Spanish (BA)

Arts and Sciences
World Languages, Literatures and Humanities
HEGIS Number: 1105

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Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

The Spanish Discipline offers a two-track sequence of three courses at the intermediate level, one for native speakers of Spanish and one for non-native speakers of Spanish. The goal of this sequence (Spanish 103 and 104 for bilingual students; and 105) is to provide students with the instruction and practice they require in order to be successful in Spanish 106 and the advanced courses, where native speakers and non-native speakers will study together. Placement in the appropriate course level and track will be determined by the Discipline through its placement procedures.

The Spanish major has been designed to reflect recent literary scholarship. Our program prepares students for graduate school as well and for various careers. Students may prepare for careers in Childhood Education 1-6 with Bilingual Extension; and Adolescence Education 7-12. Spanish majors can also design a program that will allow them to pursue careers in public service and business.

Students exempted (0 credits) from taking foreign language requirements are recommended to take Spanish electives (200 level or above, minor or Liberal Arts electives).

Spanish BA


Major Discipline Requirements


Foundation Courses

SPAN200Introduction to Literary Theory and Analysis 
SPAN208Advanced Grammar 
SPAN209Composition and Style 
SPAN210Spanish Linguistics 
SPAN413Hispanic Civilization 

Choose one of the following:

SPAN201Hispanic-American Literature from its Origin Through Modernismo 
SPAN202Hispanic-American Literature after Modernismo 

Choose one of the following:

SPAN221Spanish Literature to 1700 
SPAN222Spanish Literature 1700-Present 

Elective Courses


Select any 12 credits in the SPAN 200 Level or above. 6 Credits MUST be at the 300 or 400 level.


Departmental Honors

Students with a 3.0 average in Spanish courses in the major may qualify for departmental honors by completing 6 additional credits on the 400 level and completing a substantial individual research project in a designated seminar.