B.A. in Languages and Cultures - Spanish Concentration

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements 1
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Language Courses 2
Tier 1: Language Skills
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
SPA 301Advanced Spanish Grammar and Conversation I3
SPA 302Advanced Spanish Grammar and Conversation II3
Tier 2: Proficiency
SPA 315Advanced Readings in Spanish3
SPA 353Introduction to the Study of Language: Spanish3
or SPA 365 Spanish Phonetics
Tier 3: Competency Content
Select one course from each of the following groups:9
Literary Analysis
Spanish Narrative
Spanish-American Narrative
Cultural Analysis
Latin America on Film
Cultures of Spain
Cultures of Spanish America
Language and Linguistics
Study of Bilingualism: An Introduction
History of the Spanish Language
Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Tier 4
SPA 444Advanced Spanish Proficiency Development3
Select one 400-level course in cultural, film, or literary studies3
Second Language
Demonstration of proficiency in a second language through the Intermediate II level, by placement testing or course work through 202 (credit by examination and/or CLEP permitted).
Connections: common to all languages
LAN 327Introduction to Linguistics for Language 33
LNC 368Comparative Cultural Studies3
Immersion Experience 43-12
Immersion study and /or internship work experience is an essential component of the B.A.L.C. curriculum. Languages and cultures are inextricably entwined. The goal of the immersion experience, which is a requirement for graduation, is to enable students to apply linguistic and cultural knowledge in an authentic social context, and for them to experience the challenges and the gratification of living in another culture.
The number of hours available depends on the student’s level of second language proficiency. The student may choose to apply some of these to additional advanced courses in the major area or to continue second or third language study.
Total Minimum Required Credits120

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
MAT ____ 3
Semester Two
WRT 2___ 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
SPK ___ 3
Diversity 3
SPA 301 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Conversation I 3
Year Two
Semester Three
Gen Ed Distributive 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
Interdisciplinary 3
SPA 302 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Conversation II 3
Second Language 101 3
Semester Four
Gen Ed Distributive 3
LAN 327 Introduction to Linguistics for Language 3
SPA 315 Advanced Readings in Spanish 3
Second Language 102 3
Writing Emphasis 3
Year Three
Semester Five
Gen Ed Distributive 3
LNC 368 Comparative Cultural Studies 3
SPA 353
Introduction to the Study of Language: Spanish
or Spanish Phonetics
Second Language 201 3
Writing Emphasis 3
Semester Six
SPA 330
Spanish Narrative
or Spanish-American Narrative
Second Language 202 3
Writing Emphasis 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
SPA 313
Latin America on Film
or Cultures of Spain
or Cultures of Spanish America
SPA 340
Study of Bilingualism: An Introduction
or History of the Spanish Language
or Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Semester Eight
SPA 444 Advanced Spanish Proficiency Development 3
SPA 4___ 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits120