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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 and Composition I
SPA
302
Advanced Conversation and Composition II
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Choose One Course during Freshman Year
3 Credit Hours
LAS
201WI
Introduction to Latin America from Pre-Contact to Independence
LAS
202WI
Introduction to Latin America from Independence to Modern Day
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Choose One Course during Junior Year
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
Six Credit Hours of SPA 300 level Electives (Junior Year)
Three Credit Hours of SPA 400 level Electives (Junior/Senior Year)
SPA
401
Spanish Culture and Civilization (Junior/Senior Year)
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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 and Composition I
SPA
302
Advanced Conversation and Composition II
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Required Electives
6 Credit Hours
One 300 level 3 Credit Hour Spanish Elective Junior/Senior yr.
One 400 level 3 Credit Hour Spanish Elective Junior/Senior yr.
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