B.A. in Spanish with a Concentration in Communication (Media Studies and Production Cluster) (FO.FSCOMSP.BA)

B.A. in Spanish with a Concentration in Communication (Media Studies and Production Cluster) (FO.FSCOMSP.BA)

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 Interview - UG0
(Courses from Major Requirements satisfy World Language in General Education)
Major Requirements/Communication (40 credits)
CO-100Communication Foundations3
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-301Topics in Communication Theory and Research3
CO-311Communication Ethics3
Media Studies & Production Cluster
CO-102Radio Production3
CO-145Introduction to Television Production3
CO-262Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio1
or CO-263 Co-Curricular Practicum in Television
Select one production course from the following:3
Creating Good Radio
Producing and Directing for Television (TV2)
Video Production and Editing
Electronic Field Production and Editing (TV3)
Broadcast News Operation
Radio Programming and Promotion
Talk Radio
Advanced Radio Production
Communication Special Topics course (CO398)
Select 3 credits of performance or writing from the following:3
Voice and Diction
Performance for Broadcasting
Acting for Television
Documentary Film and Video
Broadcast Newswriting and Reporting
Broadcast Copywriting
Select 3 credits of theory or analysis from the following:3
Media Law
Media Analysis
Television Criticism
Music Promotion
Radio Station Management
Gender, Race, and Media
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 the following:6
Select 6 credits from two of the following subjects: AR, CO, EN, HS, MU, PL 4
Free Electives (2 credits) 5
Select up to 2 free elective credits. 52
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 6
Complete 33 credits as outlined n the General Educaton table. 633
Total Credits120

 33 credits above the intermediate level. In courses numbered above 300 it is presumed that the student has taken 201-202 (Intermediate) or equivalent.


 A native speaker may substitute any FS-300+ course for FS-300A Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Discourse (3 cr.) after consultation wih the Chair of the Department.


 Can substitute a minimum of 9 credits of the same foreign language other than Spanish.


Within Interdisciplinary Requirements, specific exclusions apply for English; contact the department for guidance.


Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


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

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
FS-318 Spanish Pronunciation, Voice, and Diction (Gen*Ed World Language)3FS-301 Introduction to Hispanic Literature3
FS-300B Advanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation II3CO-102 Radio Production or 1453
CO-100 Communication Foundations3CO-155 Media Literacy3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
HU-201 Critical Discourse (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3CO-220 Public Speaking3
CO-224 Introduction to Mass Communication3CO-311 Communication Ethics3
CO-145 Introduction to Television Production or 1023MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3
FS-305 Survey of Spanish-American Literature or 3073Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
FS-300A Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Discourse3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
FS-310 Culture and Civilization of Latin America3CO-262 Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio or 2631
CO-292 Communication Research Methods3CO-301 Topics in Communication Theory and Research3
CO-221 Introduction to Digital Media (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3CO-xxx Required Communication Course, see curriculum chart (Production)3
CO-xxx Required Communication Course, see curriculum chart (Performance/Writing)3FS-411A Writing for the Media in Spanish3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
 Free Elective2
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
FS-309 Culture and Civilization Spain3PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3
FS-315 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics3Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT) 3FS-409 Advanced Spanish: Grammar and Stylistics3
CO-xxx Required Communication Course (Theory/Analysis)3FS-4xx Spanish 400+ Level Elective3
Interdisciplinary Course from subjects: AR,CO,EN,HS,MU,PL3Interdisciplinary Course from subjects: AR,CO,EN,HS,MU,PL3
 FO-LTIOPI Oral Proficiency Interview - UG0
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120