Bachelor of Arts
The BA in Spanish is a balanced program of major study in Spanish, language skills development, Ibero-American cultures, politics, history, art, music and literature. Students may elect to minor in another language (German, French), Applied Linguistics, or in another field (such as Business Administration, Anthropology/Sociology, Art History, Film Studies, Geography, Global Tourism, Media Studies, Peace and Social Justice Studies, Professional Communication, and Women’s Studies).
It is estimated that more than 350 million people can speak Spanish fluently, making Spanish the fourth most spoken language in the world. In the United States, 45 million people speak Spanish as a first or second language. In addition, Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in U.S. homes, even among non-Hispanics.
The continuous expansion of international relations makes knowledge of, and fluency in, Spanish a critical skill for today’s professional. Students may pursue careers in education, research, translation, interpretation, diplomacy, banking, technology, commerce, public health, media studies, business, and journalism to name a few. 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, where you can study abroad in Valdivia, Chile for the same price as PSU tuition and keep your financial aid package. 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 4200||Survey of the Literary Masterpieces of Spain I||3|
|SP 4210||Survey of the Literary Masterpieces of Spain II||3|
|SP 4400||Survey of the Literary Masterpieces of Spanish America I||3|
|SP 4450||Survey of the Literary Masterpieces of Spanish America II||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|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
|Students are encouraged to experience a Junior Year abroad. Students are encouraged to minor in another language or to complete the Applied Linguistics minor.|
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.