TCC to NSU Tahlequah: Spanish

TCC Associate in Arts – International Language Studies (Spanish) to NSU Tahlequah Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Tulsa Community College to NSU, Smart Choice

Major FAQs

NSU Spanish, B.A.: 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.

Major guidelines / regulations: The core curriculum for the AA in Spanish degree at TCC and other courses outlined in the degree plan will be accepted as satisfying the general education and computer proficiency requirements for the BA in Spanish at NSU. When you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete around 60 more hours in order to earn your BA. It is necessary to consult with an advisor from the Spanish unit when selecting classes so that there is no duplication. Spanish has a minimum grade requirement: You must earn a grade of “C” or better in courses to be used for either major or minor credit. Grades lower than a “C” in NSU or transfer courses will not apply for major or minor credit.  A maximum of 20 hours can be transferred toward the major requirements at NSU.

Specialized Course Requirements for Associate in Arts Degree in Spanish – 18 Credit Hours

TCC COURSE NSU COURSE
^SPAN 1103 Spanish I SPAN 1113, Elementary Spanish I
*^SPAN 1213 Spanish II SPAN 1123, Elementary Spanish II
*SPAN 1313 Spanish III SPAN 2113, Intermediate Spanish I
*SPAN 1413 Spanish IV SPAN 2123, Intermediate Spanish II
*SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I
*SPAN 2213 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3113, Advanced Composition & Conversation I
major elective**

What it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree from NSU.  If you don’t complete your AA at TCC, you will need to meet NSU’s specific general education requirements.  You must have at least 124 hours completed to earn a bachelor’s degree.  Of those hours, 60 must be from a university (4 year school), 40 must be junior and senior (3000/4000) level, and half of the hours in your major must be from NSU.  You must also be both English and computer proficient.  This means that you must pass English Composition I & II with a “C” or better and demonstrate computer proficiency (high school or college course work / test).  Therefore, when you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete around 64 more hours in order to earn your bachelor’s degree.

General FAQs

Transferring to NSU is a seamless process.  Although you can transfer to NSU at any time in your academic career, the smoothest transition occurs if you have earned or will earn an AA or AS from TCC.  This milestone will also meet your general education requirements at NSU (unless it is a specific NSU requirement for you to graduate).

How do my Tulsa Community Colleges classes transfer to NSU?  Every class you take at TCC will transfer to NSU.  Each class counts in one of the following categories that make up a bachelor’s degree: general education, major, minor, or free elective.  Minors (18 hours) are a coherent set of courses in a discipline or interdisciplinary grouping other than a student's degree program.  Free electives can be selected from any academic area.  They allow you to explore academic interests outside of your major while counting toward the 124 hours you need to graduate.  If you completed a class at TCC that does not meet one of the other specific requirements, it will count as a free elective, up to the first 64 hours.  If you complete more than 64 hours at the associate degree level, all courses will transfer to NSU, but only the first 64 hours will apply to your degree.  You must have 60 hours from a four-year institution to meet state requirements for graduation with a baccalaureate degree.

When can you start taking NSU classes?  You can begin taking classes at NSU while you are completing your AA or AS at TCC.  This is called dual enrollment; many students do this each semester.  Consult an NSU academic advisor and a financial aid counselor to see how dual enrollment can work for you.

Freshman Year at TCC

Fall Semester

  • ENGL 1113 Composition I
  • HIST 1483 or 1493 US History
  • MATH course
  • SPAN 1103 Spanish I
  • SPAN 1213 Spanish II

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • ENGL 1213 Composition II
  • POLS 1113 American Federal Government
  • General Education Lab Science (4-5 hours)
  • SPAN 1313 Spanish III
  • SPAN 1413 Spanish IV

Total: 15-16 hours

Note: This four-year plan of study is an example only. Students who have studied Spanish previously may be able to obtain TCC credit through testing for prior learning and begin their studies at a higher level. The list above also assumes that the student is able to take two Spanish courses per semester in sequential eight-week sessions.

Sophomore Year at TCC

Fall Semester

  • COMM 1113 Public Speaking
  • Humanities (3 hours)
  • General Education Non-Lab Science (3 hours)
  • SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 2213 Intermediate Spanish II

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • Humanities (3 hours)
  • Controlled electives Spanish course (3 hours)
  • Controlled electives Spanish course (3 hours)
  • CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications or recommended elective
  • Required Elective (PSYC, Social Sci. Fine Arts)

Total: 15 hours

Note: All courses listed here are TCC courses. The list above assumes that the student is able to take the intermediate Spanish courses in sequential eight-week sessions in the fall semester. 

Junior Year at NSU

Fall Semester

  • SPAN 3223 Latino Cultures of the US
  • Minor Course work (6 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (6 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • SPAN 3223 Latino Cultures of the US
  • SPAN 3503 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 4213 Culture & Civilization of Spain or SPAN 4223 Culture & Civilization of Spanish America
  • Minor Course work (3 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Senior Year at NSU

Fall Semester

  • SPAN 4503 Survey of Spanish Literature or SPAN 4553 Survey of Spanish-American Literature
  • SPAN 4573 Survey of Spanish Linguistics
  • Minor Course work 3/4000 level (6 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Spring Semester

  • SPAN 4123 Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • SPAN 4213 Culture & Civilization of Spain or SPAN 4223 Culture & Civilization of Spanish America
  • SPAN 4951 Senior Seminar
  • Minor Course work (3 hours)
  • Electives 3/4000 (3-6 hours)

Total: 15 hours

Additional Graduation Requirements at NSU

  • Students must complete 40 hours of 3000/4000 level course work
  • At least one-half (50%) of the hours required in the major must be from NSU
  • Students must earn 60 hours from a 4-year institution; 30 hours required from NSU
  • Students must have an overall grade point average of 2.0.

Total Hours

Total hours transferred from Tulsa Community College: 61-62

Total hours needed from a 4 year university to complete Spanish bachelor’s degree: 63 (124 total hours)

Contact

For further information, contact Dr. Donna Shelton, Program Coordinator, 918-444-3604, sheltods@nsuok.edu.