Major in Spanish

The U.S. has the second-largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, second only to Mexico, and the numbers continue to grow. Approximately 20 percent of this country's population (over 50 million people) are Spanish speakers. Spanish is the first language of about 30 percent of all children under five-years-old in this country.

What does that mean for you? It means that whatever you decide to study in college, adding Spanish to your degree plan will not only make you more "marketable" but will also provide you with more opportunities to be a servant. At FHU, we want to help prepare you to work with and to serve others in bilingual situations.

We want to encourage you to check out the requirements for the Spanish major and the Spanish minor. Please feel free to contact Ms. Rhonda Thompson or for additional information. We want you to study Spanish at FHU!

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.A. Major in Spanish                                    126 HOURS

Program Coordinator:  Ms. Rhonda Thompson

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation

I. General Education Requirements
Listed in this catalog under Academics: General Education Display

45 hours
II. Major Requirements 35 hours
SPA 231 Intermediate Spanish I
  3 hours
SPA 232 Intermediate Spanish II   3
SPA 271 Introduction to Latin America and Peninsular Literature   3
SPA 325 Phonetics and Diction*   3
SPA 331 Survey of Peninsular Literature I (W) OR   3
SPA 332  Survey of Peninsular Literature II (W)  (3)
SPA 365 Latin American Civilizations and Cultures (W)   3
SPA 366 Peninsular Civilizations and Cultures   3
SPA 367 Spanish Immersion Program / Study Abroad   1 
SPA 499B Advanced Spanish Grammar and Spanish Conversation**   6
SPA 431 Survey of Latin American Literature I (W) OR   3
SPA 432 Survey of Latin American Literature II (W)  (3)
SPA 490 Capstone in Peninsular or Latin American Studies   1

Choose a minimum of three (3) additional hours from the following:
SPA 296 Field Laboratory (1)
SPA 466 Women in Latin America Literature and Culture*** (3)  
SPA 467 Hispanic Film Studies*** (3) 
SPA299A/399A/499A  Special Topics in Spanish*** (3) 
BIB 236 Intercultural Communication (3)
BIB 392 Bible Course in Spanish**** (2)
III.  Electives (including additional Bible):
46 hours        

    *SPA 325 must be taken at another accredited university, under a professor with a terminal degree. (Freed-Hardeman University has a cross-campus agreement in place with Union University to meet these requirements.) To insure that credits are transferred smoothly, the FHU Spanish Program Coordinator or the Chair of the Department of Communication and Literature must be consulted before registering for one of these courses at another university. 

  **These upper-division credit hours must be earned during the Spanish Immersion Program/Study Abroad.

 ***Students seeking a Secondary Education major must take two 400-level courses. These can be substituted for SPA 365 or SPA 366. (SPA 490 is a mandatory course.) 

****This course may count as a student's Bible course for one semester. However, the student cannot receive credit for this course if he/she has already received credit for the same study in English. Prerequisites:  SPA 232 Intermediate Spanish or permission from the instructor. SPA 336 Spanish Conversation is strongly recommended and will be taught by Spanish-speaking instructor as available.

Requirements for Teaching Licensure in Spanish

1. Completion of the course of study for a B.A. major in Spanish as outlined above

2. Required professional education courses (See Department of Education entry.)