Bachelor of Arts



The Spanish major consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours of Spanish courses at the 3000–4000 levels, either on campus or in study abroad as approved by the program chair. No course grade lower than “C” counts toward a major. The achievement of majors is assessed by requiring each major to prepare an exit portfolio of work undertaken in 3000 and 4000–level classes. It must be submitted in the last semester of course work. In this last semester, graduating majors are also required to make oral presentations in Spanish before the MACL faculty and interested students at the Research Symposium.

Placement Test: Prior to registration, a placement test is required for all students who have previous Spanish coursework or whose first language is Spanish. The placement test may eliminate the need to take the pre-requisite courses indicated below.

Pre-Requisites: The following classes must be completed before beginning a Spanish major, unless testing indicates placement beyond these pre-requisite courses.

  • SPAN 1331 – Elementary Spanish I
  •  SPAN 1332 – Elementary Spanish II
  •  SPAN 2331 – Intermediate Spanish I
  •  SPAN 2332 – Intermediate Spanish II Major Requi

Spanish Required Courses

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Additional Recommendations:

Supporting studies in social sciences, art, history and linguistics, as well as other languages and literatures, are recommended for students majoring in Spanish.

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