major Options

The following options, or tracks, may be added to the Spanish major. Options may have different course, grade, GPA, or hour requirements.  See below for more information.

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education

Learning Outcomes

  • 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
  • Be able to develop short critical and analytical essays using appropriate scholarly terminology in the target language.
  • Be able to express oneself in writing and orally in an advanced register of academic language.

Course Requirements

Upper-Division Spanish Electives

Complete six additional hours of unused upper-division (3000+ level) Spanish elective courses.

Elementary Education Option

For more information on the requirements for the Initial Elementary Licensure, see the Elementary Initial License Certificate .

Secondary Education Option

For more information on the requirements for the Initial Secondary Licensure, see the Secondary Initial License Certificate .

Foreign and Cultural Studies Electives

Complete 6 hours of electives from the following list:


Upper-Division Spanish Electives

Complete 18 additional hours of unused upper-division (3000+ level) Spanish electives.

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