Bachelor of Arts


DescriptionDegree Requirements

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.

Latin American Literature

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 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 2017-2018 Catalog.

Spanish Minor


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