Foreign Languages (Spanish) - Bachelor of Arts

Departmental Requirements

Single Major in Foreign Languages with a Concentration in Spanish

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Students who are only pursuing a major in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish are considered single major students. Single major students are required to complete:

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Select one from the following: 3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Area II: Mathematics3
Mathematics Appreciation 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Introduction to Language (linguistics requirement for major)3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective 23
Viewing a Wider World 36
These courses do not satisfy this requirement: (GER 333V, FREN 365V, LING 302V, SPAN 364V, SPAN 365V)
Departmental/College Requirements
Linguistics Requirement3
The Linguisitics requirement is completed with LING 200G which also counts towards Area IV of the General Education requirements
Spanish Sequence 40-14
Elementary Spanish I4
Elementary Spanish II4
Intermediate Spanish I3
Intermediate Spanish II3
or
Spanish for Heritage Learners I3
Spanish for Heritage Learners II3
Spanish for Heritage Learners III3
Departmental Requirements
SPAN 312Grammar for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish3
or SPAN 313 Spanish Grammar
SPAN 314Spanish Composition3
or SPAN 315 Composition for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish
SPAN 340Introduction to Spanish Linguistics3
SPAN 380Introduction to Hispanic Literature3
SPAN Upper-Division Electives 512
Second Language Requirement (required - see below)0-14
Electives (to bring the total credits to 120) 655-26
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish there is a two year second language requirement, the student must do one of the following:

Option 1:

Prefix Title Credits
Complete one of the following sequences:
CHIN 111
CHIN 112
CHIN 211
CHIN 212
Elementary Chinese I
and Elementary Chinese II
and Intermediate Chinese I
and Intermediate Chinese II
14
FREN 111
FREN 112
FREN 211
FREN 212
Elementary French I
and Elementary French II
and Intermediate French I
and Intermediate French II
14
GER 111
GER 112
GER 211
GER 212
Elementary German I
and Elementary German II
and Intermediate German I
and Intermediate German II
14
JPNS 111
JPNS 112
JPNS 211
JPNS 212
Elementary Japanese I
and Elementary Japanese II
and Intermediate Japanese I
and Intermediate Japanese II
14
PORT 213
PORT 214
Portuguese for Romance Language Students I
and Portuguese for Romance Language Students II
6
For Heritage Speakers:

Option 2:

Prefix Title Credits
Complete the following sequence for American Sign Language (with a C- or better):
C D 374American Sign Language I3
C D 375American Sign Language II3
C D 476American Sign Language III3

Option 3:

Prefix Title Credits
Challenge the 212 level for the following courses:
CHIN 212Intermediate Chinese II3
or FREN 212 Intermediate French II
or GER 212 Intermediate German II
or JPNS 212 Intermediate Japanese II
OR
Challenge the 214 level for the following courses:
PORT 214Portuguese for Romance Language Students II3
 

Option 4:

Pass a three-credit, upper-division course (numbered 300 or above) taught in a second language by the department of Languages and Linguistics.

Option 5:

Obtain college certification of completion of three years of a second language at the high school level with a grade of C- or higher in the second-year level.

Option 6:

By obtaining certification of a working knowledge of a Native American language from the American Indian program director.

Option 7:

By obtaining, from the head of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, certification of a working knowledge of a second language if such language is not taught at NMSU.

Option 8:

In the case of a foreign student who is required to take the TOEFL exam admission, the dean will automatically waive the second language requirement.

Double Major in Foreign Languages with a Concentration in Spanish

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Students who are completing a different major in a different department can double major in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish. Double major students are required to complete:

Prefix Title Credits
General Education (from other major): 136
Viewing a Wider World (from other major): 16
These courses do not satisfy this requirement: (GER 333V, FREN 365V, LING 302V, SPAN 364V, SPAN 365V)
Departmental/College Requirements
Spanish Sequence 20-14
Elementary Spanish I4
Elementary Spanish II4
Intermediate Spanish I3
Intermediate Spanish II3
or
Spanish for Heritage Learners I3
Spanish for Heritage Learners II3
Spanish for Heritage Learners III3
Departmental Requirements
SPAN 312Grammar for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish3
or SPAN 313 Spanish Grammar
SPAN 314Spanish Composition3
or SPAN 315 Composition for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish
SPAN 340Introduction to Spanish Linguistics3
SPAN 380Introduction to Hispanic Literature3
SPAN Upper-Division Electives 312
Electives (to bring the total credits to 120) 454
Total Credits120-134

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 210G Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 4
MATH 210G Mathematics Appreciation (C- or better) 1 3
SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I (or level determined by placement (C- or better)) 3-4
Elective Course or UNIV 150 2 6
 Credits16-17
Spring
Select one from the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Principles of Human Communication  
Principles of Human Communication Honors  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations  
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
LING 200G Introduction to Language (C- or better) 4 3
Continued Spanish Sequence (C- or better) 3-4
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15-16
Second Year
Fall
Select one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
Advanced Composition  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 3 4
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 3 3
Second Language: Placement Level or HS Waiver (C- or better) 4 3-4
Spanish Sequence: Continured or an Elective if the Sequence is completed (C- or better) 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
General Education Elective Course 3 3
Select either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3 3-4
Second Language: Continued Sequence if no HS Waiver (C- or better) 4 3-4
Spanish Sequence: Continured or an Elective if the Sequence is completed (C- or better) 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15-17
Third Year
Fall
Elective Course 2 4
VWW- Viewing a Wider World Course 5 3
Second Language: Continued Sequence if no HS Waiver (C- or better) 4 3
SPAN 312
Grammar for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish (C- or better) 6, 8
or Spanish Grammar
3
SPAN 340
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (C- or better) 8, 9
or Introduction to Hispanic Literature
3
 Credits16
Spring
VWW- Viewing a Wider World Course 5 3
Second Language: Continued Sequence if no HS Waiver (C- or better) 4 3
SPAN 314
Spanish Composition (C- or better) 7, 8
or Composition for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish
3
SPAN 340
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (C- or better) 8, 9
or Introduction to Hispanic Literature
3
Elective Course: Upper Division 2 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Elective Course: Upper Division 2 3
Elective Course: Upper Division 2 3
Elective Course: Upper Division 2 3
Upper-Division Spanish Elective 3
Upper-Division Spanish Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective- SPAN 300-level or higher (C- or better) 8 3
Elective- SPAN 300-level or higher (C- or better) 8 3
Elective Course: Upper Division 2 3
Elective Course: Upper Division 2 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-125