BA with a Major in Spanish

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
Major Requirements31
General Education and Electives to reach minimum Total Hours89
Total Hours120

General Education

See General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for information on meeting these requirements.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
SPAN 202Spanish Grammar in Practice3
SPAN 203Extensive Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish3
or SPAN 204 Extensive Reading and Writing for Heritage Speakers of Spanish
SPAN 206Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics a3
SPAN 210Introduction to the Formal Analysis of Hispanic Texts a,b3
SPAN 380Professional Development1
SPAN Electives c18
Total Hours31

Recommended Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4
Quantitative Reasoning Requirement course 3-5
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours16-18
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3-5
 Hours16-18
Second Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 103 Intermediate Spanish I 4
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3-5
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
Electives 3
 Hours16-18
Spring Semester
SPAN 104 Intermediate Spanish II 4
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
Electives 9
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 202 Spanish Grammar in Practice 3
SPAN 203
Extensive Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish
or Extensive Reading and Writing for Heritage Speakers of Spanish
3
SPAN 210 Introduction to the Formal Analysis of Hispanic Texts a,b 3
Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SPAN 206 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics a 3
SPAN Electives c 6
Electives 4
 Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
SPAN Electives c 9
Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SPAN 380 Professional Development 1
SPAN Elective c 3
Electives 9
 Hours13
 Total Hours120