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General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences6
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Major Requirements
SPAN 2605Advanced Intermediate Spanish3
SPAN 3702Intensive Spanish Review3
SPAN 3735Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition3
SPAN 3755Advanced Spanish Conversation3
SPAN 4880Spanish Conversation and Composition Capstone 13
Six of the following:18-19
Spanish Pronunciation
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Business Spanish
Culture and Literature of Spanish-Speaking Groups in the United States
Culture: Spain
Introduction to Literature: Spain
Culture: Spanish-America
Introduction to Literature: Spanish-America
Study Abroad in Colombia (4 semester hours)
Total Semester Hours72-73
1

 In order to complete SPAN 4880 Spanish Conversation and Composition Capstone, the student must achieve the level of Advanced Low on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test.

Study Abroad in Colombia

In May and June of odd-numbered years, students who have completed SPAN 3702 Intensive Spanish Review may enroll in SPAN 3798 Study Abroad in Colombia.  During this program, students live in Barranquilla, Colombia, and study Spanish at the Universidad del Norte.  Contact the Department of Foreign Languages for additional information.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
SPAN 1550 Elementary Spanish 4
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
MATH 2623
Quantitative Reasoning
or Introduction to Logic
or Introductory Statistics
3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
First-Year Experience Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
SPAN 2600 Intermediate Spanish 4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3
Natural Science GER 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
SPAN 2605 Advanced Intermediate Spanish 3
Social Science GER 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3
Minor course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
SPAN 3702 Intensive Spanish Review 3
Natural Science with Lab GER 4
Social Science GER 3
Minor course 3
SPAN 3798 Study Abroad in Colombia (if odd-numbered year) or elective (3 semester hours) 3-4
 Semester Hours16-17
Year 3
Fall
SPAN 3700-level course 1 3
SPAN 3700-level course 1 3
Minor 2600/3700-level course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3700/4800-level 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
SPAN 3700-level course 1 3
SPAN 3700-level course 1 3
Minor 2600/3700-level course 3
Elective 3700/4800-level 3
SPAN 3798 Study Abroad in Colombia (if odd-numbered year) or elective (3 semester hours) 4-3
 Semester Hours16-15
Year 4
Fall
SPAN 3700-level course 1 3
SPAN 3700-level course 1 3
Minor 3700/4800-level course 3
Elective 3700/4800-level 3
SPAN 3701 Service Learning in Spanish ( or Elective 3700/4800 level) 2-3
 Semester Hours14-15
Spring
SPAN 3700-level course 1 3
SPAN 3700-level course 1 3
SPAN 4880 Spanish Conversation and Composition Capstone 3
Minor 3700/4800-level course 3
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours120-121
1

 Each semester at least two of the following courses will be offered:  SPAN 3724, SPAN 3735, SPAN 3736, SPAN 3740, SPAN 3755, SPAN 3758, SPAN 3762, SPAN 3763, SPAN 3766, SPAN 3767, SPAN 3798.

Learning Outcomes

The department's learning outcomes for foreign language majors are as follows:

CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

The student will develop an understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of those areas in which the target language is spoken.

READING COMPREHENSION

The student will be able to read and understand a variety of materials written in the target language. These materials may include but are not limited to: novels, plays, poetry, newspaper and magazine articles, and private correspondence (e.g., business communications).

LISTENING COMPREHENSION

The student will be able to understand the target language when spoken in a variety of contexts. These contexts may include but are not limited to: conversation with another individual or individuals, formal lectures, song, and film.

ORAL EXPRESSION

The student will be able to carry on a conversation and deliver a speech in the target language. The student will achieve a level of Advanced Low on the Oral Proficiency Interview administered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

WRITTEN EXPRESSION

The student will be able to compose in the target language a variety of written documents. These documents may include but are not limited to: formal and casual correspondence, essays, and creative works. The student will achieve a level of Advanced Low on the Writing Proficiency Test administered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.