Spanish Degree (B.A.)

Why Major in Spanish?

The Spanish program is intended to prepare you to take your place in a globalized economy and world through a focus on language proficiency and cultural competence, along with a knowledge and appreciation of the Hispanic world in its historical, political, literary and artistic dimensions.

Requirements for the Spanish Degree

Requirements for the Spanish Major - 39 Credits

 

    Major Core - 15 Credits

    • LSPA 0103 - Spanish III
    • LSPA 0104 - Spanish IV
    • LSPA 0215 - Speaking and Writing Spanish
    • LSPA 0316 - Advanced Spanish Conversation
    • LSPA 0397 - Capstone

    Spanish Electives - 18-24 Credits

    • LSPA 0205 - Spanish Composition
    • LSPA 0212 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers
    • LSPA 0217 - Reading Spanish Texts
    • LSPA 0299 - Topics in Spanish Language
    • LSPA 0302 - Topics in Hispanic Cultural Studies
    • LSPA 0311 - Comparative Grammar: Spanish/English
    • LSPA 0312 - Topics in Histpanic Literature
    • LSPA 0314 - Spanish for the Professions
    • LSPA 0317 - Advanced Spanish Composition
    • LSPA 0318 - Spanish Interpreting I
    • LSPA 0325 - Popular Culture in the Spanish Speaking World
    • LSPA 0328 - Spanish Interpreting II
    • LSPA 0330 - Methods and Techniques of Translation
    • LSPA 0340 - Special Topics in Spanish
    • LSPA 0398 - Internship: Spanish in the Community
    • LSPA 0399 - Independent Study

    Electives - 0-6 Credits

    • EGST 0210 - U.S. Latino/a Literatures
    • LANG 0210 - Language Culture and Society
    • LCUL 0201 - Women in the Hispanic World
    • LCUL 0210 - U.S. Latino/a Cultural Studies
    • LCUL 0220 - Envisioning the Americas
    • LLIT 0202 - Women Writers of the Americas: US
    • LLIT 0232 - Puerto Rican Literatures
    • LLIT 0310 - Seminar in Hispanic Studies
    • LLIT 0320 - U.S. Latino/a Drama

    Additional Requirements:

    Additionally, with faculty supervision students may do individual work in Spanish within an English-language course under the rubric of Languages Across the Curriculum, when approved by the Language Department Chair. With this approval, such courses may be used as substitutions within the Spanish elective and literature components of the major, for a maximum of six credits.

      Additional Graduation Requirements

      All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .