2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts

Seeking to encourage understanding and appreciation of other peoples and cultures, the Spanish Department makes available elementary and intermediate courses designed to give students skill in communication in the foreign language. Advanced courses improve language ability as well as offer an appreciation of literary masterpieces and cultural backgrounds.

Individualized practice in basic skills is considered essential. The equipment and materials for audio-visual lingual learning experiences and practice are in the audio-visual center.

When combined with other programs of study, graduates in Spanish find careers in teaching foreign languages, teaching English as a second language, and in bilingual education; others find their language ability useful in social service organizations, church work, missionary service, government service, business, and library science.

The Spanish major requires 30 credits beyond Spanish SPAN 102, and leads to a bachelor of arts degree. The 30 credits must include one semester abroad. Coursework also needs to include at least two 300-level courses, one in literature and one in culture. One of the 300-level courses must be related to Spain and the other must be related to Latin America. All courses must have the prefix SPAN.

Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.A.)* 58
Major 30
Elective 38
Total Credits to Earn Degree 126
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.