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MAJOR IN SPANISH
Students may obtain a BA with a major in Spanish with a minimum of 30 hours of Spanish beyond 2100. Additionally, coursework must be completed with a grade in the C range or higher in each of the required courses and students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the major. Students must meet all major requirements listed below, as well as all College of Arts & Science and University graduation requirements, including University general education.
Students who work towards a double major (two BA degrees within the College of Arts and Science) may be able to complete the majors with a minimum of 120 hours. Students who are considering a dual degree program (in Arts & Science and in another school or college) are advised that a minimum of 132 credit hours are necessary.
To obtain the BA degree with a major in Spanish, the following courses, or their equivalents, must be included in the graduation plan (numbers in parentheses indicate prerequisite courses):
- 2160 Intermediate Composition and Conversation (2100)
- 3150 Advanced Conversation (2160)
3721 Phonetics (2160)
- 3160 Advanced Composition (2160)
3280 Commercial Spanish (2160)
- 3420 Introduction to Hispanic Literature I (3160)
- 3430 Introduction to Hispanic Literature II (3160)
- Plus FIVE additional 4000-level approved courses: One Peninsular literature, one Spanish-American literature, and three other courses of your choice.
It should be noted that Spanish 4085, Special Readings, cannot be used to fulfill this requirement except by permission of the departmental chair.
Students who plan to teach at any level should include courses Spanish 3160 and Spanish 3721, rather than their alternates.
Students beginning at a level higher than Spanish 2160 due to placement testing must still complete 30 hours in order to receive the major.
It is highly recommended that students study for a summer, a semester or a full year in a Spanish-speaking country after completing at least a 2000 level course.
MINOR IN SPANISH
Students may obtain a minor in Spanish by completing a minimum of 15 hours beyond Spanish 2100, of which at least 6 hours must be in literature. Most likely, the courses for the minor will be the following:
- Spanish 2160 Intermediate Spanish Composition and Conversation (3)
- Spanish 3150 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3)
- Spanish 3160 Advanced Spanish Composition (3)
- Spanish 3420 Introduction to Hispanic Literature I (3)
- Spanish 3430 Introduction to Hispanic Literature II (3)
- Spanish 3721 Phonetics (3)
- Spanish 3280 Commercial Spanish (3)
Courses taught in English (i.e., 2310, 2320, 2330, 2340) and cross-listed courses taught in English do NOT count towards the minor.
Students beginning at a level higher than Spanish 2160 due to placement testing must still complete the minimum of 15 additional hours in order to receive the minor. A minimum of 9 hours, including 3 hours in literature, must be taken in residence.
Additionally, coursework must be completed with a grade in the C range or higher in each of the required courses and students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the minor.
MINOR IN LATINX STUDIES
In the last two decades, Missouri, and the Midwest, in general, has experienced a significant growth of Latinxs. Today, they make up 19% of the United States (U.S.) population. This represents a 23% increase since 2010, much higher than the national population growth. These demographic shifts bring with it the need to meet the opportunities and challenges of this change. The University of Missouri needs to prepare for the future by educating students, the future professionals of the state, to better understand and work effectively with this group.
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