Majoring / Minoring in Spanish

At least 120 hours are required for graduation. Students also must earn a 2.0 overall GPA, a 2.0 WSU GPA, and a 3.0 GPA in the major, and complete all courses required for Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education. Starting with enrollment for spring 2015, anyone with previous instruction in Spanish must take the placement exam in order to enroll in SPAN 111, 112, 210, 220, and 325.

The placement exam is offered at no cost to students and can be taken at any time from any computer that has internet access.

Students who have never taken a Spanish course can present high school transcripts in the MCLL office (JH 305) to obtain a prerequisite override for SPAN 111.

Please consult with the MCLL office at (316) 978-3180 for additional information.

Requirements are different for native speakers (i.e. attended high school in a Spanish-speaking country). They should obtain the native speaker checklist and consult an MCLL advisor prior to enrollment.

All non-native students and students classified by MCLL as heritage speakers (i.e. native speakers who have not attended high school in a Spanish-speaking country) should follow the checklist below.

Checklist

Requirements for a Minor:
12 hours beyond the SPAN 210 level and must include:

  • SPAN 220 or 221 Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Composition (3)
  • SPAN 223 Selected Spanish Readings I (3)
  • SPAN 325 Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3)
  • 3 elective hours from SPAN 215, SPAN 300 or any class at the 500-level or above

Requirements for a Major :
33 hours minimum, beyond Spanish 210, including the following 21 hours:

  • SPAN 220 or 221 Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Composition (3)
  • SPAN 223 Selected Spanish Readings I (3)
  • SPAN 300 Intermediate Spanish Readings (3)
    (Pre-req for all 500+ literature & civilization classes)
  • SPAN 325 Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3)
  • SPAN 525 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3)
  • SPAN 526 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (3)
  • MCLL 351 Linguistics and Foreign Language (3)
  • 12 elective hours chosen from literature, language, and civilization classes.

Course Related Info

Click here to see the complete Spanish course list with descriptions.

The following classes are taught annually or every two years:

SPAN 505 Spanish Phonetics (3)
SPAN 525 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3)
SPAN 610 Survey of Medieval and Premodern Spanish Literature (3)
SPAN 611 Survey of Modern Spanish Literature (3)
SPAN 620 Survey of Latin-American Literature (3)
SPAN 621 Survey of Contemporary Latin-American Literature (3)
SPAN 623 Special Studies (1-5)**
SPAN 626 Spanish Civilization (3)
SPAN 627 Latin-American Civilization (3)

**repeatable for credit

Additional elective classes at the 500+ level are offered every semester on a rotational basis. Please check our tentative 2021-2022 schedule of classes. You can also consult the Registrar's schedule of courses or speak with an advisor to find out which specific classes are currently being offered.

Complementary courses in linguistics, English, philosophy, history and art history and proficiency in another foreign language are strongly recommended for MCLL majors.

 

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