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2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, BA


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About the Program

Purdue University’s School of Languages and Cultures offers B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Spanish. A minor is also offered in Portuguese, so students have the opportunity of combining Portuguese with their study of Spanish in interesting ways.

Several different degree options are available. The Spanish and Portuguese faculty has outstanding credentials, and shows a strong commitment to both research and teaching. If you choose Purdue for graduate study you can count on receiving individual attention from professors, and on working in a friendly and supportive environment.

Qualified graduate students receive funding for their studies. While the most common source of support is teaching assistantships, other grants are also available. Please take a moment to explore the rich and exciting opportunities that await you at Purdue!

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Spanish  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Languages & Cultures-BA
SPNS
120 Credits

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.67/4.0 in courses used to fulfill major requirements in Spanish.

Spanish Major Requirements (35 credits)


Prerequisite


Before undertaking the major, students must establish proficiency equivalent to Spanish Level IV. Proficiency may be established by taking and passing SPAN 20200 , by exam, or by other evidence acceptable to the School of Languages & Culture. In addition, LC 26100  or ENGL 22700 /SLHS 22700  is a pre-requisite for Requirement C of the major

Area D - Spanish Electives (9 Credits)


Nine hours chosen by the student from Spanish courses at the 40000 or 50000 level, except courses numbered 43000-43900 or 53000-53900.

  • SPAN Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SPAN Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SPAN Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (57 - 58 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements

  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
  •  

  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credits Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (27 - 28 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


15-16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Req D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Req D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Req D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.67/4.0 in courses used to fulfill major requirements in Spanish.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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