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Spanish, B.A.

Requirements

This four-year degree is a liberal arts degree that provides in-depth study into all facets of the Spanish language and culture. There is no special application process, but students should declare their major by contacting the academic advisor for the Languages department.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning  (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra  (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries  (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses   
  Humanities Distribution [non-language courses only] 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Biology or Physical Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
  SPAN 3030 Spanish Conversation and Composition I 3
and SPAN 3040 Spanish Conversation and Composition II WE (6)  
or SPAN 3050 Advanced Spanish WE (3)  
  SPAN 351G Culture and Civilization--Spain 3
or SPAN 352G Culture and Civilization--Spanish America (3.0)  
  SPAN 3060 Oral Proficiency (1.0)  
or Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)   
  SPAN 4050 Special Topics in Grammar Usage and Style WE 3
  SPAN 4900 Capstone Seminar 3
  Any two upper division Spanish literature courses 6
Elective Requirements: 67 Credits
  Complete 18 credits of any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken. 21
  Any course 1000 level or higher (includes SPAN 1010 - SPAN 1020 - SPAN 2010 - SPAN 202G ) 49

Graduation Requirements:

  1. 120 credit hours (minimum of 40 upper division)
  2. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0, with no grade lower than a "C" for all core and SPAN elective requirements.
  3. Completion of General Education requirements.
  4. Completion of Spanish major core and elective requirements.
  5. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
  7. Students should frequently review their program with faculty or department advisor.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010*or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
General Elective/ MAT 1010 * Intermediate Algebra (recommended) 4
American Institutions-AS Refer to GE (POLS 1000, POLS 1100, HIST 1740, or HIST 1700) 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 15
Notes: *based on placement, see advisor for details
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Quantitative Literacy MAT 1010 recommended** 3
Biology Refer to GE** 3
Social/Behavior Science-SS Refer to GE** 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: **see advisor to discuss best option
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities-HH Refer to GE** 3
Physical Science Refer to GE** 3
PHIL 2050/205G Ethics and Values 3
Fine Art-FF Refer to GE** 3
(SPAN 3030 and 3040) or 3050 * (Spanish Conversation and Composition I and  Spanish Conversation and Composition II WE) or Advanced Spanish WE 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: *based on placement, see advisor for details **see advisor to discuss best option
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science Refer to GE (BB or PP)** 3
SPAN 4050 Special Topics in Grammar, Usage, and Style WE 3
SPAN 351G/352G Culture and Civilization--Spain or Culture or Civilization--Spanish America 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
Spanish Literature 1 SPAN 3610/3620/3630/3640 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Spanish Literature 2 SPAN 3610/3620/3630/3640 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Span or Lang courses not already taken 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Span or Lang courses not already taken 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Span or Lang courses not already taken 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Span or Lang courses not already taken 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN 4900 Capstone Seminar 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Span or Lang courses not already taken 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Span or Lang courses not already taken 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
SPAN Elective/SPAN 3060* Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview (Optional)  
  Semester total: 15
Notes: *OPI is required, class is optional. See Advisor.
  Degree total: 120

Department

Languages and Cultures

The Languages and Cultures department is in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information from the Languages and Cultures department, visit their website.

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