Oct 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

World Languages: Spanish, B.A.

The B.A. in World Languages allows students to specialize in two languages. In the World Languages: Spanish major, students choose Spanish as the primary language and one secondary language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin or Russian). Students must complete at least 23 credit hours of coursework beyond the first-year sequence in the primary language and at least 17 credit hours in the secondary language. The total number of hours depends on the languages studied.

Spanish has three tracks, for non-native, heritage and native speakers of Spanish. These categories refer to the students’ linguistic ability and are determined by the Spanish area adviser.

Track for Native Speakers: Native speakers will start coursework at the 4000 level. In consultation with the Spanish area adviser, native speakers who have not had formal academic training in written Spanish may begin coursework with SPAN 4358 ; otherwise, they should begin with SPAN 4357  or SPAN 4395 .

Track for Heritage Speakers: Heritage speakers must replace SPAN 3358  with SPAN 4358 . From the second category below, they may select from SPAN 3373 , SPAN 3374 , SPAN 3375 , or SPAN 4355  only.

Track for Non-Native Speakers: Non-native speakers may take SPAN 3355  before SPAN 3358  and/or may take one of the following concurrently with SPAN 3358 : SPAN 3311 , SPAN 3312 , SPAN 3313 , or SPAN 3355 .

Requirements for the Major

Secondary Language


Required Courses

Elective Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Two from 3000-level or 4000-level FREN courses

Total: 20 Credit Hours


Required Courses

Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Three advanced GERM courses  the 3000-level and above, approved by adviser, one of which may be taught in English

Total: 18 Credit Hours



Required Courses

Total: 18-19 Credit Hours