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Spanish

The second-most widely spoken language in the world, Spanish is a key that opens as many doors in the United States as it does in any of the 21 countries in which it’s the official language. Few other foreign languages enable its bilingual speakers to so immediately connect, interact and discover opportunities (both professional and personal) in the world around them.

The world is your classroom...

The world is your classroom...

As with any foreign language, students are encouraged to learn through immersion, and that means travel! A student can earn Spanish credit abroad as a part of his or her degree program. Students can join MTSU Spanish faculty on an annual immersion program in Cuba (http://www.kiis.org/go/Cuba.php), or study Spanish in Mexico (http://www.kiis.org/go/Mexico.php), Costa Rica (http://www.kiis.org/go/CostaRica.php) or Spain (http://www.kiis.org/go/SpainI.php). Their options are not limited to these trips—with a little extra planning and footwork, a student can also design his or her own unique study abroad experience.

Spanish

Leaping language barriers

Almost any job that calls for communicating with a wide range of people will have good reason to employ someone with Spanish-speaking skills. This is especially true in fields related to education and customer/client service fields. For example, after earning her B.A. in Spanish at MTSU in 2005, Sarafina Croft went on to complete her Master’s degree in Secondary Education at Vanderbilt University and now works as a training specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Besides opening up a host of career opportunities in traditional foreign language fields (teaching, interpreting, etc.), fluency in Spanish is the ultimate “add-on” skill, often catapulting a job seeker ahead of all other competition in industries as diverse as business, law, and government.

Examples include

  • Bilingual customer support
  • Bilingual educator
  • College professor
  • Court interpreter
  • Cultural attaché
  • Cultural events coordinator
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Foreign service officer
  • Immigration officer
  • International account manager
  • Interpreter
  • Proofreader
  • Translator
  • Travel agent
  • Travel guide


Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Department of Children's Services
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of State

Watson Ambruster IV
Lecturer of Spanish
watson.ambruster@mtsu.edu

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Evelyn Autry
Lecturer
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Luciana Prestes Bean
Lecturer
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Dr. Oscar Diaz-Ortiz
Professor, Section Coordinator
oscar.diaz@mtsu.edu

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Rita Maisonneuve
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Theresa McBreen
Associate Professor
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Dr. Deborah Mistron
Professor
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Dr. Richard E. Morris
Professor
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Dr. Soraya Nogueira
Associate Professor
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Dr. Nuria Novella
Professor
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Dr. Jason Lee Pettigrew
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Judith Laury Rusciolelli
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Paolo Volpe-Rinonapoli
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The major in Foreign Languages has four concentrations—FrenchGerman, Japanese, and Spanish—and leads to either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Minors are offered in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Courses in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Kurdish, Latin, Portuguese, and Russian are available.

Interdisciplinary minors coordinated through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures include Classical Studies, Early Modern European Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistic Studies, and Portuguese Studies.

Students in Spanish can study abroad in Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, or Spain in a variety of arrangements for a semester or a full year. Living with a host family allows immersion in the culture and improvement in communication skills.

Students wishing to teach in elementary and secondary schools need to seek licensure in a foreign language. This requires the equivalent of a major in that language (Spanish, French, or German); FL4500 Introduction to Teaching a Foreign Language; and a minor in Education.

Graduate students may pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T).

Spanish (B.A.) Spanish (B.A.)(Study Abroad) Spanish (B.S.) Spanish (B.S.)(Study Abroad) Spanish Teacher Licensure 

The sample schedule below is based on the current undergraduate catalog. It is not a substitute for academic advisement. Contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements or consult the undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years. (Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.)

NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map. Missing milestones could delay your program.

Spanish (B.A.) Academic Map

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
SPAN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 1020 3Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
SPAN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART Minor course3 
Minor course3  General elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
SPAN 30103  SPAN 30203Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
SPAN 3000*1  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3
Minor course3  SPAN 3000*1 
General elective3  Minor course33000–4000 level
General elective3  General elective3 
General elective1PHED recommended General elective33000–4000 level
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL16 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
SPAN 4000-level elective3  SPAN 4000-level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3 
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  Minor course33000–4000 level
Minor course33000–4000 level  General elective33000–4000 level
General elective33000–4000 level  General elective1PHED recommended
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 
*NOTE: An upper-division, 3-hour Spanish elective can be taken in the place of these 2 hours.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
SPAN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
SPAN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
    SPAN 3000*1 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL14 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART General elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
SPAN 30103  SPAN 30203Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3
Minor course3  SPAN 3000*1 
General elective3  Minor course33000–4000 level
    General elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
JUNIOR SUMMER
General elective3  General elective33000–4000 level
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
SPAN 4000-level elective3  SPAN 4000-level course3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
General elective1PHED recommended SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3 
Minor course33000–4000 level SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3 
Minor course33000–4000 level General elective33000–4000 level
General elective33000–4000 level General elective1PHED recommended
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
*NOTE: An upper-division, 3-hour Spanish elective can be taken in the place of these 2 hours.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

In addition to the courses listed on this map, students must meet specific GPA and residency requirements. Graduation information may be accessed here.


 

Spanish (B.A.) (Study Abroad) Academic Map

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro

 

Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
SPAN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
SPAN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART SPAN 3000*1 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
    General elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL17 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Fall term is study abroad in Spanish-speaking country.  SPAN 30203Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
SPAN 30103  Minor course3
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  Minor course33000–4000 level
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  General elective33000–4000 level
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  General elective3 
General elective3  SPAN 3000*1 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
SPAN 4000-level elective3  SPAN 4000-level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  General elective3 
Minor course33000–4000 level Minor course33000–4000 level
General elective33000–4000 level General elective33000–4000 level
General elective1PHED recommended General elective1PHED recommended
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
*NOTE: An upper-division, 3-hour Spanish elective can be taken in the place of these 2 hours.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.


 

Spanish (B.S.) Academic Map

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro

 

Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
SPAN 10103 Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
SPAN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART Minor A course3 
Minor A course3  Minor B course3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
SPAN 30103  SPAN 30203Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
SPAN 3000*1  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3
Minor A course3  SPAN 3000*1 
Minor B course3  Minor A course33000–4000 level
General elective3  Minor B course3 
General elective1PHED recommended General elective1PHED recommended
SUBTOTAL14  SUBTOTAL14 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
SPAN 4000-level elective3Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 4000-level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3 
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  Minor A course33000–4000 level
Minor A course33000–4000 level Minor B course33000–4000 level
Minor B course33000–4000 level Minor B course33000–4000 level
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
*NOTE: An upper-division, 3-hour Spanish elective can be taken in the place of these 2 hours.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
SPAN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
SPAN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Minor A course3  Minor A course3 
    SPAN 3000*1 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL14 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART General elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
SPAN 30103  SPAN 30203Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  SPAN 3000*1
Minor A course3  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3 
Minor B course3  Minor A course33000–4000 level
    Minor B course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Minor B course3  Minor B course33000–4000 level
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
SPAN 4000-level elective3  SPAN 4000-level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
General elective1PHED recommended SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3 
Minor A course33000–4000 level SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3 
Minor B course33000–4000 level Minor A course33000–4000 level
Minor B course33000–4000 level General elective1PHED recommended
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
*NOTE: An upper-division, 3-hour Spanish elective can be taken in the place of these 2 hours.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

In addition to the courses listed on this map, students must meet specific GPA and residency requirements. Graduation information may be accessed here.


 

Spanish (B.S.) (Study Abroad) Academic Map

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro

 

Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
SPAN 10103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 10203Grade of 2.00 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
SPAN 20103Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 20203Grade of 2.00 or higher
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART SPAN 3000*1 
Minor A course3  Minor A course3 
    Minor B course3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL17 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Fall term is study abroad in Spanish-speaking country. SPAN 30203Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
SPAN 30103  Minor A course3
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  Minor A course33000–4000 level
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  Minor B course3 
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  SPAN 3000*1 
General elective3  General elective1PHED recommended
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL14 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
SPAN 4000-level elective3Grade of 2.00 or higher SPAN 4000-level elective3Take FLL proficiency and General Education exams; final check with graduation coordinator
General elective1  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3 
Minor A course33000–4000 level Minor A course33000–4000 level
Minor B course3  Minor B course33000–4000 level
Minor B course33000–4000 level Minor B course33000–4000 level
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL15 
*NOTE: An upper-division, 3-hour Spanish elective can be taken in the place of these 2 hours.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

In addition to the courses listed on this map, students must meet specific GPA and residency requirements. Graduation information may be accessed here.


 

Spanish Teacher Licensure Academic Map

Department of Foreign Language and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro

 

Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
SPAN 2010 (by FLL Placement Exam or AP (Consult with advisor.)*3Grade of 2.75 or higher SPAN 20203Grade of 2.75 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
*NOTE: 6 SPAN credits upon completion of SPAN 2010.    
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
SPAN 30103Grade of 2.75 or higher SPAN 30203Grade of 2.75 or higher
SPAN 3000*1  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART Minor course3 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. YOED 25003Must be admitted to licensure
Minor course3Apply for admission to licensure    
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  SPAN 4000-level elective3
SPAN 3000*1  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
YOED 30003  YOED 33003 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL18 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
SPAN 4000-level elective3Take FLL Proficiency Exam YOED 440012Take General Education exam; final check with graduation coor.
FL 45003    
YOED 40309Consult with advisor    
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 
*NOTE: An upper-division, 3-hour Spanish elective can be taken in the place of these 2 hours.
NOTE: The minimum number of hours for graduation is 120; however, the number of hours required of this program may exceed this depending on the minor chosen and the number of hours awarded through AP or FL placement exam.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 124 (15-hour minor) or 127 (18-hour minor)

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
SPAN 2010 (by FLL Placement Exam or AP (Consult with advisor.)*3Grade of 2.75 or higher SPAN 20203Grade of 2.75 or higher
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH (Math)3MATH 1010 or MATH 1710 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ART 1030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
*NOTE: 6 SPAN credits upon completion of SPAN 2010.    
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
SPAN 30103Grade of 2.75 or higher SPAN 30203Grade of 2.75 or higher
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3HUM 2610 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3Other than ART Minor course3 
SPAN 3000*1  YOED 25003Must be admitted to licensure
Minor course3Apply for admission to licensure    
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3  SPAN 4000-level elective3Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms due
SPAN 3000*1  SPAN 3000–4000 level elective3
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
YOED 30003  YOED 33003 
       
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
SPAN 4000-level elective3Take FLL Proficiency Exam YOED 440012Take General Education exam; final check with graduation coor.
FL 45003     
YOED 40309Consult with advisor    
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 
*NOTE: An upper-division, 3-hour Spanish elective can be taken in the place of these 2 hours.
NOTE: The minimum number of hours for graduation is 120; however, the number of hours required of this program may exceed this depending on the minor chosen and the number of hours awarded through AP or FL placement exam.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 124 (15-hour minor) or 127 (18-hour minor)

In addition to the courses listed on this map, students must meet specific GPA and residency requirements. Graduation information may be accessed here.

Spanish

SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I
3 credit hours
A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking Spanish with an emphasis on conversation.

SPAN 1015 - Spanish for Concrete and Construction Management
3 credit hours
Introduces basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar with specific emphasis on facilitating communication, improving productivity, and promoting safety in the concrete and construction work environment. Cannot be used as prerequisite for SPAN 1020. Open only to majors and minors in Concrete Industry Management and Construction Management Technology.

SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or advanced placement. A continuation of materials introduced in SPAN 1010.

SPAN 1035 - Introduction to Medical Spanish
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Two years of high school language or equivalent recommended. An online introduction to the linguistic and cultural skills needed  to work with Spanish-speaking patients in a healthcare setting.

SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish
6 credit hours
A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. SPAN 1040 counts as combined credit for SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020.

SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: SPAN 1020 or advanced placement. A review of Spanish grammar with reading and oral exercises designed to improve the ability to understand the written and spoken language.

SPAN 2020 - Intermediate Spanish II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 2010 or advanced placement. A continuation of SPAN 2010.

SPAN 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
3 credit hours
(Same as PS 2105, SOC 2105, ART 2105, ANTH 2105, GEOG 2105.) A multidisciplinary, team-taught introduction to Latin America. Covers the cultures and societies of the region: pre-history, history, geography, politics, art, languages, and literatures. Required course for all Latin American Studies minors. Does not count for Spanish major or minor.

SPAN 3000 - Group Conversational Spanish
1 credit hour
Conducted entirely in Spanish by a native speaker and designed to improve students' ability to converse fluently. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit for the major; does not count for the minor. Pass/Fail.

SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

SPAN 3015 - Contemporary Cuba
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Taught in Cuba. Explores Cuban life and culture through history, education, health, economics, politics, art, society, music, and language. Credit may not be applied toward the major or minor in Spanish but may be counted toward the minor in Latin American Studies.

SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

SPAN 3030 - Business Spanish
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or SPAN 3020 or equivalent. Native speakers should consult with instructor. The linguistic and cultural skills necessary to conduct business in a Spanish-speaking setting.

SPAN 3035 - Spanish for Medical Professions
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: SPAN 3010 and SPAN 3020 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. The linguistic and cultural skills to work with Spanish-speaking patients in a healthcare setting.

SPAN 3040 - Intensive Conversational Spanish
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and SPAN 3020. Intensive conversation practice in simulated and real-life situations.

SPAN 3050 - Introduction to Hispanic Studies
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or permission of instructor. Introduction to specialized study in three areas of Hispanic studies: language, culture, and literature.

SPAN 3060 - Introduction to Hispanic Culture
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or permission of instructor. Peninsular Spanish culture focusing on the geography, history, social institutions, values, and beliefs.

SPAN 3070 - Introduction to Latin American Civilizations and Cultur
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or permission of instructor. Historical and cultural overview of Latin America from its early pre-Columbian origins to this region's dynamic realities in the twenty-first century.

SPAN 3075 - Introduction to Mexican Cultures
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3020 or permission of instructor. Introduces various aspects of Mexican cultures, including pre-Colombian cultures, indigenous cultures, arts, literature, music, cinema, folklore, and regional artesanias (crafts). Additional focus on the process of the formation of a national identity and on contemporary political, economic, and cultural issues. Course conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 3080 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3020 or permission of instructor. Acquaints students with a basic knowledge of literary criticism and theory through the study of representative works from both Spanish and Spanish-American literature.

SPAN 3120 - Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent or instructor permission. A practical introduction to phonetic principles involved in achieving native-sounding Spanish pronunciation, including sounds, stress, intonation, and smooth speech styles. Native Spanish speakers or students with native-like Spanish pronunciation may not take this course for credit without instructor permission.

SPAN 3130 - Grammar and Composition
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, SPAN 3020, or permission of instructor. Review of major concepts of Spanish grammar and intensive practice of writing in Spanish.

SPAN 3970 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours
Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Students will participate in professional growth seminars. Requirements of the department must be completed to receive credit.

SPAN 3980 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours
Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Students will participate in professional growth seminars. Requirements of the department must be completed to receive credit.

SPAN 3990 - Study Abroad
3 to 12 credit hours
Prerequisites: One to two years of language study depending on the program or approval of the instructor. Students will spend at least four weeks in a Spanish-speaking country studying Spanish language, literature, and culture. Students may earn credits in study abroad programs approved by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

SPAN 4010 - History of the Spanish Language
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Traces the historical development of Spanish from Latin. Students also become familiar with the characteristics of Old Spanish.

SPAN 4015 - Advanced Spanish Grammar
3 credit hours
Prerequisite:SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. An in-depth study of problematic grammar structures.

SPAN 4020 - Spanish Literature I
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Spanish literature from its beginnings to 1700; emphasis on literary history, styles, and themes. Prose fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and drama included.

SPAN 4030 - Spanish Literature II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Spanish literature from the eighteenth century to the present.

SPAN 4040 - Latin American Literature I
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Latin American literature from pre-Columbian times through Romanticism. Prose fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and drama included.

SPAN 4045 - Topics in Hispanic Cinema
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. A cultural study of the peoples and societies of Latin America and Spain through film.

SPAN 4050 - Latin American Literature II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Major works of Latin American literature from the late nineteenth century to the present.

SPAN 4055 - Cervantes' Don Quixote
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Don Quixote in the social, historical, and cultural context of Spanish Renaissance literature.

SPAN 4060 - Special Topics in Hispanic Studies
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Topics selected from specialized fields of language, culture, or literature.

SPAN 4065 - Studies in Hispanic Popular Culture
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Context, critical analysis, and perspectives on contemporary culture studies and practices. Offers preparation for a better understanding of popular culture in Hispanic countries.

SPAN 4070 - Special Topics in Spanish Literature or Culture
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Topics selected from specialized areas of peninsular Spanish literature or culture.

SPAN 4080 - Theory and Practice of Spanish Drama
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Drama theory and participation in a theatrical production.

SPAN 4090 - Special Topics in Latin American Literature or Culture
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Topics selected from specialized areas of Latin American literature or culture.

SPAN 4900 - Directed Readings in Spanish Literature and Culture
1 to 6 credit hours
Prerequisites: 15 hours of Spanish or permission of instructor. Individualized intensive reading in primary and secondary sources relating to a specific topic in Spanish literature or culture.

SPAN 4910 - Directed Readings in Latin American Literature and Cult
1 to 6 credit hours
Prerequisites: 15 hours of Spanish or permission of instructor. Individualized intensive reading in primary and secondary sources relating to a specific topic in Latin American literature or culture.

SPAN 4920 - Spanish for Reading Knowledge
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Graduate Studies or permission of the instructor. For graduate students seeking proficiency in reading Spanish for research purposes. Open to undergraduates seeking to prepare for graduate study. Will not count toward a major or minor in Spanish or the undergraduate foreign language requirement.