Spanish

The study of world languages prepares the conscientious student for graduate school, teaching, international business, the travel industry, social work, foreign missions, and work in volunteer agencies, such as the Peace Corps and Doctors without Borders. A language major or minor is also a valuable complement to other majors, such as Political Science, Business, Art, English, History, and Theatre. In addition to the Spanish major and minor, students of Spanish may wish to consider a major in International Business and Culture (IBC)or Language and International Studies (LIS). Majors, minors, and general education students reach different levels of proficiency; however, in accordance with guidelines from the Common European Framework (CEF), and more specifically with the national guidelines (5Cs) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), all world language students at Georgetown College will:

  • Communicate with proficiency in Spanish;
  • Learn about other cultures, including their art, film, literature, history, or music; and
  • Participate in multilingual communities.

Students with two years or more of high school Spanish (level II or higher) desiring to continue in Spanish may enroll in SPA115, 102, 201 or above. Students who are uncertain about placement may contact the department chair to take the Spanish placement test. Students with fewer than two years of high school Spanish or with no previous knowledge of Spanish may register for SPA101. SPA101 credit will not be given to students who have completed two years or more (level II or higher) of high school Spanish.

For more information about the Spanish major leading to a teaching certification, please contact the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education.

Program Type

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Program Contact

Professor Laura Hunt

Program Options

Core Courses

(9 hours required)

Required Course Selections

(3 hours required; select one course)

Elective Courses

(21 hours required)

  • Select twenty-four additional hours in Spanish courses. 21 hours must be at the 300-400 level.

     

    Notes:

    *Students who test out of SPA201 must complete an additional three hours of electives to reach the required 33 hours

    Credits for approved internships in WLN460 may count toward the major.

    Majors are expected to reach the Advanced-Mid Level in accordance with ACTFL guidelines, B2.1.2 CEF.

The Professional Spanish Corollary major is communication-skill oriented to complement any other major (except Spanish) and is only offered as a second major. Students who complete the Professional Spanish Corollary major do not need a minor.

Core Courses

(21 hours required)

Elective Courses

(3 hours required)

  • Select three additional hours in an internship (WLN460) or a Spanish course above SPA102/115.

     

    Notes:

    *Students who test out of SPA201 must complete an additional three hours of electives to reach the required 24 hours

    Professional Spanish Majors are expected to reach the Intermediate-High Level in accordance with ACTFL guidelines, B2.1. CEF.

Core Courses

(9 hours required)

Elective Courses

(9 hours required)

  • Select twelve additional hours in Spanish courses at the 300-400 level.

     

    Notes:

    *Students who test out of SPA201 must complete an additional three hours of electives to reach the required 18 hours

    Minors are expected to reach an Intermediate High level in accordance with ACTFL guidelines, B2.1 in accordance with CEF.

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