Degree Sequence

We offer the following degree sequence (four-year degree plan) to assist students and advisors:

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish


Following this sequence increases the likelihood of completing this degree in four years' time. Dropping courses, retaking classes, or registering for less than a full course load will delay graduation, so always consult your academic advisor before deviating from this suggested sequence. Students may enroll in a course only if they have met all prerequisites for that course. Check the UIW Bulletin for details.

Program of Study in Spanish

The offerings in foreign languages develop language proficiency and cultural awareness through collaborative classes where effective communication is the primary goal. Advanced courses in Spanish contribute to knowledge about the Spanish-speaking world and the history and structure of the Spanish language and its literature. These courses allow students to read and respond in writing to Spanish-language authors in Spanish, since all advanced courses are taught in the language using authentic texts. Students also interact in Spanish to promote language competence approaching that of native speakers.

Spanish Major (33 credit hours as follows):

Language Requirements (9 credit hours):

  • SPAN 2311  Intermediate Spanish I:  Oral Communication (3)
  • SPAN 2312  Intermediate Spanish II:  Writing (3)
  • SPAN 3301  Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (3)

Linguistics Requirement (6 credit hours):

  • SPAN 3321  Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3)
  • SPAN 3322  Spanish Phonetics and Oral Communication (3)
  • NOTE: In addition to SPAN 3321 and SPAN 3322, candidates for teacher certification must take SPAN 3337, Applied Linguistics for Teaching, for a total of 9 hours to fulfill the Linguistics requirement.

Literature Requirement (6 credit hours):

  • SPAN 3331 Spanish Literature to 1700 (3) OR SPAN 3332 Spanish Literature since 1700 (3)
  • SPAN 3341 Spanish-American Literature to Modernism OR SPAN 3342 Spanish-American Literature since Modernism (3)

Culture Requirement (6 credit hours):

  • SPAN 3311 Culture and Civilization of Spain (3)
  • SPAN 3312 Culture and Civilization of Latin America (3)

Electives in Spanish to complete the required 33 credit hours in the major.

Spanish Minors

(A) Spanish Studies Minor: 12 credit hours of courses above the 1000-level, including at least 6 credit hours at the upper-division level. Courses at the 3000-level and above will be taught entirely in Spanish.

(B) Spanish Proficiency Minor: 21 credit hours in Spanish as follows (courses taught at the 3000-level and above will be taught entirely in Spanish).

Required Courses: 18 credit hours

  • SPAN 1311 Elementary Spanish I (3)
  • SPAN 1312 Elementary Spanish II (3)
  • SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I: Oral Communication (3)
  • SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II: Writing (3)
  • SPAN 3301 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (3)
  • SPAN 3312 Culture and Civilization of Latin America (3)

Elective Course: 3 credit hours of Advanced Spanish elective

Teacher Certification (All Level)

Teacher certification requires a major in Spanish, with certain courses specified above, and the following education courses:


EDUC 2305 Foundations of Education
EDUC 3345 Critical Concepts in Secondary Instruction


EDUC 3373  Learning Theories
EDUC 3380  Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 3385  Culturally Responsive Teaching
EDUC 3383  Integrative Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 4605  Teaching Apprenticeship
EDUC 4305  Apprenticeship Seminar
EDUC 3340  Technology in Education