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2021 - 2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish Major, B.A.

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General Information:

Bachelor of Arts

Students completing the major in Spanish major will:

  • develop the linguistic skills necessary to communicate effectively in Spanish and, for students also majoring in secondary education, be equipped to teach Spanish (Academic);
  • be prepared to perform job-related tasks in typical fields of work for those who combine Spanish language learning with study in another academic area (Vocational);
  • see languages and cultures through the lens of a biblically-informed Christian worldview (Christian);
  • develop an appreciation for the great American ideals of the United States through the study of the history and cultures of many other countries (Patriotic);
  • grow in appreciation for Hispanic cultures, arts, and literatures, and in the ability critically to evaluate competing cultural constructions and truth claims (Cultural).

The foreign language program offers a major and minor in Spanish and courses in other languages. Students are encouraged to combine language study with other academic areas.

Credit and Placement Policies:

  1. Students with previous Spanish study will be placed into a Spanish course of the level most appropriate to their background. 
  2. Students of Spanish who begin study at the 300-400 level and pass the course with a grade of C- or better may request the awarding of credit with a grade of “P” (pass) for SPA 213 .
  3. Native and near-native speakers may enroll only in upper division courses (300-400 level).
  4. Exceptions to this method of placement will be at discretion of the instructor.

Spanish Major Requirements: 33 credit hours

Required Major Courses: 33 credit hours

Choose Thirty Credits of Spanish Electives:

  • Spanish (SPA) (minimum 21 credits must be 300-400 level) 

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