Spanish Major


Complete or place out of the following language courses (33 credits):

Major Requirements

Complete or place out of the following language courses (13 credits): 
SPA-101     Spanish Language and Culture I 3 credits 
SPA-102     Spanish Language and Culture II 3 credits 
SPA-201     Spanish Language and Culture III 3 credits 
SPA-202     Spanish Language and Culture IV 3 credits 
SPA-235     Spanish for Heritage Speakers 3 credits 

SPA-300     Second Year Grammar Review 1 credit 

Take two courses from the following, of which 3 credits must be from SPA-305 or SPA-306 (6 credits):
SPA-305     Professions and Practices in the Spanish-Speaking World  3 credits 
SPA-306     Cultures and Polemics of the Spanish-Speaking World    3 credits 
SPA-307     Literature of the Caribbean, North and Central America  3 credits 
SPA-308     Peninsular and Latin American Literature                      3 credits 

Complete at least 9 SPA credits numbered 310+. Students who place out of language credits will still be required to complete all 33 major credits and must take the remaining credits in SPA-310+. SPA-411 will be considered elective credit rather than counting towards the 9 SPA credits numbered 310+. (9 credits)

Complete up to 4 elective credits. Elective courses may include SPA courses, HIS-230, HIS-378, HIS-381, HIS-382, HIS-385, HIS-386, HIS-387, HIS-388, HIS-389, or ATH-249. SPA elective courses must be in addition to other requirements. (4 credits)

SPA-490     Spanish Major Capstone                                                 1 credit

A requirement for the capstone will be to have completed at least one high-impact learning experience during the student’s undergraduate curriculum. High-impact learning experiences include: SPA faculty-led study abroad; SPA Service Learning; SPA Internship; Study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. See MFL Chair or SPA advisor, as alternative options may be available. 

Students who have previously taken Spanish must complete the Modern Foreign Language placement test to determine entry level.

Students must take languages courses in ascending sequence; students may not take for credit a lower language course than one they have already completed. Students who choose to take a course at the College of Idaho that is lower than a transfer course from another institution forfeit the equivalent transfer credits.

At minimum one-third of coursework for the major must be completed at The College of Idaho.

Students who elect a major in Spanish are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study abroad or to live in a community where Spanish is the dominant language.

Spanish majors may not minor in either Spanish (Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK) or Spanish Foundations (Professional Studies & Enhancements PEAK).

Students who wish to teach Spanish at the secondary level should consult with the Education Department for specific certification requirements.