Skip to main content
Overview

The C of I community offers students access to Spanish speaking communities, cultural events, internships, study abroad and volunteer opportunities.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Develop communicative proficiency in reading, listening, speaking, and writing Spanish.
  • Increase cultural awareness and knowledge of Spanish speaking peoples.
  • Study internationally to hone and apply your Spanish language skills.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Spanish Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

Complete or place out of the following language courses (33 credits):

Major Requirements

 

 

Complete or place out of the following language courses (13 credits): 
SPA-101     Spanish Language and Culture I 3 credits 
SPA-102     Spanish Language and Culture II 3 credits 
SPA-201     Spanish Language and Culture III 3 credits 
SPA-202     Spanish Language and Culture IV 3 credits 
or 
SPA-235     Spanish for Heritage Speakers 3 credits 
SPA-300     Second Year Grammar Review 1 credit 
Take two courses from the following, of which 3 credits must be from SPA-305 or SPA-306 (6 credits):
SPA-305     Professions and Practices in the Spanish-Speaking World  3 credits 
SPA-306     Cultures and Polemics of the Spanish-Speaking World    3 credits 
SPA-307     Literature of the Caribbean, North and Central America  3 credits 
SPA-308     Peninsular and Latin American Literature                      3 credits 

 

 

 

Complete at least 9 SPA credits numbered 310+. Students who place out of language credits will still be required to complete all 33 major credits and must take the remaining credits in SPA-310+. SPA-411 will be considered elective credit rather than counting towards the 9 SPA credits numbered 310+. (9 credits)

 

Complete up to 4 elective credits. Elective courses may include SPA courses, HIS-230, HIS-378, HIS-381, HIS-382, HIS-385, HIS-386, HIS-387, HIS-388, HIS-389, or ATH-249. SPA elective courses must be in addition to other requirements. (4 credits)

SPA-490     Spanish Major Capstone                                                 1 credit

 

A requirement for the capstone will be to have completed at least one high-impact learning experience during the student’s undergraduate curriculum. High-impact learning experiences include: SPA faculty-led study abroad; SPA Service Learning; SPA Internship; Study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. See MFL Chair or SPA advisor, as alternative options may be available. 

 

 

 

 

 

Students who have previously taken Spanish must complete the Modern Foreign Language placement test to determine entry level.

 

 

Students must take languages courses in ascending sequence; students may not take for credit a lower language course than one they have already completed. Students who choose to take a course at the College of Idaho that is lower than a transfer course from another institution forfeit the equivalent transfer credits.

 

 

At minimum one-third of coursework for the major must be completed at The College of Idaho.

 

 

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

 

 

Spanish majors may not minor in either Spanish (Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK) or Spanish Foundations (Professional Studies & Enhancements PEAK).

 

 

Students who wish to teach Spanish at the secondary level should consult with the Education Department for specific certification requirements.

 

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Spanish Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

Complete or place out of the following language courses (16 credits):

Minor Requirements

 

Complete 13 credits from the following:

SPA-101     Spanish Language and Culture I                                      3 credits 
SPA-102     Spanish Language and Culture II                                    3 credits 
SPA-201     Spanish Language and Culture III                                   3 credits 
SPA-202     Spanish Language and Culture IV                                   3 credits 
or 
SPA-235     Spanish for Heritage Speakers                                         3 credits 
SPA-300     Second Year Grammar Review                                        1 credit 
Complete 3 credits from the following: 

SPA-307     Literature of the Caribbean, North and Central America         3 credits 

SPA-308     Peninsular and Latin American Literature                     3 credits

Students who place out of language credits will still be required to complete all 16 credits of the Spanish minor. Depending on where the student places in Spanish, the student will be required to take an additional 3 credits from the courses below: 
SPA-305     Professions and Practices in the Spanish-Speaking World  3 credits 
SPA-306     Cultures and Polemics of the Spanish-Speaking World    3 credits 
SPA-307     Literature of the Caribbean, North and Central America  3 credits 
SPA-308     Peninsular and Latin American Literature                      3 credits 
The remaining credits must be from SPA-101REV, SPA-210, SPA-299, and/or SPA-310+. 

 

Students who have previously taken Spanish must complete the Modern Foreign Language placement test to determine entry level.

Students must take languages courses in ascending sequence; students may not take for credit a lower language course than one they have already completed. Students who choose to take a course at the College of Idaho that is lower than a transfer course from another institution forfeit the equivalent transfer credits.

At minimum one-third of coursework for the major must be completed at the College of Idaho.

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study abroad or to live in a community where Spanish is the dominant language.

Students may elect to minor in Spanish (Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK) or in Spanish Foundations (Professional Studies & Enhancements PEAK), but not both. Spanish majors may not minor in either Spanish or Spanish Foundations.

Students who wish to teach Spanish at the secondary level should consult with the Education Department for specific certification requirements.

 

 

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Spanish Foundations Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

Complete or place out of the following language courses (16 credits):

Minor Requirements

 

Complete 13 credits from the following:

SPA-101     Spanish Language and Culture I                                     3 credits 
SPA-102     Spanish Language and Culture II                                   3 credits 
SPA-201     Spanish Language and Culture III                                  3 credits 
SPA-202     Spanish Language and Culture IV                                  3 credits 
or 
SPA-235     Spanish for Heritage Speakers                                        3 credits 
SPA-300     Second Year Grammar Review                                       1 credit 
Complete 3 credits from the following: 
SPA-305     Professions and Practices in the Spanish-Speaking World 3 credits 
SPA-306     Cultures and Polemics of the Spanish-Speaking World   3 credits 
Students who place out of language credits will still be required to complete all 16 credits of the Spanish minor. Depending on where the student places in Spanish, the student will be required to take an additional 3 credits from the courses below: 
SPA-305     Professions and Practices in the Spanish-Speaking World 3 credits 
SPA-306     Cultures and Polemics of the Spanish-Speaking World   3 credits 
SPA-307     Literature of the Caribbean, North and Central America 3 credits 
SPA-308     Peninsular and Latin American Literature                     3 credits 
The remaining credits must be from SPA-101REV, SPA-210, SPA-299, and/or SPA-310+. 

 

Students who have previously taken Spanish must complete the Modern Foreign Language placement test to determine entry level.

Students must take languages courses in ascending sequence; students may not take for credit a lower language course than one they have already completed. Students who choose to take a course at the College of Idaho that is lower than a transfer course from another institution forfeit the equivalent transfer credits.

At minimum one-third of coursework for the major must be completed at the College of Idaho.

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study abroad or to live in a community where Spanish is the dominant language.

Students may elect to minor in Spanish (Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK) or in Spanish Foundations (Professional Studies & Enhancements PEAK), but not both. Spanish majors may not minor in either Spanish or Spanish Foundations.

Students who wish to teach Spanish at the secondary level should consult with the Education Department for specific certification requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C of I goes to Ecuador

C of I goes to EcuadorA two-dimensional adventure

C of I students joined professors on a "Spanish for Healthcare Practitioners" study abroad course in South America, exploring the many ways language and healthcare complement and intersect.

Why C of I: Aleah LowberNot just a number

Spanish student Aleah Lowber talks about the importance of the one-on-one relationships she built on campus.