BA in Spanish

The BA in Spanish Studies (Native Speaker) is designed for students who want to know more about Hispanic civilization and who are interested in professions such as medicine, law, teaching, and journalism, as well as those wishing to pursue graduate studies in Spanish.  The program also complements such majors as Communications, English, French, History, Music, Nursing, and Social Work.  It requires a minimum of 36 credits.  

Major - 36+

Core - 18

SPAN 171   Elementary Spanish I                                                               3 credits
SPAN 172   Elementary Spanish II                                                             3 credits
SPAN 275   Intermediate Spanish                                                              4 credits (or ACA equivalent)
SPAN 280   Spanish Conversation and Composition                             3 credits (or ACA equivilent)
Choose one of the following courses:
SPAN 416   Spanish for Native Speakers                                                  3 credits
SPAN 420   Advanced Spanish                                                                    3 credits
Choose one of the following courses:
SPAN 426   Culture of Spain                                                                        3 credits
SPAN 436   South American Culture                                                         3 credits

Concentration - 18

Language, Literature, and Culture

SPAN 438   Mexico & Central American Culture                                   3 credits
SPAN 439   Hispanic Caribbean Culture                                                 3 credits
SPAN 446   Spanish & Latin American Drama                                       3 credits
SPAN 448   Spanish & Latin American Literature & Film                    3 credits
ILGS  400   Topics in Culture                                                                      3 credits
                      Electives                                                                                    3 credits

Translation & Interpretation

SPAN 325   Spanish for the Medical Professions                                 3 credits
SPAN 447   Spanish for Translation                                                         3 credits
SPAN 449   Spanish for Interpreters                                                       3 credits
SPAN 470   Spanish for Business                                                             3 credits
ILGS  400   Topics in Culture                                                                     3 credits
                      Electives                                                                                    3 credits


Spanish major electives selected in consultation with an advisor from SPAN/GBST/ILGS courses to total 24 credits.

*All non-native speakers are required to attend a full academic year, excluding summer sessions, in the Adventist 
Colleges Abroad (ACA) program at Colegio Adventista de Sagunto, Spain, or Universidad Adventista del Plata, Argentina.