Spanish Major

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.

Study Abroad and Away: 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.

Course Sequence

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. 

Major Requirements

A major in Spanish requires the following:

  • Minimum of 27 credit hours in Spanish courses numbered above 200. (SPAN 301 and 302 are required.)
  • Maximum of 45 credit hours
  • Three (3) hours in a writing intensive course chosen from COMM 207, ENGL 302 or ENGL 304. (The University speech requirement may be met by electing one (1) COMM speech course.)


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