Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish


The purpose of the Spanish Major Program is to enable students to achieve competence in all language skills: reading, speaking, writing and listening by developing an understanding of the Spanish language and culture. A major in Spanish will offer students enrichment on the diverse realm of Spain and Spanish American Literature, culture, and linguistics.

The Spanish Major is an appropriate choice for students who intend to enter graduate studies in Spanish or related fields (higher education, administration, institutional research and development, law, philosophy, theology, etc). The major is also appropriate for students who intend to pursue non-teaching careers requiring highly develop Spanish skills in interpretation, translation, and communication (health positions, editing, management, sales, etc...). Study abroad programs are also available to provide students valuable hands-on Spanish speaking and culture experience that will make them competitive in the job market. 

Double click to view program guidesheet:Major_Guidesheet.doc

Core Requirements:                                     12 hours
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I   (3 credits)
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II (3 credits)
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)

Course(select two)                                         Required:6 Hours
SPA 220 Reading and Culture (3 credits)
SPA 225 Advanced Conversational Spanish           (3 credits)
SPA 230 Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar      (3 credits)
SPA 250 Introduction to Literary Analysis (3 credits)

Course (Select four courses)                        Electives: 12 Hours
SPA 321 Survey of Spanish Literature (3 credits)
SPA 322 Survey of Latin American Literature (3 credits)
SPA 331 Spanish Civilization and Culture (3 credits)
SPA 332 Latin American Civilization and Culture (3 credits)
SPA 380/480 Special Topics (3 credits)
SPA 390/490 Independent Study (3 credits)

Experiences from Students

Travis Kennon, Spanish Major 

The Spanish program here at Campbellsville University has opened many doors for me since graduating from CU in the fall of 2008. It has opened doors which have given me amazing adventures in South America,opportunities to speak in Hispanic churches, as well as erased communication barriers in restaurants and department stores for Spanish speakers that are unable to effectively communicate in the English language.I am currently an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher.Through studying Spanish, I have been given a perspective of common difficulties in language learning that international students could possibly face. It has aided my understanding of how to more effectively teach English to nonnative speakers. I highly recommend studying the Spanish major here at Campbellsville University because it will broaden your horizons beyond anything that you could ever imagine.