World Languages and Cultures B.A. (Concentration in Spanish Studies)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

See World Languages & Cultues Suggested Chronology for four year suggested course rotation.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Area A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II
Accelerated Intermediate Spanish
Elective Courses12-18
Any lower-division course in any field in which knowledge of a world language will benefit the student is acceptable for Area F. Students should consult their advisor on appropriate courses for Area F. Additional language courses are encouraged.
Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary Chinese II
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
Selected Topics in Foreign Languages
Intermediate Foreign Language
Elementary German I
Elementary German II
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
Elementary Japanese I
Elementary Japanese II
Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Japanese II
Elementary Latin I
Elementary Latin II
Intermediate Latin I
Intermediate Latin II
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Major Requirements24
Exploring World Languages and Cultures
Critical Reading and Writing I
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
12 upper-division credit hours in SPAN, at least 6 of which must be at the 4000/5000 level.
3 additional upper-division hours in SPAN or, as approved by the Department Chair, in COML, FORL, or LAST.
Minor or Second Major Required15-30
Select 15-30 credit hours of Minor or Second Major courses (credit hours will vary according to minor or second major)
Free Electives6-21
Select 6-21 credit hours of Electives as needed to complete 124 total credit hours (advisor approved)
Total Credit Hours124

Other Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course in the major.
  • Students must complete the World Languages & Cultures Exit Exam.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 39 upper-division hours.

Honors in Spanish

To graduate with Honors in World Languages & Cultures with a concentration in Spanish Studies, a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College;
  • successfully complete an additional six credit hours in SPAN at the 4000- or 5000-level (for a total of 24-27 hours of upper-division SPAN), three of which must be SPAN 4890 (Honors);
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.


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