Spanish, Liberal Arts, Major

Liberal Arts (Code 320-201)

University Requirements

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
Credit Requirements
Minimum total for graduation 1120
Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)39
Liberal Education Core36
Academic Concentrations
Grade Point Requirements 2
Total2.00 average
Resident2.00 average
Major2.00 average
Minor2.00 average
Certificate2.00 average
University Residency Requirements 3
Minimum total30
Senior year23
Major, Standard, upper division in residence12
Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence21
Certificate25 percent of credits
Procedures Required for Graduation
Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.
Apply for graduation on CampS.

Liberal Education Core

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise. 

LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTSa minimum of 36 credits
Knowledge Goal
Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): HumanitiesTwo (2) learning experiences
Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine ArtsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Goal
Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral CommunicationTwo (2) learning experiences
Skills Outcome 2 (S2): MathematicsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Outcome 3 (S3): CreativityOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Goal
Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and InclusivityTwo (2) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global PerspectivesOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental IssuesOne (1) learning experiences
Integration Goal
Integration Outcome 1 (I1): IntegrationTwo (2) learning experiences
Service-Learning Goal
Service-Learning30 hours

College Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree (B.A./B.S.)

University Graduation Requirements. All candidates for degrees must fulfill the requirements for credits, curriculum, GPA, and University residency as specified in the section of this catalog titled University Graduation Requirements.

College Graduation Requirements: Grade Point Averages. All candidates for degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences must earn minimum resident and total GPAs of 2.00 in the major, the minor, and the certificate. The resident and total GPAs for the major are computed using all attempted credits applicable to the major including those offered by departments other than the major department. The resident and total GPAs for the minor and the certificate are computed similarly.

Major-Minor and Major-Certificate Requirements. A standard major (a minimum of 36 credits) must be supplemented by a minor (a minimum of 24 credits) or by a certificate (12 to 18 credits) to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program. No minor or certificate is required with a Comprehensive Major (60 or more credits) or with two majors of 36 or more credits each.

Certain degree programs which include Comprehensive Majors may require more than the minimum of 120 credits for graduation.

Acceptable academic program combinations are determined at the college level. A major and a minor or a major and certificate or two majors (if available) may not be elected in the same department or program, except in the approved combinations listed here.

College Credits. Earn at least 90 credits in courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (B.A.)

Fulfillment of all University Graduation Requirements (which includes the Liberal Education Core); all College-level degree requirements (major and minor/certificate emphases, GPAs, earning at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences course work); foreign language competency at the 102 level.  Foreign language competency may be met in one of two ways:  (1) Achieve a score on the foreign language placement test that qualifies the student to enter the 201-level course in a foreign language.  (2) Earn a grade of at least C (not C-) or a mark of S in a 102-level foreign language course (or AIS 112 or AIS 122 / LANG 122 or CSD 103).

Bachelor of Science Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (B.S.)

Fulfillment of all University Graduation Requirements (which includes the Liberal Education Core); all College-level degree requirements (major and minor/certificate emphases, GPAs, earning at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences course work); mathematics competency at the MATH 111, MATH 112 or MATH 113 level.  Mathematics competency can be met in one of three ways:  (1) Achieve a score on the mathematics placement test that qualifies the student to enter MATH 114.  (2) Earn a grade of at least C (not C-) or a mark of S in MATH 111, MATH 112, or MATH 113.  (3) Achieve a satisfactory score on the MATH 112 competency test.  This test may be attempted no more than two times.

Major Requirements

Information for all Spanish Majors and Minors

All Spanish majors and minors in any of the emphases offered must complete an appropriate period of language immersion in residence in a country in which the language is spoken, or participate in an alternative language immersion experience that must be approved by the Spanish section. The minimum time period for meeting the residence/immersion requirement is six weeks; however, the Spanish section recommends that students spend at least one semester abroad.  

Students who pursue Spanish and Latin American Studies liberal arts program combinations will need to earn at least 48 unique credits between any major-minor or  major-certificate program combinations and 54 unique credits between any major-major program combinations for purposes of meeting graduation requirements for first and second degree programs.

All Spanish, Liberal Arts Majors will take a minimum of 36 credits beyond SPAN 102, or 28 credits beyond SPAN 202, including:
Core Courses:
SPAN 301Advanced Composition3
SPAN 302Advanced Conversation and Composition3
SPAN 325Phonetics and Pronunciation3
SPAN 352Latin American Civilization3
or SPAN 354 Latin American Civilization: Regional Focus
SPAN 405Advanced Conversation3

Liberal Arts Emphasis

In addition to the requirements above, this emphasis requires:
One survey course:
SPAN 360Survey of Hispanic Linguistics3
SPAN 363Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature3
SPAN/LAS 367Survey of Latin American Literature3
Two interest courses:
SPAN 340Spanish for Business3
SPAN 355Spanish Civilization to 19003
SPAN 356Contemporary Spain3
SPAN 410Advanced Grammar3
SPAN 418Spanish Sociolinguistics in Latin America/USA3
SPAN 420Spanish for Health Professions3
One 400-level advanced course:
SPAN 409The Craft of Translation3
SPAN 492Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics Research3
or an advanced literature course
One upper-division Spanish elective course (300 level or higher) from one to three credits
In addition, the student must take one course from the following list:
ARTH/AIS 335Ancient Art and Architecture of Mexico and Central America3
ARTH/AIS 337Art of Tawantinsuyo3
AIS/ANTH 161Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
CSD 311Language Development and Disorders: Related Disciplines3
ECON/LAS 356Economic Development of Latin America3
ENGL 321Topics in the Structure of English3
ENGL 397Writing Center Theory & Practice3
GEOG/LAS 321Geography of Latin America3
HIST/LAS 309Latin America Through Independence3
HIST/LAS 311Latin America Since Independence3
HNRS 304 (when offered as Crossing Borders: Discourses from Latin America)3-4
LAS 150Introduction to Latin American Studies3
LAS 222Introduction to U.S. Latino History and Culture3
LAS 314Music and Dance of Latin America3
MATH 107Mathematics in Latin American Cultures4
NRSG 389Cross Cultural Health3
PHIL 322Philosophy of Language3
POLS/LAS 319Politics of Latin America3
RELS/AIS 330Indigenous Religions of the Americas3
WMNS 422Women's Studies Advanced Travel Seminar (when offiered as Women in Nicaragua)1-6

The flexibility to choose from a variety of courses after those required in the core provides interested students with the opportunity to focus on Spanish for the professions, or Spanish linguistics if they so desire.