This major allows students to acquire an active command of written and spoken Spanish, with a knowledge of historical and contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world. It is designed to complement programs such as Film Studies, English, History, Management, Music, and Education. Spanish majors must study in Spain or Latin America through our exchange programs or through other approved programs. Students planning to study abroad must consult with the Global Education Office and Spanish faculty before departure to arrange for program approval and transfer of credit and detailed study away requirements. Students must meet with Modern Language faculty for preapproval and additional proficiency requirements. Students seeking teacher certification in French or Spanish must also take the Oral Proficiency Interview and attain a score of "Advanced Low" or higher.
New students who have had no prior Spanish should register for IHSP 101. Students with one or two years of successful high school study or one college semester should register for IHSP 102. Students with three or more high school years or two college semesters should register for IHSP 103. Students must consult Spanish faculty to find the most appropriate level.
Each student must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English as specified by the Language Requirement for Students with Majors in the School of Arts and Humanities.
A student majoring in Spanish satisfies this requirement by virtue of completing course requirements for the major.
Integrative Studies Requirements
40 credits minimum
SP 201 Intermediate Spanish
SP 315 Conversation & Composition I
SP 316 Conversation & Composition II
SP 325 Introduction to Spanish Literature
SP 350 Study in Spain or Latin America
SP 405 Contemporary Spanish Usage
SP 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SP 495 Seminar
Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.