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Degree Requirements

The Spanish major consists of a minimum of 30 credits beyond SPA 101-102. The minimum grade of C is required in all major and minor courses. At the end of the program, Spanish majors must satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination that includes an oral component. Students who wish to be certified as Spanish teachers must meet State of Florida requirements. Spanish students are placed according to their level of proficiency and background in one of the following tracks:

Track I (for non-natives learning the language)

  • SPA 101, 102 Elementary Spanish I, II
  • SPA 203, 204 Intermediate Spanish I, II
  • SPA 304 Advanced Spanish
  • SPA 307 Advanced Conversation
  • SPA 315, 316 Reading and Writing I, II
  • SPA 317 Commercial Spanish
  • SPA 320 Structural Analysis of Spanish and English (Permission of instructor required)

Track II (for students from a Hispanic background with no formal training in the language)

  • SPA 315, 316 Reading and Writing I, II
  • SPA 317 Commercial Spanish
  • SPA 320 Structural Analysis of Spanish and English (Permission of instructor required)
  • And, when sufficiently advanced, any Special Topic (300), or other literature courses.

Track III (for native speakers or non-natives with near-native fluency)

30 credits selected from the following after consultation with an advisor:

  • SPA 300 Special Topics
  • SPA 315, 316 Reading and Writing I, II
  • SPA 317 Commercial Spanish
  • SPA 320 Structural Analysis of Spanish and English
  • SPA 325 Introduction to Translation
  • SPA 326 Introduction to Interpretation
  • SPA 355, 356 Major Spanish Authors I, II
  • SPA 359/459 Independent Study
  • SPA 360, 361 Major Hispanic-American Authors I, II
  • SPA 366 The Hispanic-American Novel
  • SPA 440 Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
  • SPA 443 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature
  • SPA 447 Contemporary Hispanic-American Fiction
  • SPA 476 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages, 6-12

Up to six credits in Spanish will be granted for CLEP upon completion of six credits in residence, according to placement. The level of competency will be determined by the Foreign Language faculty.

Up to six credits in Spanish at the 200-level will be granted to students passing the language and/or literature Advanced Placement examination with a score of four or more.

Minor in Spanish

The Spanish minor is available under two options: a) a general minor consisting of 21 credit hours in Spanish and b) the Certificate Program in Translation and Interpretation consists of 21 credit hours with the option of a 6 credit hour internship.

Certificate Program in Translation and Interpretation (24 - 27 credits)

Required courses:

  • SPA 315 Reading and Writing I (3 credits)
  • SPA 316 Reading and Writing II (3 credits)
  • SPA 320 Structural Analysis of Spanish and English (3 credits)
  • SPA 325 Introduction to Translation (3 credits)
  • SPA 326 Introduction to Interpretation (3 credits)
  • SPA 425 Advanced Techniques of Translation (3 credits)
  • SPA 426 Advanced Techniques of Interpretation (3 credits)

Recommended course:

  • SPA 499 Internship (3-6 credits)

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