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Spanish Major Checklist

Track 1: Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Course Requirements for the Major

Spanish Courses – 33 hours

  • SPAN 310 Composition
  • SPAN 320 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures
  • SPAN 330 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
  • SPAN 340 Introduction to Hispanic Literatures
  • SPAN 410 Advanced Composition or SPAN 420 History of the Spanish Language
  • Two courses chosen from SPAN 431 Survey of Spanish Literature I, or SPAN 432 Survey of Spanish Literature II, or SPAN 441 Survey of Latin American Literature I, or SPAN 442 Survey of Latin American Literature II
  • SPAN 451 Topics in Hispanic Culture, or SPAN 455 Hispanic Cinema, or SPAN 462 Linguistic Studies, or SPAN 480 Topics in Spanish American Literature, or SPAN 491 Topics in Peninsular Spanish Literature, or SPAN 492 Topics in Hispanic Literature
  • Three 300- or 400-level SPAN elective courses chosen in consultation with advisor

You are also required to take two other Spanish courses (6 credit hours), but they count toward your general core requirements and not your major courses:

  • SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 202 Spanish Readings

Minor Courses – 18 credit hours

18 hours in a specific academic field or in a predefined interdisciplinary area. A minimum of 6 hours must be at the 300- or 400-level. Some minors may require more than 18 hours.

General Core Requirements

English Courses – 12 credit hours

  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Academic Writing
  • ENGL 102 Writing and Research about Culture
  • Two English literature electives chosen from ENGL 201 or above

History Courses – 9 credit hours

  • HIST 352 Latin American since 1824
  • Two HIST electives chosen in consultation with advisor

Math/Statistics Courses – 6 credit hours

  • MATH 102 Quantitative Reasoning, or MATH 103 Applied College Algebra Fundamentals and 104 Applied College Algebra Fundamental Practicum, or MATH 105 Applied College Algebra
  • MATH 206 Mathematics of Finance, or MATH 210 Practical Math, or STAT 214 Elementary Statistics

Science Courses – 9 credit hours
Science courses must be taken in two fields of study, one of which must be Biology. The other field may be Chemistry, Geology or Physics. Six credit hours must be taken in one of the two fields, and three credit hours in the other.

Communication Course – 3 credit hours
CMCN 100 Principles of Human Communication, or CMCN Oral Communication for International Students, or CMCN 310 Public Speaking, or ENGL 360 Advanced Writing, or ENGL 365 Technical Writing

Arts Course – 3 credit hours
Choose from DANC, DSGN, MUS, THEA or VIAR

Behavioral Science Courses – 6 credit hours
Choose from ANTH, CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC or SOCI. Three credit hours must be above the 100-level.

Elective Courses – 15 credit hours
UNIV 100 First Year Seminar

Humanities Elective: Choose from ENGL, MODL, HIST, PHIL, HUMN, or CMCN 100, 101 or 310. Must be outside of your major

  • Two elective courses that complement students' academic interests and professional goals, chosen in consultation with advisor
  • One free elective course

Track 2: Spanish Education

Course Requirements for the Major

Spanish Courses – 33 credit hours

  • SPAN 310 Composition
  • SPAN 320 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures
  • SPAN 330 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
  • SPAN 340 Introduction to Hispanic Literatures
  • SPAN 410 Advanced Composition or SPAN 420 History of the Spanish Language
  • EDCI 463 Secondary School Foreign Language Methods or SPAN 463 Secondary School Language Methods
  • Two courses chosen from SPAN 431 Survey of Spanish Literature I, or SPAN 432 Survey of Spanish Literature II, or SPAN 441 Survey of Latin American Literature I, or SPAN 442 Survey of Latin American Literature II
  • One course chosen from SPAN 451 Topics in Hispanic Culture, or SPAN 455 Hispanic Cinema, or SPAN 462 Linguistic Studies, or SPAN 480 Topics in Spanish American Literature, or SPAN 491Topics in Peninsular Spanish Literature, or SPAN 492 Topics in Hispanic Literature
  • Two 300- or 400-level SPAN elective courses chosen in consultation with advisor

You are also required to take two other Spanish courses (6 credit hours), but they count toward your general core requirements and not your major courses:

  • SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 202 Spanish Readings

Minor Courses – 18 credit hours

  • EDCI 427 Teaching in a Diverse Society
  • EDCI 450 Classroom Management and Instructional Design for Secondary Teachers
  • EDFL 456 Classroom Assessment
  • IRED 315 Technology in Education
  • READ 410 Teaching Content Literacy in the Secondary/Middle School
  • SPED 391 Foundations of Inclusive Education

General Core Requirements

English Courses – 9 credit hours

  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Academic Writing
  • ENGL 102 Writing and Research about Culture
  • One English literature elective chosen from ENGL 201 or above

History Courses – 6 credit hours

  • HIST 352 Latin America since 1824
  • One HIST elective chosen in consultation with advisor

Math/Statistics Courses – 6 credit hours

  • MATH 102 Quantitative Reasoning, or MATH 103 Applied College Algebra Fundamentals and 104 Applied College Algebra Fundamental Practicum, or MATH 105 Applied College Algebra
  • MATH 206 Mathematics of Finance, or MATH 210 Practical Math, or STAT 214 Elementary Statistics

Science Courses – 9 credit hours
Science courses must be taken in two fields of study, one of which must be Biology. The other field may be Chemistry, Geology or Physics. Six credit hours must be taken in one of the two fields,  and three credit hours in the other.

Communication Course – 3 credit hours

  • CMCN 100 Principles of Human Communication, or CMCN Oral Communication for International  Students, or CMCN 310 Public Speaking, or ENGL 360 Advanced Writing, or ENGL 365 Technical Writing

Arts Course – 3 credit hours
Choose three credit hours from DANC, DSGN, MUS, THEA or VIAR

Behavioral Science Courses – 6 credit hours

  • PSYC 220 Educational Psychology
  • PSYC 312 Adolescent Psychology

Elective Courses – 21 credit hours

  • UNIV 100 First Year Seminar
  • EDCI 479 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
  • Humanities Elective: Choose from ENGL, MODL, HIST, PHIL, HUMN, or CMCN 100, 101 or 310. Must  be outside of major
  • One elective that complements students' academic interests and professional goals, chosen in  consultation with advisor
  • One free elective