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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)
*HERITAGE SPEAKERS may subsitute SPAN 312 (3) OR SPAN 313 (3) for SPAN 310 and SPAN 311
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)
or SPAN 340 Survey of Spanish Linguistics (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 49 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)
HERITAGE SPEAKERS may subsitute SPAN 312 (3) or SPAN 313 (3) for SPAN 310 and SPAN 311
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)
or 340 Survey of Spanish Linguistics
GNML 390 Foreign Language Methods (4)
Electives: 11 credits
Select courses above SPAN 300 (except SPAN 370)
Note: It is recommended that students who are seeking the endorsement in Spanish take the 60 credit option, as this option greatly increases students' likelihood of passing the ACTFL exams (OPI and WPT).

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.
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 must pass the oral and written ACTFL proficiency tests before beginning student teaching.
Note: Students who want to have a second endorsement in a minor field will require more than 12 quarters to complete the BAE.

Emphases / Concentrations:

  • Speak and comprehend at the appropriate level of proficiency in the target language;
  • read and write at the appropriate level of proficiency in the target language;
  • use the target language in a holistic manner, i.e. with explicit or implicit connections to the culture and social norms of the target language;
  • accurately employ terminology and concepts associated with the linguistics, culture, arts, and literature of the language under study;
  • apply critical thinking: Examine contemporary political, economic, and social issues in the target language with sensitivity to cultural differences;
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