Spoken in twenty-nine countries by more than 450 million people, Spanish is the primary language of the Americas and the second tongue of the United States. The Spanish Program at Idaho State University encourages proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish by engaging students directly in the Spanish-speaking world. We offer courses in Peninsular, Spanish American, and US Latino / Hispanic literatures and cultures, as well as courses in linguistics, translation, business, and the professions. In addition, many of our students enter Study Abroad programs through universities in Spain and Latin America where we honor agreements for the transfer of credits. The Department of Languages and Literatures works closely with medical and court interpretation programs, government agencies, and the College of Business to keep students abreast of demands for their skills in the public and private sector. Many students earn a double major in Spanish and another of the university's fine programs in Health Care, Computer Science, Political Science, Business, Anthropology, English, Law Enforcement, International Studies or Education. Our faculty and students work together in the classroom and in the community to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to lead productive lives in a multicultural nation. Graduating with a degree in Spanish from Idaho State University guarantees a well-rounded and comprehensive university education which will enhance your employment opportunities and fully prepare you for graduate studies.

Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Language Component:

SPAN 2201                    Intermediate Spanish I                                                             4 cr
SPAN 2202                    Intermediate Spanish II                                                           4 cr
SPAN 3301                    Spanish Conversation and Composition I                           3 c
SPAN 3302                    Spanish Conversation and Composition II      3 cr
SPAN 3341                    Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization I                  3 cr
SPAN 3342                    Survey of Latin American
                                         Literature and Civilization                                                      3 cr

Choose Option 1 or Option 2 below                                                              18 or 22 cr

Option 1:  18 Additional Credits

Select at least 12 credits from elective upper-division courses in Spanish, CMLT, LANG, or in related fields in the College of Arts and Letters, or 3-12 credits of upper-level study abroad (dependent on length of stay and level of course work) using the 3305 course in Spanish. 
Students may select 6 of these 18 credits from courses in lists A and B, below: 

A -- Recommended for students without immersion experiences or who enter language study below the 3000 level

SPAN 2200                    Intermediate Enrichment*                                                      3-4 cr
SPAN 2210                    Spanish for Health Care I                                                         3 cr
SPAN 2211                    Spanish for Health Care II                                                       3 cr
SPAN 3300                    Intensive Conversation                                                           3 cr
CMLT 2207                   Contemporary European Culture                                          3 cr
CMLT 2208                   Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World                             3 cr

*This is a variable-credit course repeated to obtain the required number of credits.

B -- Recommended for students with immersion experiences or who enter language study at the 3000 level

ANTH 2250                   Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology                     3 cr
CMLT 2207                   Contemporary European Culture                                          3 cr
CMLT 2208                   Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World                             3 cr
HIST 2249                     World Regional Geography                                                    3 cr
LANG 1107                    Nature of Language                                                                  3 cr
POLS 2221                     Introduction to International Relations                               3 cr

Option 2:  Second Language: 22 Additional Credits

Second language: French, German, or Japanese. Students take the following courses in their chosen second language: 

1101 and 1102             Elementary I and II                                                                  8 cr
2201 and 2202             Intermediate I and II                                                                8 cr
Two upper-division courses in the chosen language                                               6 cr

Minor in Spanish

SPAN 1101, 1102               Elementary Spanish I and II                                         8 cr
SPAN 3301 or 3302           Spanish Conversation and Composition I or II         3 cr
One elective upper-division course in Spanish                                                       3 cr

Either the following tree courses (10 credits): 

SPAN 2200                         Intermediate Enrichment*                                            2 cr
SPAN 2201, 2202               Intermediate Spanish I and II                                       8 cr

Or the following three courses (10 credits):

SPAN 2200                         Intermediate Enrichment*                                            4 cr
SPAN 2210, 2211               Spanish for Health Care                                                 8 cr

Choose ONE of the following  (3 cr):

CMLT 2207                         Contemporary European Culture                                3 cr
CMLT 2208                         Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World                    3 cr
CMLT 2209                         Cultures of Asia                                                               3 cr

*This is a variable-credit course that may be repeated to obtain at least 2 credits.



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