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Why learn Spanish?

  • With over 41 million Spanish speakers in the United States, the U.S. has the 2nd largest Spanish-speaking population.
  • In today's diverse work environment, speaking Spanish is always preferred and often required as part of many careers. Learning Spanish will open many doors and provide you with an instant competitive advantage.
  • Due to the similarity between English and Spanish words and because written Spanish is almost completely phonetic,  it is one of the easiest world languages to learn.  

Below you will find the Spanish major and minor descriptions and requirements.

Our web page will be updated soon with more information about our Heritage Spanish Program. For questions about our Heritage program, contact: Loren Chavarría at

NEW! Both the Spanish B.A. and the Spanish Minor are now offered fully online as well.






Learning Outcomes:

  1. Literacies
    • Demonstrate Intermediate-High or equivalent proficiency on an officially certified oral examination in a language other than English.
    • Read and analyze written literary and nonfiction genres from multilingual and non-English speaking cultures in their original language.
    • Understand, analyze, and interact with visual and multimodal genres such as film, video, and social media from multilingual and non-English speaking cultures.
  2. Identities and Intersections
    • Explore and reflect on the experiences of members of linguistic or cultural communities that have been historically marginalized due to race, gender, sexual identity, social class or other social constructs.
    • Understand, analyze and reflect on personal identity and positionality in global/polycultural contexts.
    • Describe ways in which linguistic behavior is used to reinforce social identities.
  3. Social Architecture and Power
    • Understand and explain the concept of colonialism and identify its social and economic effects in different parts of the world.
    • Describe the role of language in creating and maintaining systems of ideological and social control.
  4. Intercultural Engagement
    • Interact with community organizations affiliated with multilingual and non-English speaking communities.
    • Experience everyday life in multilingual and non-English speaking communities for at least one full term.
    • Integrate academic topics from the classroom with multilingual/polycultural interpersonal relationships.

Program Tabs

Undergraduate Electives: 
SPAN 311 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3)
SPAN 312 Intermediate Writing Skills (3)
SPAN 313 Spanish Language Through Culture (3)
SPAN 314 Third-Year Spanish for Native Speakers (3)

SPAN 315 Third-Year Spanish for Native Speakers (3)

SPAN 316 Third-Year Spanish for Native Speakers (3)
SPAN 317 Directed Reading and Writing in Spanish (3)
SPAN 318 Intro to Spanish Language Literature (3)
SPAN 319 Spanish for Business (3)
SPAN 320 Spanish Conversation (3)
SPAN 327 Mexican-American Lit & Comp for Span Heritage Lang Learners (3)

SPAN 331 the Cultures of Spain and Portugal (3)

SPAN 332 The Cultures of Spain and Portugal (3)
SPAN 333 Cultures of Spain and Portugal (3)
SPAN 336 Latin American Culture (3)
SPAN 337 Latin American Culture (3)
SPAN 338 Latin American Culture (3)
SPAN 339 Mexican Immigrant Experience in the United States (3)
SPAN 344 Selected Topics in Literature (3)
SPAN 350 Phonetics and Pronunciations (3)
SPAN 351 Hispanic Linguistics (3)
SPAN 379 Proctor Experience (1)
SPAN 388 Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Study Centers (1-12)
SPAN 399 Special Topics (1-16)
SPAN 401 Research (1-16)
SPAN 402 Independent Study (1-16)
SPAN 403 Thesis (1-16)
SPAN 405 Reading and Conference (1-16)
SPAN 407 Seminar (1-16)
SPAN 410 Internship (1-15)
SPAN 411 Specialized Grammar or Linguistics Topics (3)
SPAN 412 Advanced Composition (3)
SPAN 413 Advanced Communications Skills (3)
SPAN 435 Special Topics in Latin American Culture (3)
SPAN 438 Selected topics in Luso-Hispanic Culture (3)
SPAN 439 Topics in Mexican Culture as Evidenced Through Mexican Film (3)
SPAN 444 Selected Topics in the Literature of Spain (3)
SPAN 445 Selected Topics in the Literature of Latin America (3)
SPAN 446 Recent Latin American Literature (3)
SPAN 447 Mexican Women Writers (3)
SPAN 448 Latin American Great Works (3)
SPAN 453 Spanish Sociolinguistics (3)
SPAN 455 Intro to Spanish Translation (3)
SPAN 456 Spanish in the United States (3)
SPAN 461 Fifth-Year Spanish (3)
SPAN 462 Fifth-Year Spanish (3)
SPAN 463 Fifth-Year Spanish (3)
SPAN 470 Advanced Spanish Coordinated Studies (1-30)
SPAN 488 Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Study Centers (1-12)
SPAN 499 Special Topics (1-16)