Spanish is the official first language of more countries than any other language in the world and the third most spoken language after Mandarin Chinese and English. Spain, Mexico, all the countries of Central America, most countries of South America, and several Caribbean Islands, all use Spanish as their official language. It is also spoken in Equatorial Guinea in West Africa as well as Northern Morocco. The descendants of Latin-Americans make up over eleven percent of the population in the United States and give the U.S. the third largest Spanish speaking population in the western hemisphere.
Knowledge of Spanish offers excellent career opportunities and the travel possibilities are limitless. To truly experience a foreign country in all its depth a traveler must be able to have a meeting of the minds with its people. Imagine hearing the legends of the Incas, Aztecs or Mayas, directly from the descendants of the builders of those noble but lost empires as you wander through their perennial monuments in Machu Picchu, Teotihuacán, or Chichén Itzá. Whether it be snorkeling in the crystal clear Mediterranean coves of the Island of Minorca, Spain, or trekking through the Patagonia in Argentina, Spanish will open up the doors to many adventures among natural, architectural, and artistic marvels.
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
A maximum of eight hours of credit for Elementary Spanish may be earned by examination. Alternatively, one (1) year of high school Spanish may be substituted for Spanish 1114 and one (1) more year of high school Spanish for 1224. The Departmental Placement Test, when available, may allow the student to place into a section of SPAN 2223 and thereby earn 3 additional hours of credit by examination for a total of 11 hours of credit by examination.
Elementary additional language
The same guidelines noted above for testing or placement by examination for Elementary Spanish apply to earning credit by examination in order to meet the additional language requirement.
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Total of 33 Hours from the following
Hispanic-American Culture and Civilization
Spanish Culture and Civilization
Introduction to Spanish Literary Analysis
Advanced Spanish Grammar
Seminar in Spanish (3 hours)
Select from the following
Survey of Spanish Literature to 1800
Survey of Spanish Literature 1800 to the Present
Survey of Early Latin American Literature
Survey of Modern Latin American Literature
Spanish electives (3000/4000 level courses)
(may include 3 hours of a 2000-level elective)
Participation in foreign study is strongly recommended for all Spanish majors and minors
Electives to bring total to