Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Spanish B.A. – Liberal Arts Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Department of World Languages and Cultures

Location: Candelaria Hall

Email: HSS@unco.edu

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/world-languages-cultures

Advising Information:

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

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of four parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Curriculum (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:

  • All Spanish language courses to be counted for the major and minor must be beyond the first year level.

Program Recommendations:

It is recommended that Spanish majors take HIST 118 and MAS 100 and either MAS 110, MAS 337 or ENG 337.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

1. Liberal Arts Curriculum — 31 credits

To complete the degree in 120 credits as outlined, the program recommends the below LAC courses that also count toward the 42 required major credits.

Any additional coursework completed outside of the recommended list below may extend the length of the program of study.

Written Communication — 6 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Written Communication courses

Mathematics — 3 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Mathematics courses

Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and International Studies — 15 credits

To complete the LAC in the minimum number of credits, be sure to choose at least one course with an IS designation and one course with an MS designation.

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits) and SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits) are recommended to fulfill both the Arts & Humanities and International Studies requirements and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements.

See Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences courses

Natural & Physical Sciences — 7 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Natural & Physical Sciences courses

See Liberal Arts Curriculum

2. Required Major — 42 credits

Intermediate Spanish — 6 credits

Take both of the following courses:

SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish ILAA4LAIS

3

SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish IILAA4LAIS

3

Advanced Spanish — 6 credits

Complete one of the following options:

Non-Heritage Speaker Option

SPAN 301Spanish Grammar

3

and

SPAN 302Spanish Composition

3

Heritage Speaker Option

SPAN 310Spanish for Native Speakers

3

and

SPAN 312Written Spanish for Native Speakers

3

The Heritage Speaker courses must have program approval through a placement exam.

Advanced Language & Culture Studies — 30 credits

Take all of the following courses:

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 three of the following elective courses in addition to requirements above (at least one course must be 400 level):

SPAN 303Spanish Conversation

3

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 — 29 credits*

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 29 credits.

*Note: Students who apply the recommended courses to both the liberal arts curriculum and the major requirements will have an increased number of university wide electives to apply to this degree. See your advisor for details.

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