Spanish B.A. – Liberal Arts Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Joy Landeira, Ph.D., Chair

Location: Candelaria 0295

Telephone: 970.351.2811

Website: www.unco.edu/hispstds

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of four parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Required Minor Credits
  4. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Students develop a functional proficiency in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and an appreciation and understanding of the civilization and culture of the Hispanic world.

Students become functionally proficient in the Spanish language with a broad understanding and knowledge of the civilization and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or better (GPA 2.0 or above) for all Spanish courses in the major.
  • All Spanish language courses to be counted for the major and minor must be beyond the first year level.
  • In order to gain permission to apply for graduation, a Spanish major must successfully pass the program's oral proficiency interview.

Program Recommendations:

It is recommended that Spanish majors take HIST 118 and MAS 100 and either MAS 110, MAS 337 or ENG 337. Students who wish to take additional electives may select HISP 102.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 6 credits

LAC area 3.d. — Foreign Languages

SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I

3

SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II

3

Remaining LAC — 34 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 36 credits

Take all of the following courses:

SPAN 301Spanish Grammar

3

SPAN 302Spanish Composition

3

SPAN 303Spanish Conversation and Film Studies

3

SPAN 304Introduction to Hispanic Literature

3

SPAN 305Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

3

SPAN 470Spanish for Oral Proficiency

3

Choose two of the following courses:

SPAN 321Spanish Civilization and Culture

3

SPAN 331Latin American Civilization and Culture

3

SPAN 341Mexican and Mexican American Civilization and Culture

3

Choose two of the following courses:

SPAN 450Masterpieces of Spanish Literature

3

SPAN 451Masterpieces of Latin American Literature

3

SPAN 457Masterpieces in Chicano/a Literature

3

Choose two of the following elective courses in addition to requirements above:

(at least one course must be 400 level)

SPAN 321Spanish Civilization and Culture

3

SPAN 331Latin American Civilization and Culture

3

SPAN 341Mexican and Mexican American Civilization and Culture

3

SPAN 405Spanish Phonetics and Dialects

3

SPAN 406Introduction to Translation

3

SPAN 450Masterpieces of Spanish Literature

3

SPAN 451Masterpieces of Latin American Literature

3

SPAN 455Literature for Children and Adolescents

3

SPAN 456Spanish and Latin American Short Story

3

SPAN 457Masterpieces in Chicano/a Literature

3

SPAN 459Hispanic Drama

3

3. Required Minor — 18 credits

4. University-Wide Credits — 26 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 26 credits.

NOTE: Courses with the SPAN prefix are taught in Spanish and courses with the HISP prefix are taught in English.

Heritage Speakers Option:

Heritage speakers of Spanish with program approval through placement test may substitute SPAN 310, SPAN 311 and SPAN 312 for SPAN 301, SPAN 302 and SPAN 303.

Required Major Credits — 9 credits

SPAN 310Spanish for Native Speakers

5

SPAN 311Spanish for Native Speakers

1

SPAN 312Written Spanish for Native Speakers

3

SPAN 310 and SPAN 311 are co-requisites.