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Spanish [SPA] (Major)

In this major in the Modern Languages Department, students develop oral and written Spanish language and culture skills that, combined with preparation in related disciplines, lead to a wide variety of career options.

Career Potential

  • Business: International trade, bilingual consultant, translator, customer support agent
  • Government: Diplomacy, FBI, National Security Agency, Border patrol, immigration agencies, government or court translator
  • Writing: Newspapers, trade publications, book publishers, web site need bilingual translators, proofreaders, writers, editors
  • Tourism and hospitality: Interpreter, guide, bilingual travel agent, study abroad coordinator or director
  • Education: Teaching in private schools or in a private sector, pursue masters and/or doctorate to become a college professor

A. Required Spanish Courses: 12 credit hours
  • SPA 306 - Advanced Spanish Conversation (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 307 - Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 308 - Advanced Spanish Composition (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 318 - Spanish Peninsular Civilization (3 cr. hr.) or
  • SPA 319 - Latin American Civilization (3 cr. hr.)
B. Four elective courses in Spanish at 300-level or above (12 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 301 - Spanish Language Study in Mexico (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 313 - Survey of Spanish-American Literature (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 315 - Survey of Spanish Literature (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 317 - Literary Types in Spanish (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 320 - Spanish for the Professions (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 329 - Special Topics in Spanish (1-4 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 330 - Música de la España Contemporánea (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 355 - Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 411 - The Golden Age of Spanish Literature (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 417 - Spanish Literature of the Nineteenth Century (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 419 - Literature of Twentieth Century Spain (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 421 - Spanish Literature of the Medieval Period (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 422 - Spanish-American Literature (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 423 - Themes in Literature (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 429 - Special Topics in Spanish (1-4 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 503 - The Grammatical Structure of Spanish (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 517 - Independent Study (1-3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 529 - Special Topics in Spanish (1-4 cr. hr.)
C. Two Spanish courses at 400-level (6 cr. hr.)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120