Requirements for the major

I. Departmental requirements: 

A. Completion of 21 hours, of which no more than 3 may be lower division (2302) and no more than 3 may be taken as Internship. Upper division hours will include: 

  1. SPAN-3301 
  2. SPAN-3330 or SPAN-3331 
  3. SPAN-3332 

B. Completion of one of the following additional requirements

  1. Nine additional credit hours of upper division courses in Spanish (students have the option of substituting up to three hours of Spanish across the Curriculum courses); OR 
  2. Three upper division credit hours in another language plus six additional credit hours in other courses approved by the major advisor and the department chair. 
II. University requirements:

Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours. 


In order to be granted full acceptance for admission to a major in Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish, a student must have completed the SPAN-3301 course in that language with a grade of C or better.


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers an Honors Program in Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. The requirements for Honors in Modern Languages and Literatures are the same as the university requirements. A full description of the program is available in the departmental office.

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  Bruce T. Holl, Ph.D. (Chair)


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