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The following is intended as a brief overview of the Spanish major curriculum. For full details regarding required classes, please see the Academic Catalog.

Course Number Course Name Hours
University Core University Core Requirements 36
Spanish Core Requirements   18
SPA 101* Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA 102* Elementary Spanish II 3
SPA 201* Intermediate Spanish I 3

SPA 202* or

SPA 209*

Intermediate Spanish II or

Intermediate Spanish Conversation

Spanish Electives Six hours of electives in Spanish are required 6
Group 1 Requirements Spanish Conversation, Grammar, and Civilization 6

SPA 309 or

SPA 310

Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition I or

Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition II


SPA 315 or

SPA 316 or

SPA 350 or

SPA 440

Spanish Civilization or

Latin American Civilization or

Advanced Spanish Grammar or

Special Topics in Spanish Civilization

Group 2 Requirements Spanish Literature and Film 6

SPA 401 or

SPA 402 or

SPA 403 or

SPA 404

Survey of Spanish Literature or

Selected Topics in Spanish Literature or

Survey of Latin American Literature or

Open Topics in Latin American Literature


SPA 415

SPA 425

SPA 440

Survey of Film in the Spanish-Speaking World or

Survey of Spanish Short Story or

Special Topics in Spanish Literature

Group 3 Requirements Spanish Linguistics and Special Content 6

SPA 375 or

SPA 440

Spanish Phonetics and Phonology or

Special Topics in Spanish Linguistics


SPA 385 or

SPA 420 or

SPA 441

Advanced Medical Spanish or

Spanish for Business or

Methods and Materials in Teaching Foreign Languages

Minor Requirements Students must complete 18 hours of a minor 18
Senior Seminar MLG 470 | Senior Seminar 1
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program; electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor 39
Total Hours   130

*Ordinarily, 36 semester hours are required for a major in Spanish. However, students whose background in a language enables them to begin their course of study beyond the intermediate level will be considered to have satisfied the requirements for a major when they have completed 24 semester hours.

Students who elect to major in Spanish must complete a minor as specified in a related department with the approval of their advisor. Education courses required for an educator license will not satisfy the requirements for a minor in the Department of Modern Languages. A minor in English or TESOL is recommended for students planning to teach.

All students majoring in Spanish are strongly encouraged to spend at least one term studying overseas through an approved study-abroad program.