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BA/BAE in Spanish

The ability to communicate in Spanish is becoming increasingly important in this country and is a valued skill in competition for better job opportunities. Today, Spanish, as much as English, is the language of the Americas. There are 400 million Spanish speakers between Spain and Latin America and the Spanish population is growing fast. In the United States alone, there are 40 million speakers of Spanish.

There are 2 bachelors degree types in the Spanish program, each with 2 options:

What will I study?

Bachelor of Arts

Spanish 45 credits

Required Courses: 34 credits
SPAN 201 Second-Year Spanish (5)
SPAN 202 Second-Year Spanish (5)
SPAN 203 Introduction to Advanced Spanish (5)
SPAN 310 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
SPAN 311 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
SPAN 320 Spanish Civilization (5)
SPAN 321 Spanish-American Civilization and Culture (5)
SPAN 338 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
or SPAN 339 Survey of Spanish-American Literature (3)
Electives: 11 credits
Select courses above SPAN 300 (except SPAN 370)

Note: The above major requires the completion of a minor.

Spanish 60 credits

Required Courses: 34 credits
SAME AS FOR 45 CREDIT MAJOR
Electives: 26 credits
Select courses above SPAN 300 (except SPAN 370)

Note: The above major does not require the completion of a minor.

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Spanish/Elementary 34 credits

Required Courses: 19 credits
SPAN 201 Second-Year Spanish (5)
SPAN 202 Second-Year Spanish (5)
SPAN 203 Introduction to Advanced Spanish (5)
GNML 390 Foreign Language Methods (4)
Electives: 15 credits
Select courses above SPAN 300 (except 370)
Professional Education Requirements/Elementary Education: 65-69 credits
See the Department of Education section of this catalog. Prerequisites may also apply.

Note: The above major requires the completion of a minor.

Spanish/Secondary 49 credits

Required Courses: 38 credits
SPAN 201 Second-Year Spanish (5)
SPAN 202 Second-Year Spanish (5)
SPAN 203 Introduction to Advanced Spanish (5)
SPAN 310 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
SPAN 311 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
SPAN 320 Spanish Civilization (5)
SPAN 321 Spanish-American Civilization and Culture (5)
SPAN 338 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
or SPAN 339 Survey of Spanish-American Literature (3)
GNML 390 Foreign Language Methods (4)
Electives: 11 credits
Select courses above SPAN 300 (except SPAN 370)
Professional Education Requirements/Secondary Education: 39-41 credits
See the Department of Education for more information. Prerequisites may also apply.

Note: Students who do not have sufficient high school language preparation to begin 201 will require more than 12 quarters to complete the BAE.

Note: Students who want to have a second endorsement in a minor field will require more than 12 quarters to complete the BAE.

Note: The above major requires the completion of a minor.


Emphases / Concentrations:

  • demonstrate proficiency in the oral language skills of listening and speaking;
  • demonstrate proficiency in writing and reading;
  • demonstrate knowledge of major themes, genres, movements in the history of the literature of the language culture under study;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the interconnectedness of language, culture, history and literature;
  • apply knowledge of the historical background of the language culture under study; show conversance in contemporary issues political, economic, social and artistic;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the customs and idioms of the language culture under study in order to be able to respond to everyday situations in appropriate ways.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the customs and idioms of the language culture under study in order to be able to respond to everyday situations in appropriate ways;
  • (BAE) apply knowledge of language teaching techniques, methods and materials; demonstrate and apply knowledge of grammatical concepts and structures in preparation for the teaching profession.
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