Feb 25, 2024
Liberal Arts Building 267 ~ 260-481-6836
For details on pursuing a secondary education second degree (BSEd) to teach Spanish in middle school/high school, click on the links to the Secondary Education - Second Degree Program and the School of Education page in this catalog. Note: The BSEd as a second degree in these programs cannot be earned without completion of the bachelor’s degree in the content area from the College of Liberal Arts. See Program Requirements below for a link to the Secondary Education - Second Degree 4-Year Plan.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this degree, students will have:
- acquired a broad foundation in language, literature, and culture in preparation for graduate studies or for a career where proficiency in a foreign language and international perspectives are important assets
- achieved the ACTFL intermediate-high level in speaking and demonstrated the ability to recognize and analyze grammatical and usage errors in own and others’ writing
- developed an increased understanding of what it means to belong to a culture and awareness of how culture affects other interconnected issues of identity
- demonstrated the ability to think critically about these issues and how they shape intercultural communication
- This program is available on-campus
Declaring this Major:
To earn the B.A. with a major in Spanish, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above.
PFW General Education Requirements: Credits 33
- Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements link above for details.
- Some majors may require particular General Education courses as specified in their program description. Up to six credits of approved General Education courses satisfying requirements in Areas A and B, and three credits satisfying requirements in Area C, may originate in the major. A grade of C- or higher in each course, and an overall GPA of 2.0 is required to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements.
College of Liberal Arts Course Requirements
Click on the PFW College of Liberal Arts link above for detailed information on college requirements.
Introduction to the Liberal Arts: Credits 3
Second Semester Writing, Research, and Methods Class: Credits 3
International Language: Credits 9-12
Thematic Requirements: Credits 15
Students will take one course in each of these five areas to ensure that they have an opportunity to deepen their traditional liberal arts education while also preparing for a culturally diverse, technologically advanced, and increasingly globalized and complex world:
- Gender, Sexuality, Race, and/or Ethnicity: Credits 3
- Conflict and Cooperation: Credits 3
- Institutions and Behavior: Credits 3
- Regional/Geographic Study: Credits 3
- Digital Humanities/Public Humanities: Credits 3
List of Courses and Stipulations for the COLA Thematic Requirements
Major Core Requirements: Credits 15
Additional Required Spanish Courses: Credits 18
- Choose an additional eighteen (18) credits in SPAN courses at the 40000 level.
- Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120
You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.