Courses in Spanish enable the student to learn the Spanish language and become familiar with Hispanic cultures. Majors in Spanish also study the outstanding figures of Spanish and Spanish-American literature and civilization, and are prepared for graduate school, teaching, government service and careers in the private sector. For more information, visit the Foreign Languages web page.

Study Abroad - Study abroad is strongly encouraged for all students for minors and majors. JU has summer programs in Spain and Mexico where all levels of Spanish may be studied.

It is strongly suggested that language courses be taken in consecutive semesters. If a student receives an “F” in a course, the student must repeat the course before taking the next course in the sequence.



A major in Spanish consists of a minimum of 27 credit hours in Spanish courses(45 credit hours maximum).  SPAN 301 and SPAN 302 are required. 

Code​ Course​ Credit​
SPAN 301​ Spanish Conversation​ 3​
SPAN 302​ Spanish Composition​ 3​
SPAN xxx​ Additional 21-39 credit hours in Spanish courses numbered​ 21-39​
above 200​
​                                                                                               Subtotal: 27-45​



Code Course Credit
COMM xxx
Any COMM speech-intensive course
(Satisfies SI requirement)
XXX xxx
Three (3) credit hours in a writing-intensive course chosen
from COMM 207WI, ENGL 302WI or ENGL 304WI.​
                                                                                                        Total:​ 33-51





A minor in Spanish requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses numbered above 200. Also, SPAN 301 and 302 are required courses.


Code​ Course​ Credit​
SPAN 301​ Spanish Conversation​ 3​
SPAN 302​ Spanish Composition​ 3​
SPAN xxx​ Additional nine (9) credit hours in Spanish courses numbered​ 9​
​above 200
​                                                                                                        Total: 15​



  • Students who place at the 300-level on the Spanish placement exam will be awarded six (6) hours of credit for SPAN 201 and 202 only upon satisfactory completion, with a grade of “C” or better, of a Spanish course on the 300-level. Students who do not subsequently enroll at the 300-level will still have satisfied the Core Curriculum Global Studies requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree, but without academic credit.
  • Both SPAN 301 and 302 are required for a major or minor in Spanish. SPAN 301 and 302 may not be satisfied through credit by examination.
  • A student must complete Spanish 301 or 302 or obtain the consent of the department before enrolling in more advanced courses. Native speakers of Spanish must have the consent of the instructor before enrolling in SPAN 301 or 302.



Students who plan to teach Spanish on the secondary level should consultation with the School of Education early in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.​