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Foreign Languages and Cultures Degrees – Spanish

Requirements for Spanish Major:

  • At least 40 of the total 120 hours required to graduate from WSU must be in 300-400-level courses.
  • Completion of 101-102- 203 with a grade of C or better (or the equivalent in competence or advanced placement credit/test) to progress into 204.
  • Students with initial placement into 102 and get a B or better qualify for 4 Departmental Advanced Placement credits; students placing initially into 203 or above and getting a B or better qualify for 8 Departmental AP credits. A maximum of 8 AP credits are granted. Initial placement into courses higher than 204 may also qualify for AP credit; see instructor or department for more details.
  • A minimum of 34 credit hours outside the 101-102-203 sequence (or the equivalent in competence or advanced placement credit/test) is required for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Languages.
  • Majors must complete either a minor in a second foreign language, a concentration of at least 16 credits in a related field, or a second major.
  • No course in which a C- or lower grade is earned will be counted toward the major.
  • Upper-division courses taken Pass/Fail may not be included for credit toward the major.
  • No course may be repeated for credit toward the major.
  • No course may count for both the major and the minor.
  • Majors and prospective majors are expected to spend at least one semester abroad, living in the target culture and enhancing their fluency in the language. Many accredited study abroad programs are available; students should work with their advisors in the selection of a program.
  • Of the 34credit-hours required for the Spanish major, a minimum of 15 must be taken at WSU, 6 of which must be at the 400-level.
  • Credits for 105, 205, and 305 may not be applied toward the major.

Spanish Major Checklist

Requirements for Spanish Minor:

  • To fulfill requirements for a minor in Spanish, a student must present a minimum of 16 hours of course work in one language area. 9 of these credits must be outside the sequence 101-102-203-204 and must be at the 300-400 level taught in Spanish and with 6 credits taken at WSU.
  • Completion of 101-102- 203 with a grade of C or better (or the equivalent in competence or advanced placement credit/test) to progress into 204.
  • Students with initial placement into 102 and get a B or better qualify for 4 Departmental Advanced Placement credits; students placing initially into 203 or above and getting a B or better qualify for 8 Departmental AP credits. A maximum of 8 AP credits are granted. Initial placement into courses higher than 204 may also qualify for AP credit; see instructor or department for more details.
  • No course in which a C- or lower grade is earned will be counted toward the minor.
  • Upper-division courses taken Pass/Fail may not be included for credit toward the minor.
  • No course may be repeated for credit toward the minor.
  • No course may count for both the major and the minor.
  • Credits for 105, 205, and 305 may not be applied toward the minor.

Spanish Minor Checklist

Teacher  – Training Program

Students preparing to teach should consult the catalog listing of the Department of Teaching and Learning for certification requirements and for teaching majors and minors. Those who intend to major in foreign languages and education should begin the study of the major language in the first year and of the minor language, if any, not later than the beginning of the second year.  Students are also required to take For L 340 and 440.

Spanish Requirements- Sample 4-Year Course of Study

(120 hours)

Students may earn some equivalent credit in approved study abroad programs. Freshman Year

First Semester  Hours
Engl 101 (if necessary)  [W] (GER) 3
Spanish 101 (if necessary), or higher (102, 203, or 204) 4
GenEd 110 [A] (GER) 3
One from For L 101, 110, 120, or 130 3
Elective1 3
Second Semester  Hours
Biological Lab Science [B] (GER) 4
Spanish 102 or higher (203 or 204) 4
Spanish 105 1
GenEd 111 [A] (GER) 3
One from Spanish 110, 111, 120, 121, 130, or 131 3

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
Spanish 203 or higher (204) 4
Spanish 205 1
Math 103 (if necessary) 3
Physical Lab Science [P] (GER) 4
Social Sciences [S, K] (GER) 3
Second Semester  Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G] (GER) 3
Communication Proficiency [C,W] (GER) 3
Spanish 204 4
Spanish 205 1
Math Proficiency (Math 210 rec) [N] (GER) 3

Junior Year

First Semester Hours
Spanish 306 3
Spanish 307 3
One from: Spanish 310, 311, 320, 321, 350, 351, or 361 3
Intercultural Studies [I, G, K] (GER) 3
Elective1 (For L 340 if FL teaching major) 3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Second Semester Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER) 3
Spanish 305 1
Spanish 308 [M] 3
One from: Spanish 310, 311, 320, 321, 350, 351, or 361 3
Science Elective [B], [P], or [Q] (GER) 4

Senior Year

First Semester Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER) 3
Spanish 407 3
One from: Spanish 450, 451, 452 [M] 3
Electives1 (For L 440 if FL teaching major) 6
Second Semester Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER) 3
Spanish 305 1
Spanish 408 [M] 3
One from: Spanish 450, 451, or 452 [M] 3
Tier III Course [T] (GER) 3
Elective1 3
1 Electives must be represented by a competence in a second foreign language up to and including 204; an approved university minor or a teaching minor; or a second major in another field.

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