B.A. in Foreign Languages/Spanish Concentration and 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-OPI Oral Interview0
Major Requirements/Communication (37 credits)
CO-100Introduction to Communication3
CO-155Media Literacy3
CO-220Public Speaking3
CO-224Introduction to Mass Communication3
CO-292Communication Research Methods3
CO-301Communication Theory3
CO-311Communication Ethics3
Journalism Cluster
CO-211Introduction to Journalism3
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
Spanish Interdsiciplinary Requirements (15 credits) 3
HU-201Critical Discourse3
MA-105Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences3
Select 9 credits from one of the following:9
Select 9 credits in at LEAST three of the following subjects: AR, CO, EN, HS, MU, PL 4
Select a Second Foreign Language 5
Free Electives (7 credits)
Select 7 credits of free electives7
General Education Requirements (36 credits)
First Year Seminar
FY-101First Year Seminar3
Reading and Writing
EN-101College Composition I3
EN-102College Composition II3
Fulfilled in Spanish Interdisciplinary Requirements with MA-1050
Natural Sciences
Select 6 credits from the following subjects: BY, CE, GL, PH, or SC6
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: LIT3
Aesthetics and Creativity
Select 3 credits from Art, Music, Theatre, or Dance3
Technological Literacy
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: TL3
Reasoned Oral Discourse
Fulfilled in Interdisciplinary Requirements with HU-2010
Historical Perspective
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: HS.SV3
Social Science
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: SS.SV3
Historical Perspective/Social Sciences
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: HS.SV or select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type SS.SV 63
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: ISP3
Cultural Diversity and Global Understanding or Foreign Language
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with required FS courses0
Experiential Education
Select one course designated with Course Type: EX0
Writing Intensive
Select two courses from Foreign Languages/Spanish (FS) designated with Course Type: WT0
Select two courses from Communication (CO) designated with Course Type: WT
Total Credits128

In courses number above 300 it is presumed that the student has taken 201-202 (Intermediate) or equivalent to assure adequate communicative facility in the foreign language.


A native speaker may be exempt from taking FS-300A Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Discourse (3 cr.) upon consultation with the Chair of the Department. The student may substitute any FS-300+ course to fulfill the three credit requirement.


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


In Outside Major Requirements, specific exclusions apply for English; contact the department for guidance.


Other than Spanish; in addition to the General Education requirements: (i.e. Italian, German, Irish, Latin, Chinese, Arabic, French) 


May be fulfilled in Spanish Interdisciplinary Requirements.


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