A Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Marian University will prepare students for their first professional experience after graduation. Students will study how to apply what they learn in the classroom to the real world of business, education, healthcare or a social service profession.
As a Marian University Spanish graduate, in our culturally diverse, global economy, you will find increasing opportunities for leadership and lucrative employment or graduate school opportunities. Individuals speaking Spanish are sought after by businesses for not only international business activities, but also interpreter positions. Education, healthcare and social service industries also have an increased demand for well-versed Spanish speaking professionals.
General Education Program: 46-49 University requirements
45 credits as follows:
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPA 301 Latin American Civilizations, 3 cr.
SPA 401 Introduction to Literary Studies in Spanish, 3 cr.
SPA 402 Hispanic Literature of Social Conscience, 3 cr.
ENG 412 Introduction to Language, 3 cr.
18 credits from the following courses taught in Spanish:
SPA 302 History and Culture of Spain, 3 cr.
SPA 311 Advanced Spanish Grammar, 3 cr.
SPA 312 Advanced Composition and Conversation in Spanish, 3 cr.
SPA 404 Special Topics, 3 cr.
SPA 411 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature, 3 cr.
SPA 412 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature, 3 cr.
SPA 413 Twentieth Century Hispanic Literature, 3 cr.
SPA 414 Independent Study, 1-3 cr.
SPA 497 Internship, 1-3 cr.
3 credits from the following courses taught in English:
SPA 320 Hispanic Experience in the United States, 3 cr.
SPA 322 To Be A Woman in Latin America, 3 cr.
SPA 324 Truth and Memory in Latin America, 3 cr.
18-24 minor credits in an academic minor to be selected for a variety of programs offered in all departments or a minor in another language.
• Semester of study abroad during which the student will take three courses in Hispanic language and literatures that will count toward nine of the 42 credits.
• Successful completion of the Oral Proficiency Interview at the advanced level.