Spanish- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 268 Irvin Hall, 513-529-4500.

No courses in Spanish may be taken credit/no credit. Courses taken cannot fulfill more than one requirement for the Spanish major.

This program offers students the opportunity to study language, literature, and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Courses are offered in Spanish language and conversation, Spanish in specialized settings such as health care and business, and Spanish linguistics. Courses on the literatures and cultures of peninsular Spain and Spanish America explore the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world.

The department offers a number of its own study-abroad programs in Spain and Latin America, which are available during Summer and Winter terms. These are complemented by approved programs for study in Spanish-speaking countries during Fall or Spring semesters.

Program Requirements

(36 semester hours in SPN)

Note: SPN 101, SPN 102, SPN 111, SPN 201, SPN 202 or SPN 203, and SPN 211, do not count in the required 36 hours.

Required Core Courses
SPN 311Grammar Review and Introductory Composition3
SPN 312Introduction to Spanish Language/Linguistics3
SPN 315Intro to Hispanic Literatures3
Required Intermediate Courses
SPN 351Cultural History of Spain I3
or SPN 361 Spanish American Cultural History I
SPN 352Cultural History of Spain II3
or SPN 362 Spanish American Cultural History II
SPN 381Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture I3
or SPN 382 Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture II
Required Advanced Courses
Select from any 400/500 SPN courses6
Required Capstone Course
SPN 490Issues in Hispanic Literature, Linguistics, or Culture3
Major Electives
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Any 300 or 400-level SPN course
Afro-Brazilian Diaspora Through Film and Arts
Brazilian Women through Literature and Film
Study Abroad Requirement
9 hours in an approved study abroad program in a Spanish-speaking country (can be used to satisfy other major requirements--no additional hours required)
Total Credit Hours36

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing SPN 315 (Intro to Hispanic Literatures) AND SPN 490 (Issues in Hispanic Literature, Linguistics, or Culture).

Teacher Licensure

Students who wish to combine teacher licensure with an Arts and Science major must observe the rules, procedures, and restrictions pertaining to admission to a licensure cohort as outlined in the College of Education Health and Society chapter. For information, contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education Health and Society, 202 McGuffey Hall, 513-529-6418.