Lander University’s Spanish program emphasizes language acquisition and the study of Hispanic cultures, civilizations, and literatures.

Spanish classroomSpanish majors gain proficiency in reading, listening, writing, and speaking the language. By the time they graduate, majors can converse with native speakers on a variety of topics, such as sports, cinema, art, and even politics and religion. They also have studied and experienced Hispanic culture to a point where they can distinguish similarities and differences between various Hispanic societies.

There is no doubt that the best way to become fluent in a language and a culture is to live in the middle of that culture for an extended period of time. Spanish majors are required to study in a Spanish-speaking country and thus gain first-hand experience participating in everyday life in another culture. Through its affiliation with Academic Studies Abroad, Lander offers home-stay programs in Argentina, Chile, and Spain. In addition to normal coursework, students with an advanced level of Spanish may choose to take part in an internship overseas. The Financial Aid Office at Lander works closely with students to help make this opportunity available.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
   

Approved Mathematics

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
    Approved Science or Mathematics 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
SPAN 101 Spanish for Global Citizens I 3
SPAN 102 Spanish for Global Citizens II 3
SPAN 203 Spanish for Global Citizens III 3
SPAN 204 Spanish for Global Citizens IV 3
SPAN 305 Spanish Advanced Grammar 3
SPAN 306 Spanish Writing Workshop 1
SPAN 330 Overseas Study 1
SPAN 499 Spanish Capstone 1

 

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES CREDIT
HOURS

200-level or above Spanish courses (select 2)
SPAN 205SPAN 215SPAN 240, SPAN 280, SPAN 320SPAN 340SPAN 345
SPAN 350SPAN 355SPAN 360SPAN 365SPAN 380SPAN 480SPAN 490

6

300-level or above Spanish courses (select 2)
SPAN 320SPAN 340SPAN 345SPAN 350SPAN 355SPAN 360SPAN 365
SPAN 380SPAN 480SPAN 490

6
   
Total Major Program Requirements 30
Additional Electives 55
TOTAL FOR BA DEGREE 120
  • The World Cultures requirement will be waived for students who spend a semester at an approved study abroad site, but each student must still earn the minimum number of hours required for a degree in Spanish (120).
  • Spanish majors must spend a minimum of one semester living and studying on an approved overseas residential study program.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses.