Spanish, BA

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. It is used in more than twenty countries, including the United States. In fact, in terms of the number of speakers, the United States is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the planet. Being a Spanish speaker is a major professional and cultural asset as it prepares you to be successful in any career path.  Yet, in our society, knowing Spanish is not just an asset; it is increasingly a necessity. Not only does proficiency in Spanish prepare you to be a leader in a country where Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the population and where Spanish-speakers are the vast majority of the population in the hemisphere.  Knowing Spanish also makes you a truly global citizen. Our Spanish BA certifies that you have attained advanced levels of listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in the language. It also opens  before you a fascinating cultural and intellectual world in and beyond the classroom with a myriad of opportunities to travel, live and work abroad.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Spanish Major Requirements

Language Requirements
SPNS 2102Intermediate Spanish 24
or SPNS 2302 Intermediate Spanish Immersion 2
SPNS 3101Advanced Spanish 14
or SPNS 3301 Advanced Spanish Immersion 1
SPNS 3102Advanced Spanish 24
or SPNS 3302 Advanced Spanish Immersion 2
Language and Linguistics
CLTR 1120Introduction to Languages, Literature, and Culture4
LING 1150Introduction to Language and Linguistics4
Complete four of the following:16
Latin American Film
Introduction to Spanish Culture
Introduction to Latin American Culture
Representing Violence and Human Rights in Latin America
Complete three of the following:12
New Narratives: Latin America after 1989
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: 12th–17th Century
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: 18th–20th Century
Latin American Literature
Spanish Seminar
LANG 4800Special Topics in Language4
Study Abroad/Experiential Learning
See department for details.
LANG 4700Capstone Seminar4

Spanish Major Credit Requirement

Complete 53 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 11114CLTR 11204Vacation0Vacation0
MATH 12154NUpath course or elective4  
SPNS 21014NUpath course or elective4  
CLTR 15044SPNS 21024  
LANG 10001   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
SPNS 31014CLTR 15054Vacation0Co-op0
CLTR 12404LITR 35024  
LING 11504NUpath course or elective4  
NUpath course or elective4SPNS 31024  
 EESH 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0Study abroad16ENGW 33154Co-op0
  NUpath course or elective4 
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0LITR 46554NUpath course or elective4Co-op0
 LITR 45604NUpath course or elective4 
 NUpath course or elective4  
 NUpath course or elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
Co-op0LANG 47004  
 LITR 45614  
 LANG 48001-4  
 NUpath course or elective4  
 NUpath course or elective4  
 0 17-20  
Total Hours: 131-134