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Spanish

SBU is committed to training servant leaders for a global society. You will develop skills in the  Spanish language, while gaining an understanding and appreciation of another culture, its people, literature and art - all of which will serve you well in a variety of career paths.

By studying Spanish at SBU, you will receive a balanced education in the study of conversing, writing and reading in the Spanish language while also emphasizing the study and appreciation of the Hispanic culture. Many students pair a Spanish major with another degree to create unique career opportunities, as Spanish skills are becoming increasingly valuable to employers.

SBU students

The SBU Advantage

  • Hone your Spanish language skills in small classes that provide more opportunities for engagement and involvement.
  • Pursue teaching certification at all grade levels to be certified to teach Spanish at any grade, K-12.
  • Learn Spanish through immersion experiences during study abroad semesters or mission trips to Spanish-speaking countries, including an annual mission trip to Panama focused on serving a remote village while also developing language acquisition.

Faith Integration

Faculty intentionally integrate the Christian faith into classroom instruction and allow their Christian worldview to shape their approach to education and the study of another culture and language.

The Spanish degree program offers an annual mission trip to Panama during which you will serve with other students and faculty in remote villages while also developing your Spanish language skills. Many Spanish majors also participate in University mission trips to Spanish-speaking countries, such as Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and Bolivia. These international experiences combine the academic study of the Spanish language with your faith and passion to serve others.

spanish Four-Year Plan

Freshman

Fall Semester

SPA 1114 Elementary Spanish I 4
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
CIS 1103 Computer and Information Management 3
FAR 10_3 Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre 3
UNI 1111 University Seminar 1
KIN 1162 Foundations of Physical Fitness/Wellness 2
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

SPA 1124 Elementary Spanish II 4
ENG 2213 English Composition II 3
COM 1103 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
HIS 2213/2223 U.S. History I or II 3
UNI 1121 Critical Thinking 1
BIB 1013 Old Testament History 3
Total hours 17
 

Sophomore

Fall Semester

SPA 2213 Intermediate Spanish I 3
POL 1113 American Government and Politics 3
BIB 1023 New Testament History 3
SPF 2012 Introduction to Spiritual Formation 2
BIO 1004 Principles of Biology 4
MAT 1143 College Algebra 3
Total hours 18

Spring Semester

SPA 2223 Intermediate Spanish II 3
ENG 2312 World Literature (or other cultural study) 2
  PSY 1013 or SOC 1003 (or alternative) 3
PHS 1004 Physical Science (or alternative) 4
  SPA 2952 or SPA 2932 or SPA 4952 2
ECO 2003 LIFE Economics 3
  Electives for minor or second major 1-2
Total hours 18-19
 

Junior

Fall Semester

SPA 3313 Advanced Spanish Composition and
Conversation (even) or
 
SPA 3333 Survey of Early Spanish Literature (odd) or  
SPA 4973 Symposia 3
SPA 4953 Intensive Studies 3
  Electives for minor or second major 6-12
Total hours 12-18

Spring Semester

SPA 3323 Hispanic Culture and Civilization (odd) or  
SPA 3343 Survey of Later Spanish Literature (even) or  
SPA 4973 Symposia 3
SPA 4953 Intensive Studies 3
  Electives for minor or second major 6-12
Total hours 12-18
 

Senior

Fall Semester

SPA 3313 Advanced Spanish Composition and
Conversation (even) or
 
SPA 3333 Survey of Early Spanish Literature (odd) or  
SPA 4973 Symposia 3
SPA 4953 Intensive Studies 3
  Electives for minor or second major 6-12
Total hours 12-18

Spring Semester

SPA 3323 Hispanic Culture and Civilization (odd) or  
SPA 3343 Survey of Later Spanish Literature (even) or  
SPA 4973 Symposia 3
SPA 4953 Intensive Studies 3
SPA 4991-3   1-3
  Electives for minor or second major 6-12
Total hours 12-18

This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

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Spanish Plan