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Spanish

Bienvenidos! The Spanish Program prepares you for a successful career in the United States or abroad. Our curriculum focuses on language, literature, and culture. Through your studies, you'll learn to read, write, and speak Spanish.

What you’ll study

Through coursework, you'll learn advanced Spanish grammar, composition, and conversation.

You'll also dive into Spanish culture:

  • Survey of Spanish and Spanish American literature
  • Spanish linguistics courses
  • Hispanic culture and civilization Senior seminar

Practical Experience

We encourage you to take part in the Study Abroad Programs. Immerse yourself in language and culture in Spain, Argentina, Costa Rica, or Peru.

You can also take part in local internship opportunities or work in cross-cultural settings.

What's Next?

We provide opportunities for study abroad experiences. Also, our language laboratory and the native language tutor program are excellent resources to increase your foreign language fluency.

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I have been able to see the world through a different perspective and have been able to thrive living abroad in other countries such as Spain and several Latin American countries. Gabriella Gioe, Spanish, 2014
Alum Gabriella Gioe
I have been able to see the world through a different perspective and have been able to thrive living abroad in other countries such as Spain and several Latin American countries. Gabriella Gioe, Spanish, 2014
Three students stand in front of large cathedral in Spain.

Study Abroad: Spain

History, culture, and a crash course in Spanish language

Major Requirements

Required Courses
16 Credit Hours
SPA
201
Intermediate Spanish I
SPA
202
Intermediate Spanish II
SPA
301
Advanced Conversation
SPA
302
Advanced Composition
SPA
346
Spanish Linguistics
SPA
470
Senior Seminar in Spanish
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Choose One Culture and Civilization
3 Credit Hours
SPA
311
Culture and Civilization of Latin America
SPA
312
Spanish Culture and Civilization
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Choose One Spanish Literature
6 Credit Hours
SPA
307
Survey of Spanish Literature
SPA
309
Survey of Spanish American Literature
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Required Electives
12 Credit Hours
Nine credit hours of electives required; at least one elective must be taken at the 400 level.
SPA
322
Spanish for the Professions
SPA
325
Short Stories
SPA
330
Hispanic Cinema
SPA
415
Women Writers
SPA
425
Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature
SPA
450
Advanced Grammar
SPA
340/440
Selected Topics
SPA
481
Spanish Studies Internship
SPA
482
Spanish Studies Internship
SPA
483
Spanish Studies Internship
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Minor Requirements

Required Courses
16 Credit Hours
SPA
201
Intermediate Spanish I
SPA
202
Intermediate Spanish II
SPA
301
Advanced Conversation
SPA
302
Advanced Composition
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Required Electives
6 Credit Hours
3 courses at the 300 or 400 level
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