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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

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. Prior to studying abroad, students should work with WLC faculty to determine appropriate transfer credit. Approved programs may transfer courses that appear on a transcript as if the student were in residence at the College. However, all students are required to complete at least one three-credit 300- or 400-level Spanish course from the College’s Spanish program in order to demonstrate competency in program learning outcomes.

Spanish majors may not minor in Spanish (Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK).

Spanish Language & Culture Sequence (13 credits)

 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
SPA-101Spanish Language & Culture I3 credits
SPA-102Spanish Language & Culture II3 credits
SPA-201Spanish Language and Culture III3 credits
SPA-202Spanish Language and Culture IV3 credits
or
SPA-235Spanish for Heritage Speakers3 credits
SPA-300Second Year Grammar Review

Take one of the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
SPA-305Prfssns & Prcts in Spanish-Spkng World
SPA-306Cultures and Polemics in Spanish

Take one of the following (3 credits):

Courses taken for the previous requirement will not count towards this requirement.

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
SPA-305Prfssns & Prcts in Spanish-Spkng World
SPA-306Cultures and Polemics in Spanish
SPA-307Lit of Caribbean North/Central America
SPA-308Peninsular and South American Literature

Upper-division Spanish Electives (9 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+.

Electives (4 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.

Capstone

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 WLC Chair or SPA advisor, as alternative options may be available.

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
SPA-490Spanish Major Capstone1 credits

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

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+. 

 

Complete 13 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
SPA-101Spanish Language & Culture I3 credits
SPA-102Spanish Language & Culture II3 credits
SPA-201Spanish Language and Culture III3 credits
SPA-202Spanish Language and Culture IV3 credits
or
SPA-235Spanish for Heritage Speakers3 credits
SPA-300Second Year Grammar Review1 credits

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
SPA-305Prfssns & Prcts in Spanish-Spkng World3 credits
SPA-306Cultures and Polemics in Spanish3 credits
SPA-307Lit of Caribbean North/Central America3 credits
SPA-308Peninsular and South American Literature3 credits

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.Prior to studying abroad, students should work with WLC faculty to determine appropriate transfer credit. Approved programs may transfer courses that appear on a transcript as if the student were in residence at the College. However, all students are required to complete at least one three-credit 300- or 400-level Spanish course from the College’s Spanish program in order to demonstrate competency in program learning outcomes.

 

Spanish majors may not minor in Spanish.

 

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