About the Program
The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish prepares students to communicate in Spanish through experience in Spanish classes as well as in a Spanish-speaking environment in a study abroad experience.
Students become familiar with the history and culture of Spain and Latin America and with issues facing Latinos in the United States. Students will be qualified to enter a teacher certification program, graduate study, or to enter any profession for which a liberal arts degree is a prerequisite.
Students with no background in Spanish must complete the series Spanish 101/102/201 before entering the major. A grade of at least a C- in SP 201 must be earned in order to take SP 202 , which is the first course that counts toward the major. Students who have a previous knowledge of Spanish will be placed according to their performance on the Spanish placement inventory.
Students enrolled in Spanish as a major ordinarily complete 50 percent of the required courses at and beyond the 200 level at Arcadia University. The senior seminar and the thesis must be developed under the supervision of an Arcadia University faculty member.
Courses taken abroad as part of an international educational experience will be recognized and accepted for transfer credit provided they are not a repetition of similar courses taken at Arcadia University. Students must consult with their advisers before departing and engaging in courses abroad.
Students majoring in Spanish are advised to spend one full semester or at least one summer session in one of the programs organized and coordinated by Arcadia’s College of Global Studies.
Up to two bilingual courses with a Spanish or Latin American content can be counted toward the Spanish major plus one departmental course in linguistics taught in English Only one can be counted toward the minor.