Bachelor of Arts


DescriptionDegree Requirements

The BA in Spanish is a balanced program of major study in Spanish, language skills development, Peninsular (Spain) and Latin American cultures, politics, history, art, music and literature. Students may elect to minor in French, Applied Linguistics, or in another field.

Globalization and the continuous expansion of international relations makes knowledge of and fluency in Spanish a critical skill for today’s professional. BA Spanish graduates pursue  careers in education, research, translation, interpretation, diplomacy, banking, technology, commerce, public health, law, media studies, business, and journalism. The demand for multilingual personnel extends to all fields of enterprise including non-profit organizations.

While at Plymouth State University, students are encouraged to study abroad. We have a direct exchange program with the Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile for the same price as PSU tuition with a financial aid package if applicable.  We also have numerous study abroad opportunities in several Spanish-speaking countries, such as Spain, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Costa Rica.

The BA in Spanish is a balanced program of study in language, culture, and literature.

Degree Requirements (120 credits)


SP 3030 Advanced Spanish (GACO) (TECO) 3
SP 3120 Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
SP 3140 Spanish American Culture and Civilization 3
SP 3220 Advanced Spanish Composition (WRCO) 3
SP 3330 Spanish Conversation, Phonetics, and Phonology 3
SP 4370 Literature of Spain 3
SP 4380 Latin American Literature 3
SP 4800 Spanish Capstone Seminar 3
SP Spanish electives [not SPDI] 12
IS 4370 Hispanic Culture in the United States (DICO) (INCO) 3
LL 2000 Introduction to Language and Linguistics (QRCO) 3
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 36-34
Students are encouraged to experience study abroad.

*All course information is from the 2018- 2019 Catalog.

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