Spanish, Major - Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts (Code 320-201)
|GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE|
|Minimum total for graduation 1||120|
|Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)||39|
|Liberal Education Core||36|
|Grade Point Requirements 2|
|University Residency Requirements|
|Major, Standard, upper division in residence||12|
|Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence||21|
|Certificate||25 percent of credits|
|Procedures Required for Graduation|
|Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.|
|Apply for graduation on CampS.|
Certain programs exceed this minimum.
See special requirements in each College.
Applicability of Credits Toward Graduation
Junior College or Two-Year College Credits. A maximum of 72 semester credits earned in a junior college or two-year college will be accepted as degree credits at UW-Eau Claire.
Extension Credits. Credits earned in credit outreach courses offered by UW-Eau Claire are treated as resident credits. Credits earned in extension courses offered by other units of the University of Wisconsin System are treated as transfer credits. All other (non-UW) extension and correspondence credits are normally limited to one-fourth of the total required for graduation from any curriculum.
WTCS Credits. A maximum of 72 semester credits earned in college parallel programs at Madison Area Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Nicolet Area Technical College, or Chippewa Valley Technical College may be accepted as degree credits at UW-Eau Claire. A set number of general education courses will be accepted from other technical schools. Occupational and technical courses may also be considered for transfer if the quality and content of the course work from the technical college is judged to be comparable to course work at UW-Eau Claire. Refer to the Transfer Credit Wizard or contact the UW-Eau Claire Admissions Office for information about the current transfer policy.
USAFI Credit. UW-Eau Claire will accept up to 32 semester credits for work done through the United States Armed Forces Institute, under the provision for non-UW correspondence credit (see Extension Credits above).
Activity Credit (band, chorus, drama, KINS 100-184 courses) Students may count toward graduation no more than one credit of KINS 110-184 courses. Students may count toward graduation no more than four credits earned in any single activity course and no more than 12 credits resulting from any combination of activity courses (excluding KINS 110-184 courses).
Other Restricted Credits. For other University restrictions, see the following: Cooperative Education; Credit by Examination; Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Registration; Transfer of Credits. College or departmental restrictions may also be placed on Independent Study (399-499 courses), Directed Study (395-495), and other types of credits.
|APPLICABILITY OF CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATION||Credit Restrictions|
|Total degree credit||maximum 12|
|Major, Standard||maximum 1 course|
|Major, Comprehensive||maximum 2 courses|
|Minor||maximum 1 course|
|Credit by Examination|
|Total degree credit||maximum ¼ of total|
|Major or minor||maximum ½ of total|
|Two-Year College Credits|
|Total degree credit||maximum 72 credits|
|Activity credit (band, chorus, drama, KINS 100-184)|
|Total KINS 100-184||maximum 1 credit|
|Total Band, chorus, drama||maximum 12 credits|
|Single course band, chorus, drama||maximum 4 credits|
|Other extension/correspondence||maximum ¼ of total|
|USAFI||maximum 32 credits|
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 five learning goals of our liberal education core and the 12 learning outcomes they comprise.
|LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS||a minimum of 36 credits|
|Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): Humanities||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine Arts||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral Communication||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Skills Outcome 2 (S2): Mathematics||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 3 (S3): Creativity||One (1) learning experience|
|Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives||One (1) learning experience|
|Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental Issues||One (1) learning experience|
|Integration Outcome 1 (I1): Integration||Two (2) learning experiences|
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.
Liberal Arts (Code 320-201)
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 and Latinx 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:|
|SPAN 301||Advanced Composition||3|
|SPAN 302||Advanced Conversation and Composition||3|
|SPAN 325||Phonetics and Pronunciation||3|
|SPAN 352||Latin American Civilization||3|
|or SPAN 354||Latin American Civilization: Regional Focus|
|SPAN 405||Advanced Conversation||3|
|In addition to the requirements above, this major requires:|
|One survey course:|
|SPAN 360||Survey of Hispanic Linguistics||3|
|SPAN 363||Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature||3|
|SPAN/LAS 367||Survey of Latin American Literature||3|
|Two interest courses:|
|SPAN 340||Spanish for Business||3|
|SPAN 355||Spanish Civilization to 1900||3|
|SPAN 356||Contemporary Spain||3|
|SPAN 410||Advanced Grammar||3|
|SPAN/LAS 418||Spanish Sociolinguistics in Latin America/USA||3|
|SPAN 420||Spanish for Health Professions||3|
|One advanced course from the following list:|
|SPAN 385||Spanish Literature from Unamuno to Garcia Lorca||3|
|SPAN 386||Contemporary Spanish Literature||3|
|SPAN 409||The Craft of Translation||3|
|SPAN/LAS 475||Topics in Latin American Literature||3|
|SPAN/LAS 476||The Novel in Latin America I: 1850-1950||3|
|SPAN/LAS 477||The Novel in Latin America II: 1950-Present||3|
|SPAN/LAS 478||Latin American Modernismo||3|
|SPAN/LAS 480||Latin American Literature and Film||3|
|SPAN/WGSS 482||Women in Latin American Literature||3|
|SPAN 491||Special Topics (when offered as a 3-credit advanced course)||1-3|
|SPAN 492||Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics Research||3|
|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 335||Ancient Art and Architecture of Mexico and Central America||3|
|ARTH/AIS 337||Art of Tawantinsuyo||3|
|AIS/ANTH 161||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|CSD 311||Language Development and Disorders: Related Disciplines||3|
|ECON/LAS 356||Economic Development of Latin America||3|
|ENGL 321||Topics in the Structure of English||3|
|ENGL 397||Writing Center Theory & Practice||3|
|GEOG/LAS 321||Geography of Latin America||3|
|HIST/LAS 172||Latin American History: Colonial to the Present||3|
|HIST/LAS 309||Latin America Through Independence||3|
|HIST/LAS 311||Latin America Since Independence||3|
|LAS 150||Introduction to Latin American Studies||3|
|LAS 222||Introduction to U.S. Latino History and Culture||3|
|LAS 314||Music and Dance of Latin America||3|
|LAS 324||Latinx Health and Migration to the U.S.||3|
|MATH 107||Mathematics in Latin American Cultures||4|
|NRSG 389||Cross Cultural Health||3|
|PHIL 322||Philosophy of Language||3|
|POLS/LAS 319||Politics of Latin America||3|
|RELS/AIS 330||Indigenous Religions of the Americas||3|
|WGSS 422||Women's, Gender, and Sexuality 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.