Academic Catalog

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts

The Spanish major prepares students to communicate in Spanish, to understand Hispanic cultures worldwide, to participate in multilingual communities, to draw comparisons and connections between various cultural and linguistic systems, and to connect Spanish with other disciplines in the University and with various professions in the competitive global marketplace of the Upstate and beyond.

General Education Courses
I. Communication
Select two of the following:6
Composition I
Composition II
SPCH U201Foundations in Oral Communication3
II. Mathematics, Logic & Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:3-4
Elementary Statistics
College Mathematics
College Algebra
Calculus for Management and Social Sciences
Precalculus I
Precalculus II
Calculus I
Calculus II
Elements of Discrete Mathematics
Basic Concepts of Elementary Mathematics I
Natural Science (w/lab):
Select one of the following:4
Descriptive Astronomy
and Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Lab
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology II Lab
General Biology
and General Biology Lab
Botany and Society
and Botany and Society Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Chemistry and Society
and Chemistry and Society Lab
Chemistry of Living Things
and Chemistry of Living Things Lab
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
Environmental Geology
and Environmental Geology Lab
Introduction to Physical Science
and Introduction to Physical Science Laboratory
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Math, Logic and/or Natural Science:
Select any additional course listed above or:3-4
Foundations of Human Physiology
and Foundations of Human Physiology Laboratory
Genetics and Society
Human Biology and Society
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Environmental Science
Probability and Statistics
Natural Disasters
Geology of the Southeast
Introduction to Logic and Rhetoric
Deductive Logic
Psychological Statistics
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
III. Information Technology
Information Technology:
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Technology
Introduction to Computer Science
Intro to Digital Studies
Survey of Information Technology
Introduction to Digital Safety
Strategies for Information Discovery
Intro to Music Technology
IV. Fine Arts, Humanities & History
Fine Arts:
Select one of the following:3
African American Culture
Introduction to Art
History of Western Art: Prehistory - Middle Ages
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to Music
History of American Popular Music
Introduction to Southern Studies
Introduction to Theatre Art
Fundamentals in Acting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to World History I
Introduction to World History II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States from 1865
V. World Languages & Culture
World Language: Select 6 Credit Hours from the list below. 16
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
Introductory German I
Introductory German II
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II 2
Intermediate Spanish
VI. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to African American Studies
Understanding Other Cultures 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
American National Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Interpersonal Communication
Leadership Development I
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
VII. General Education Electives
Select any approved general education course or courses, including humanities courses not listed above.6
Major Requirements 4
The following courses are required for all majors:
SPAN U201Intermediate Spanish (or appropriate placement)3
SPAN U202Intermediate Spanish (or appropriate placement)3
One course related to the study of cross cultural encounters such as:3
Understanding Other Cultures
Masterpieces of World Literature
Topics in Literature, Culture and Difference
Global Cultures and Identities
Intercultural Communication
SPAN U301Introduction to Hispanic Literature3
SPAN U309Advanced Spanish Language I3
SPAN U310Advanced Conversational Spanish3
SPAN U314Advanced Spanish Language II3
Select one Spanish Language course of the following:3
Topics in Conversation
Introduction to Translation
Introduction to Interpreting
Spanish for the Professions
Selected Spanish Studies Abroad
Spanish Linguistics
Topics in Spanish Language or Literature (lang. topic)
Select one Spanish Culture Course of the following:3
Hispanic Culture
Spanish Civilization
Latin American Civilization
Selected Spanish Studies Abroad
Topics in Spanish Language or Literature (culture topic)
Select one Spanish Literature Course of the following:3
Discovering Spanish American Writers
Discovering Spanish American Writers
U.S. Latino Literature
Masterworks of Hispanic Literature
Topics in Spanish Language or Literature (literature topic)
SPAN U490Senior Seminar in Spanish3
Select four additional Spanish courses 300- to 400-level 512
Cognate or Minor 4,6
Select 12-18 credits12-18
Select 13-26 credits13-26
Total Hours120

The minimum acceptable level of competency is completion of the 101 level of a language. Students who place into the 102 or higher level of a language satisfy the language requirement but will have additional hours in general education electives, if hours are required by their degree program. 


Or placement into SPAN U201 Intermediate Spanish or above


Recommended for students pursuing the Peace Corps Prep Program


A minimum grade of C is required for all courses.


At least one course beyond SPAN U490 Senior Seminar in Spanish must be 400-level.


In consultation with their advisor