Modern Foreign Languages Department Majors

Spanish Major

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Spanish Major

33 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 30 credits (15 crs must be upper division) from the following:

SPA-131

Spanish Language and Culture I

4

SPA-132

Spanish Language and Culture II

4

SPA-232

Spanish Language and Culture III

3

SPA-233

Spanish Language and Culture IV

3

SPA-235

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3

SPA-299

Intermediate Readings in Spanish

1-3

SPA-330

Spanish Composition and Conversation I

3

SPA-331

Spanish Composition and Conversation II

3

SPA-333

Literature in Latin America

3

SPA-334

Literature of Spain

3

SPA-337

Spanish for Business I

3

SPA-338

Spanish for Business II

3

SPA-340

National Traditions in the Spanish-Speaking World

3

SPA-345

U.S. Latino/A Literature

3

SPA-399T.2

Latin America Today

3

SPA-399T.4

Human Rights for the First Generation

3

SPA-437

Spanish Literature and Society: Narrative and Film

3

SPA-438

Spanish Literature and Society: Poetry, Drama, and Song

3

SPA-490

Spanish Major Capstone

1

Fine Arts Requirement

Complete 3 credits from the following subjects:

ART

Art

3

MUS

Music

3

THE

Theatre

3

Students pursuing Spanish major must complete the Spanish major capstone (SPA-490) and major portfolio.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Indicators 1.3, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, and 5.2 as described in Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, 3rd. Ed. [1999]) and "Advanced Mid" Spanish proficiency of the ACTFL Guidelines (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1983, Revised 1985).
  • The study of Spanish language, culture, and literature enhances student competency in critical thinking, analytical writing, problem solving, and written communication by requiring students to perceive, process, and articulate ideas within a linguistic and cultural framework different from their own.

Notes: Students who elect a major in Spanish are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study abroad or living in a community where Spanish is dominant.

Students who elect to major in the Spanish Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK may not minor in the Spanish Foundations Professional PEAK.

Students wishing to teach Spanish at the secondary level must complete the Spanish major and MFL/EDU-444.1 and MFL/EDU-445.1. Please consult with the Education Department for specific certification requirements.