Spanish Major

The Spanish program at WOU offers a BA in Spanish degree. Our faculty offer classes in all major time periods and geopolitical spaces that configure the rich field of Hispanic studies. The major provides students with a broad knowledge of the language, literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. A student with a BA in Spanish will be able to speak and write at a professional level, and the major is an excellent preparation for graduate school in diverse fields such as Spanish, Comparative Literature, Linguistics, History, Latin American Studies, Latino/Chicano Studies, etc. Our Spanish BA is also a desirable credential for a career in teaching, business, government, social services and pertinent non-governmental organizations.

Spanish: (53 credits)

A student will need 53 credits beyond SPAN 103 for a Spanish Major.

Second-Year Spanish (12) (students who place above second year can take the CLEP test and/or 12 credits of upper-division courses)

Third-Year Spanish (12) SPAN 301, 302, 303 or SPAN 317, 318, 319 or SPAN 311, 312,

Linguistics (4)
Choose one: SPAN 350, 379, 380

Literature (4)
Choose one: SPAN 328, 360, 370, 371

Culture (4)          
Choose one: SPAN 338, 339, 340, 342

Capstone (1)
SPAN 492


Upper-division Electives (16), with a minimum of 3 courses at the 400-level.



Spanish Department

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