B.A. in Spanish with a Concentration in Communication (Journalism Cluster)

Major Requirements/Spanish (33 credits) 1
FS-301Introduction to Hispanic Literature3
FS-315Introduction to Spanish Linguistics3
FS-300AAdvanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Discourse 23
FS-300BAdvanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation II3
FS-305Survey of Spanish-American Literature3
or FS-307 Survey of Spanish Literature
FS-309Culture and Civilization Spain3
FS-310Culture and Civilization of Latin America3
FS-409Advanced Spanish: Grammar and Stylistics3
FS-318Spanish Pronunciation, Voice, and Diction3
FS-411AWriting for the Media in Spanish3
FS-400+ Spanish Elective3
FO-LTIOPIOral Proficiency Interview0
(Courses from Major Requirements satisfy World Language in General Education)
Major Requirements/Communication (40 credits)
CO-100Introduction to Communication3
CO-155Media Literacy3
CO-220Public Speaking3
CO-221Introduction to Digital Media3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
CO-224Introduction to Mass Communication3
CO-292Communication Research Methods3
CO-301Communication Theory3
CO-311Communication Ethics3
Journalism Cluster
CO-211Introduction to Journalism3
CO-215Newswriting3
CO-264Co-Curricular Practicum in Journalism1
Select 6 credits of writing from the following:6
Civic Journalism
Online Journalism
Writing the Review
Editorial Writing
Feature Writing
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Media Law
News Editing
Gender, Race, and Media
Political Communication
Interdisciplinary Requirements (12 credits) 3
HU-201Critical Discourse3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
MA-105Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences3
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
Select 6 credits from one of the following:6
Select a Second World Language 5
Free Electives (2 credits) 7
Select up to 2 credits of free electives 72
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 8
Complete 33 credits as outlined on the General Education table)33
Total Credits120

 Note

  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
FS-318 Spanish Pronunciation, Voice, and Diction (Gen*Ed World Language)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
FS-300B Advanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation II3FS-301 Introduction to Hispanic Literature3
CO-100 Introduction to Communication3CO-211 Introduction to Journalism3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3CO-155 Media Literacy3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HU-201 Critical Discourse (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
CO-224 Introduction to Mass Communication3CO-220 Public Speaking3
CO-215 Newswriting3CO-311 Communication Ethics3
FS-305 Survey of Spanish-American Literature or 3073MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3
FS-300A Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Discourse3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
FS-310 Culture and Civilization of Latin America (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT)3CO-301 Communication Theory (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT)3
CO-292 Communication Research Methods3CO-221 Introduction to Digital Media (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3
CO-xxx Required Communication Course see Curriculum Chart3FS-411A Writing for the Media in Spanish3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3FS-4xx Spanish 400-Level Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
FS-315 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics3CO-xxx Required Communication Course, see curriclum chart3
FS-309 Culture and Civilization Spain3FS-409 Advanced Spanish: Grammar and Stylistics3
CO-264 Co-Curricular Practicum in Journalism1Second World Language (in addition to gen*ed requirement)6
CO-xxx Required Communication Course, see curriclum chart3PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3FO-LTIOPI Oral Interview0
Free Elective2 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120