Spanish, B.A.

Spanish, B.A.

The Spanish Bachelor of Arts program is available on both the Tahlequah and the Broken Arrow campuses. All courses from the elementary through the advanced levels are available in Tahlequah; only the advanced courses are taught in Broken Arrow. All 3000 and 4000-level courses are taught in a blended format via web conferencing with students at both sites.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Spanish Bachelor of Arts degree program is to assist students in acquiring an advanced level of proficiency (as defined by ACTFL, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) in all four language domains and in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational forms of communication. 

The program also has the goal of helping students gain a high level of familiarity with both the products and practices of Hispanic cultures so that they can interact successfully with members of these cultures and appreciate their history and achievements.

Finally, the Spanish Bachelor of Arts program seeks to prepare students to utilize their language skills professionally and to become lifelong language learners.

Spanish B.A. Degree Requirements and Course Rotation

The Spanish Bachelor of Arts major consists of 40 credit hours of courses in language, linguistics, culture, and literature. The program also includes a senior seminar course in which students complete and present a research project and prepare a portfolio of their work from selected upper-division courses. Students should consider pairing the Spanish major with one or more minors or a second major in another area of professional interest such as criminal justice, social work, business, or health care.

Any student planning to major in Spanish, whether in the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Arts in Education degree program, should begin language studies during his or her first semester at NSU. Students who took Spanish in high school should speak with the program coordinator about proper course placement, and if they took two or more years of the language, they should consider taking the CLEP exam to obtain college credit. Native or heritage speakers of Spanish should also take the CLEP exam.

SPAN 2123, Intermediate Spanish II, is the prerequisite for 3000-level Spanish courses and 4000-level courses require additional prerequisites. Please consult the NSU catalog or the Spanish program coordinator for more information.

This table will help you plan the courses you can take each semester. Please see the Spanish program coordinator if you have any questions.

Number Course Semesters Offered
SPAN 1113 Elementary Spanish I* Every Semester
SPAN 1123 Elementary Spanish II* Every Fall & Spring
SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I Every Fall & Spring
SPAN 2123 Intermediate Spanish II Every Fall & Spring
SPAN 2313 Intermediate Spanish Conversation Every Spring
SPAN 3113 Advanced Composition & Conversation I Every Fall
SPAN 3123 Advanced Composition & Conversation II Every Spring
SPAN 3223 Latino Cultures of the US Every Fall
SPAN 3503 Introduction to Hispanic Literature Every Spring
SPAN 4123 Advanced Spanish Grammar Every Spring
SPAN 4213 Culture & Civilization of Spain Alternate Spring
SPAN 4223 Culture & Civilization of Spanish America Alternate Spring
SPAN 4503 Survey of Spanish Literature Alternate Fall
SPAN 4553 Survey of Spanish-American Literature Alternate Fall
SPAN 4573 Survey of Spanish Linguistics Every Fall
SPAN 4951 Senior Seminar Every Fall & Spring

*Program prerequisites. May be satisfied by attaining the required score on the CLEP exam or by earning a grade of C or above in SPAN 2113. SPAN 1113 and 1123 may be used to satisfy the Global Perspectives component of the general education requirement.

The table below lists the courses and the number of sections available each semester beginning in fall 2014.

 Number  Course  Sections
 Fall 2014
 SPAN 1113
 Elementary Spanish 1
 6 or 7
 SPAN 1123
 Elementary Spanish II
 2 or 3
 SPAN 2113
 Intermediate Spanish I
 1
 SPAN 2123
 Intermediate Spanish II
 1
 SPAN 3113
 Adv Composition & Conversation I
 1
 SPAN 3223
 Latino Cultures of the US
 1
 SPAN 4503
 Survey of Spanish Literature
 1
 SPAN 4573
 Survey of Spanish Linguistics
 1
 SPAN 4951
 Senior Seminar
 1
 Spring 2015
 SPAN 1113
 Elementary Spanish I
 6
 SPAN 1123
 Elementary Spanish Ii
 3
 SPAN 2113
 Intermediate Spanish I
 1
 SPAN 2123
 Intermediate Spanish II
 1
 SPAN 2313
 Intermediate Spanish Conversation
 1
 SPAN 3123
 Advanced Composition & Conversation II
 1
 SPAN 3503
 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
 1
 SPAN 4123
 Advanced Spanish Grammar
 1
 SPAN 4223
 Culture & Civilization of Spanish America
 1
 SPAN 4951
 Senior Seminar
 1
 Fall 2015
 SPAN 1113
 Elementary Spanish I
 6 or 7
 SPAN 1123
 Elementary Spanish II
 2 or 3
 SPAN 2113
 Intermediate Spanish I
 1
 SPAN 2123
 Intermediate Spanish II
 1
 SPAN 3113
 Advanced Composition & Conversation I
 1
 SPAN 3223
 Latino Cultures of the US
 1
 SPAN 4553
 Survey of Spanish-American Literature
 1
 SPAN 4573
 Survey of Spanish Linguistics
 1
 SPAN 4951
 Senior Seminar
 1
 Spring 2016
 SPAN 1113
 Elementary Spanish I
 6
 SPAN 1123
 Elementary Spanish II
 3
 SPAN 2113
 Intermediate Spanish I
 1
 SPAN 2123
 Intermediate Spanish II
 1
 SPAN 2313
 Intermediate Spanish Conversation
 1
 SPAN 3123
 Advanced Composition & Conversation II
 1
 SPAN 3503
 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
 1
 SPAN 4123
 Advanced Spanish Grammar
 1
 SPAN 4213
 Culture & Civilization of Spain
 1
 SPAN 4951
 Senior Seminar
 1

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Course Catalog Requirements

Degree available at

  • Tahlequah
  • Broken Arrow
  • Online