Courses in Spanish enable the student to learn the Spanish language and
become familiar with Hispanic cultures. Majors in Spanish also study the
outstanding figures of Spanish and Spanish-American literature and civilization,
and are prepared for graduate school, teaching, government service and careers
in the private sector. For more information, visit the Foreign Languages web
Study Abroad - Study abroad is strongly encouraged for all
students for minors and majors. JU has summer programs in Spain and Mexico where
all levels of Spanish may be studied.
It is strongly suggested that language
courses be taken in consecutive semesters. If a student receives an “F” in a
course, the student must repeat the course before taking the next course in the
A major in Spanish requires the following:
- Minimum of 27 credit hours in Spanish courses numbered above 200. (SPAN 301
and 302 are required.)
- Maximum of 45 credit hours
- Three (3) hours in a writing intensive course chosen from COMM 207, ENGL 302
or ENGL 304. (The University speech requirement may be met by electing one (1)
COMM speech course.)
A minor in Spanish requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses
numbered above 200. Also, SPAN 301 and 302 are required courses.
Students who place at the 300-level on the Spanish placement exam will be
awarded six (6) hours of credit for SPAN 201 and 202 only upon satisfactory
completion, with a grade of “C” or better, of a Spanish course on the 300-level.
Students who do not subsequently enroll at the 300-level will still have
satisfied the Core Curriculum, but without academic credit.
Both SPAN 301 and 302 are required for a major or minor in Spanish. SPAN 301
and 302 may not be satisfied through credit by examination.
A student must complete Spanish 301 or 302 or obtain the consent of the
department before enrolling in more advanced courses. Native speakers of Spanish
must have the consent of the instructor before enrolling in SPAN 301 or 302.
SPANISH EDUCATION - SECONDARY LEVEL
Students who plan to teach Spanish on the secondary level should complete
the education minor in consultation with the School of Education early
in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.