Foreign Languages - Spanish (Bachelor of Arts)

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Languages, with a concentration in either French or Spanish, as well as minors in the two languages, for students not seeking teaching certification (with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree). The department also offers courses of study leading to teaching certification in the chosen language (see below).

In the 120-hour Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign languages, requirements for the major include a minimum of 36 hours in the language of the concentration:

Course Title Credits
SH 101Beginner's Spanish I3
SH 102Beginner's Spanish II3
SH 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SH 202Intermediate Spanish II3
SH 303Survey of Literature I3
SH 304Survey of Literature II3
SH 310Advanced Grammar and Composition3
SH 320Spanish Conversation3
SH 321Spanish Civilization (WI)3
SH 322Latin American Civilization (WI)3
Select at least two 300/400 level Spanish courses6
Select 12 hours from World Cultures courses 112
Total Hours48

Students with native or near-native language ability must contact the foreign languages department head to determine their proper placement in language courses. Students with previous foreign language experience may be exempted from any or all of the lower-level courses based on their placement test performance; however, the total credit hour requirement (36 hours in the language of concentration) must be fulfilled with other courses in the chosen language. Additionally, courses SH 101 Beginner's Spanish I (3), SH 102 Beginner's Spanish II (3), SH 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3), SH 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3) must be taken in sequence (unless the student is exempted by placement test or has instructor’s permission).

For information concerning teaching certification, please consult the College of Education and Professional Studies entries in this catalog or seek help from the College of Education and Professional Studies Teacher Education Services, in room 207 Ramona Wood Hall.

1 World Cultures Courses: AN 224 Introduction to Anthropology (3)AN 345 Cultural Anthropology (3)ART 111 Survey of Art I (3)ART 112 Survey of Art II (WI) (3), ART 374 19th Century Art History (WI) (3)ART 395 Non-Western Art (3)EH 231 World Literature I: Beginnings to 1660 (3)EH 232 World Literature II: 1660 to Present (3)EH 431 Non-Western Literature (3), PSC 373 Governments of Europe (3)PSC 375 Governments of Latin America (3)PSC 377 Governments of the Middle East (3)PSC 430 Governments of Asia (3)PSC 431 Comparative Politics (3)SW 360 Cultural Diversity and Social Justice (3)SY 360 Ethnic and Minority Group Relations (3)HY 476 Eastern (Asian) Civilizations (3)HY 477 Asian American History (3)HY 480 Colonial Latin America (3)HY 481 Modern Latin America (3), and HY 485 History of Mexico (3).

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
Natural Science sequence 4
History sequence 3
Social and Behavioral Science 3
SH 101 Beginner's Spanish I 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours16
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
EH 141 Speech 3
Natural Science sequence 4
History sequence 3
SH 102 Beginner's Spanish II 3
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
Literature 3
MS 110 Finite Mathematics (or higher) 3
Social and Behavioral Science 3
SH 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
World Cultures Course 1 3
 Hours15
Spring
Fine Arts 3
Humanities 3
SH 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
World Cultures Course 1 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
SH 321
Spanish Civilization (WI)
or Latin American Civilization (WI)
3
Select one of the following: 3
Survey of Literature I  
Survey of Literature II  
Advanced Grammar and Composition  
Spanish Conversation  
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 3
Minor/ Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
SH 321
Spanish Civilization (WI)
or Latin American Civilization (WI)
3
Select one of the following: 3
Survey of Literature I  
Survey of Literature II  
Advanced Grammar and Composition  
Spanish Conversation  
Spanish Elective 300/400 level 3
Minor/Electives 6
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Select one of the following: 3
Survey of Literature I  
Survey of Literature II  
Advanced Grammar and Composition  
Spanish Conversation  
World Cultures Course 1 3
Spanish Elective 300/400 Level 3
Minor/Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Survey of Literature I  
Survey of Literature II  
Advanced Grammar and Composition  
Spanish Conversation  
World Cultures Course 1 3
Minor/Electives 6
Elective 1
 Hours13
 Total Hours120