Department of English & World Languages

Bachelor of Arts World Languages - Spanish

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The program in world languages helps students grow personally, socially, and professionally. The department works to develop students' learning skills in world languages; to teach students to communicate effectively; to foster cultural understanding, tolerance and world perspective; and to prepare students to live, study, or work in international settings. World languages students are prepared to pursue graduate degrees and a variety of careers in business and industry, communication, education, foreign service, government, and public relations.

Students may choose a degree program in Spanish; pursue studies in Latin,; or complete a minor in French, German, Japanese, Latin American/Latino studies with language proficiency, Latin American/Latino studies without language proficiency, Spanish, and Spanish Medical Interpretation.

The degree program in Spanish requires 39 hours.

Students with previous world languages experience may petition the Department of English and World Languages for advanced placement and credit. Petitioners will be given written and/or oral examinations by a world languages faculty member who will then recommend an appropriate language placement level. This placement level will not exceed FR 3013 Conversation and Composition II, GER 3013 Conversation and Composition II, JPN 3013 Conversation and Composition II, or SPAN 3013 Conversation and Composition II, and will be approved by the department head. Students who have omitted one or more courses in the basic language sequence will receive credit for omitted courses when they have validated their advanced placement by passing the course into which they are placed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students who want to improve their Japanese language skills and cultural knowledge may do so by studying for a semester or a year at Komazawa University in Tokyo.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Students with previous study in a foreign language should refer to Foreign Language Advanced Placement and Credit under Credit by Examination.
3Lab attendance is required for the beginning and intermediate foreign language courses.
4At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000-4000 level.