May 23, 2018  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
    
2016-2017 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.

Please visit Spanish and Portuguese for more information.

 

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Spanish  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree 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.

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program Major Courses (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 & Cultures. In addition, LC 26100  or ENGL 22700 /SLHS 22700  or LING 20100  is a pre-requisite for Requirement C of the major.

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


Electives (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
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


15 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.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the 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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