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 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
Select one from the following:3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Select one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1130GSurvey of Mathematics 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics (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: (FREN 365V, LING 302V, SPAN 364V, SPAN 365V)
Departmental/College Requirements
Linguistics Requirement3
The Linguisitics requirement is completed with LING 2110G which also counts towards Area IV of the General Education requirements
Departmental Requirements
SPAN 316Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish 43
or SPAN 318 Grammar for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish
SPAN 317Composition for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish 43
or SPAN 319 Composition for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish
SPAN 340Introduction to Spanish Linguistics 43
SPAN 380Introduction to Hispanic Literature 43
SPAN Upper-Division Electives 4, 512
Second Language Requirement (see below) 80-14
Electives (to bring the total credits to 120) 655
Total Credits120-135
1

MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1130G first.

2

See the General Education Section of the catalog to view the full list of courses that can be selected to complete this requirement.

3

 See the Viewing a Wider World Section of the catalog to view the full list of courses that can be selected to complete this requirement.

4

Entrance into the Spanish sequence is determined by placement.  Additional SPAN courses may be needed to meet prerequisites of 300+ level SPAN courses.

5

SPAN 364V and SPAN 365V will not count toward the major.

6

Both SPAN 340 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics and SPAN 380 Introduction to Hispanic Literature must be taken.

7

Elective credit may vary based on second language requirements, prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

8

The number of credits needed to complete the Second Language Requirement may vary depending on language placement.  As well, this requirement may be waived via conditions further described below.

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 options to complete this requirement are listed below. The number of credits that a student needs to take may vary depending on what level they come in with. Please speak with an advisor for more information as to which courses you will need to take to fulfill the second language requirement for this degree.

Option 1:

Prefix Title Credits
Complete one of the following sequences:
CHIN 1110
CHIN 1120
CHIN 2110
CHIN 2120
Mandarin Chinese I
and Mandarin Chinese II
and Mandarin Chinese III
and Mandarin Chinese IV
3-14
FREN 1110
FREN 1120
FREN 2110
FREN 2120
French I
and French II
and French III
and French IV
3-14
GRMN 1110
GRMN 1120
GRMN 2110
GRMN 2120
German I
and German II
and German III
and German IV
3-14
JAPN 1110
JAPN 1120
JAPN 2110
JAPN 2120
Japanese I
and Japanese II
and Japanese III
and Japanese IV
3-14
PORT 1110
PORT 1120
Portuguese I
and Portuguese II
3-6

Option 2:

Prefix Title Credits
Complete the following sequence for American Sign Language (with a C- or better):
SIGN 1110American Sign Language I3
SIGN 1120American Sign Language II3
SIGN 2110American Sign Language III3

Option 3:

Prefix Title Credits
Challenge the 2120 level for the following courses:
CHIN 2120Mandarin Chinese IV3
or FREN 2120 French IV
or GRMN 2120 German IV
or JAPN 2120 Japanese IV
OR
Challenge the 1120/2210 level for the following courses:
PORT 1120Portuguese II3
or SPAN 2210 Spanish for Heritage Learners III

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: (FREN 365V, LING 302V, SPAN 364V, SPAN 365V)
Departmental/College Requirements
SPAN 316Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish3
or SPAN 318 Grammar for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish
SPAN 317Composition for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish3
or SPAN 319 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
1

General Education and Viewing a Wider World requirements are solidified by completing the requirements for the other major in a different department, as part of the double major program.

2

Entrance into the Spanish sequence is determined by placement; some courses may not be needed if a student is placed into a higher level.

3

SPAN 364V Culture and Civilization of Mexico and SPAN 365V Culture and Civilization of Spanish America will not count toward the double major.

4

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor. 

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics and ENGL 1110G Composition I. 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
FreshmanCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 4
MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics (C- or better) 1 3
Spanish I (For students who need to complete the lower-division sequence for prereqs.)
Elective Courses or UNIV 150 2 6
Select one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Introduction to Communication Honors
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
LING 2110G Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics (C- or better) 4 3
Recommended continuation of the SPAN 1110, 1120, 2110, 2120 for students needing placement adjustments
Elective Courses 2 8
 Credits30
Sophomore
Select one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
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
Recommended continuation of the SPAN 1110, 1120, 2110, 2120 for students needing placement adjustments
Second Language: Continued Sequence if no HS Waiver (C- or better) 4 3-4
General Education Elective Course 3 3
Select either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3 3-4
Elective Course 2 8
 Credits30-33
Junior
Second Language: Continued Sequence if no HS Waiver (C- or better) 4 6
SPAN 316
Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish 6,8
or Grammar for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish
3
SPAN 317
Composition for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish 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
SPAN 380
Introduction to Hispanic Literature (C- or better) 8,9
or Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
3
VWW- Viewing a Wider World Courses 5 6
Elective Course (Upper Division) 2 3
Elective Courses 2 3
 Credits30
Senior
Upper-Division Spanish Electives 6
SPAN Electives - SPAN 300-level or higher (C- or better) 8 6
Elective Courses (Upper Division) 2 15
Elective Courses 2 3
 Credits30
 Total Credits120-123
1

MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1130G first.

2

Elective credit may vary based on second language requirements, prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

3

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses

4

Students who double major in Foreign Languages with a concentration in French are not required to take LING 2110G or fulfill a second language requirement.

5

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog to see a full list of courses, please note that FREN 365V, SPAN 364V and SPAN 365V do not fulfill this requirement.

6

 Credit will not be given for both SPAN 316 and SPAN 318

7

 Credit will not be given for both SPAN 317 and SPAN 319

8

 A total of 24 credits of Upper-Division Spanish is required

9

 Both SPAN 340 and SPAN 380 must be taken