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About the Program: 

This program develops the ability to communicate in Spanish and introduces students to the masterpieces of the literature of Spanish-speaking countries and the most significant aspects of Hispanic culture. Students are encouraged to study in Spain or Latin America for a semester in an approved program. This program also serves as a pre-major for students who wish to enter the Bachelor of Science in Spanish Language Education (7–12).

Program Requirements: 

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 39–66 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Spanish 36 cr

A. Required Courses (15 cr)
Majors may select either sequence of courses:
SPA 301 Introduction to Hispanic Culture

SPA 302 Introduction to Hispanic Media
SPA 306 The Civilization and Culture of Spain
SPA 307 Spanish Authors Pre-1800

SPA 308 Spanish Authors 1800-Present
OR
SPA 301 Introduction to Hispanic Culture

SPA 302 Introduction to Hispanic Media
SPA 309 Culture and Civilization of Latin America

SPA 310 Spanish American Literature Authors 1492-1810

SPA 311 Spanish American Authors 1810-Present

B. Electives (21 cr)
Courses in Spanish at 300 and 400 levels selected by advisement.
SPA 303 Introduction to Spanish Literature
SPA 305 Spanish Phonetics
SPA 306 The Civilization and Culture of Spain
SPA 307 Spanish Authors Pre-1800
SPA 308 Spanish Authors 1800-Present
SPA 309 Culture and Civilization of Latin America
SPA 310 Spanish American Literature Authors 1492-1810
SPA 311 Spanish American Authors 1810-Present
SPA 317 Business Spanish
SPA 389 Topics Course
SPA 402 Spanish Drama of the Golden Age
SPA 404 Cervantes
SPA 405 Old Spanish
SPA 406 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature
SPA 408 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature
SPA 409 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature
SPA 411 Spanish-American Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries:
Novel, Short Story, and Essay
SPA 412 Spanish-American Literature of the Twentieth Century
SPA 415 Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPA 416 Advanced Conversation
SPA 421 Structure of Modern Spanish
SPA 495 Special Project
SPA 496 Seminar I
SPA 497 Seminar II

All College Electives 30–42 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

Modern and Classical Languages

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