Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Spanish

SPT 250/251 may not be counted toward the major. Spanish majors are encouraged to pursue the study of another foreign language. Students whose native language is Spanish may not enroll in courses below the 300 level. To understand further the nature of language, LIN 210 should be taken early in the major.

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Only courses at the 300 level and above count toward the Spanish major; therefore, completion of the major depends upon the point at which the student begins enrolling in eligible major courses. The following progression suggests a student who starts at the intermediate (200) level and begins enrolling in major courses during his or her sophomore year. However, a student who places at the advanced level will begin completing his or her degree during the first year. It is also possible for a student to complete the Spanish major in the rare case when he or she begins at the elementary level during the first year. In this case, a more detailed plan of study is required.

Forty credits at the 300 level or above are required to complete the Spanish major. Courses at the 300 or 400 level are non-sequential and may be taken in any order unless otherwise specified in the course description. The plan that follows is only a sample; there are many different course progressions that can lead to the completion of the Spanish major. All courses numbers in bold face are required for the major. It is also recommended that Spanish majors complete coursework in a second foreign language and participate in a study abroad experience; however, these are not requirements for graduation.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I

4

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II

4

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

LIN 210Basic Linguistics

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

SPA 300Advanced Spanish I

4

or

SPA 301Advanced Spanish II

4

Total Credit Hours:16

SPA 300 or 301: courses may be taken concurrently

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

SPA 306Phonetics and Phonology

4

SPA 300 levelElective

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

It is highly recommended that SPA majors enroll in study abroad during their junior or senior year, either over the summer or on a semester-long program.

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

SPA 307The Structure of Modern Spanish

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

SPA 300 levelElective

4

SPA 421Hispanic Culture and Civilization I

4

or

SPA 422Hispanic Culture and Civilization II

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

SPA 435Latin American Literature

4

SPA 400 levelElective

4

SPA 431General Spanish Literature I

4

and/or

SPA 432General Spanish Literature II

4

Total Credit Hours:12-16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

SPA 421Hispanic Culture and Civilization I

4

and/or

SPA 422Hispanic Culture and Civilization II

4

Total Credit Hours:12-16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

SPA 400 levelElective

4

General Elective

4

SPA 431General Spanish Literature I

4

and/or

SPA 432General Spanish Literature II

4

and/or

SPA 435Latin American Literature

4

Total Credit Hours:12-16

Minimum of 124 credits to graduate.

Total Credit Hours: 119