Spanish Education

General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following, one must come from the Natural and Physical Sciences category8
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 1
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 1
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Popular/Rock Music
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39

Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

Major Requirements

SPAN 1011st Year Spanish I3
SPAN 1021st Year Spanish II3
SPAN 2012nd Year Spanish I3
SPAN 2022nd Year Spanish II3
SPAN 215Spanish Conversation3
SPAN 220Introduction to Hispanic Literature & Culture3
SPAN 251Spanish Grammar and Composition3
SPAN 350Hispanic Culture and Civilization3
SPAN 391Global Seminar2
SPAN 396Travel to a Spanish Speaking Country2
SPAN 420Readings in Hispanic Literature3
SPAN 451Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition3
SPAN 490Methods of Teaching Spanish3
SPAN 491Senior Capstone2
Total Credits39

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement  39 Hrs
Total Professional Education Sequence 32-33 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

Professional Education Sequence

Professional Education Sequence
EDUC 240Educating Exceptional Students3
EDUC 250Introduction to Education3
EDUC 283Understanding Cultural Diversity in Education3
EDUC 300Educational Technology2
EDUC 351Secondary Practicum and Classroom Management1
EDUC 352Culturally Diverse Practicum1
or EDUC 464 Practicum in the ELL Classroom
EDUC 375Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 2
EDUC 400Educational Psychology2
EDUC 450Trends in Assessment and Educational Issues2
EDUC 480Student Teaching (Secondary)10
PSYC 250Developmental Psychology3
Total Credits32

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.


Plan of Study

First Year
CIS 170 (Gen Ed)3COMM 110 (Gen Ed)3
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 120 (Gen Ed)3
HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3
SPAN 1013SPAN 1023
UNIV 1501Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4 
 16 16
Second Year
EDUC 2503EDUC 2403
SPAN 2013EDUC 2833
Literacies (Gen Ed)3ENGL 2131
Social Sciences (Gen Ed)3Art or Music (Gen Ed)3
Mathematics (Gen Ed)3SPAN 2023
 SPAN 2153
 15 16
Third Year
EDUC 3521EDUC 3002
PSYC 2503EDUC 3752
SPAN 2203SPAN 3962
SPAN 2513SPAN 4513
SPAN 3912Elective3
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)3Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
EDUC 3511EDUC 48010
EDUC 4002SPAN 4912
EDUC 4502 
SPAN 4203 
SPAN 4903 
 15-17 12
Total Credits 120-122

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Possess strong reading and writing skills in comprehending, interpreting, and producing texts in Spanish
  2. Be capable speakers and listeners of Spanish
  3. Evidence understanding of Spanish and Hispanic histories and cultures
  4. Develop an awareness of how language impacts culture and how culture impacts language