Spanish Major

The Spanish degree program at Western Oregon University creates and transmits knowledge concerning the Spanish language, literatures and cultures in a climate that promotes ease of communication and mutual understanding. Our program helps recognize Spanish as a historical language of the United States and provide students with the opportunity to build upon their existing linguistic and cultural knowledge. Classes in Chicano/Latino culture and classes where Spanish is considered a significant advantage for different professional careers are offered regularly. We encourage our students to supplement their course work with experience in a Spanish-speaking country and with engagement in Oregon’s Spanish speaking community.

Spanish BA Major  (53 credits)

Core Courses:

SPAN 201     Second Year Spanish I

SPAN 202     Second Year Spanish II

SPAN 203*     Second Year Spanish III

SPAN 492      Senior Capstone Project

*Students who place above second year can take the CLEP test and/or 12 credits of upper-division courses.

SPAN 301     Third Year Spanish I (4)

SPAN 311     Sp. for Bilingual Teachers I (4)

SPAN 317     Int. Sp. for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers I (4)

SPAN 302     Third Year Spanish II (4)

SPAN 312     Sp. for Bilingual Teachers II (4)

SPAN 318     Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers II (4)

SPAN 303 Third Year Spanish III (4)

SPAN 319 Int. Sp. for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers III (4)

SPAN 350 Sp. Pronun. & Phon. (4)

SPAN 379 Intro. to Sp. Linguistics (4)

SPAN 380 Applied Linguistics: Spanish (4)

SPAN 328      Intro. to Latino/Chicano Lit. (4)

SPAN 360      Intro. to Hispanic Lit. (4)

SPAN 370      Survey of Peninsular Sp. Lit. (4)

SPAN 371      Intro. to Latin American Lit. (4)

SPAN 338      Hispanic Culture & Civilization: Spain (4)

SPAN 339      Hispanic Culture & Civilization: Latin America (4)

SPAN 340      Hispanic Culture & Civilization: Mexico (4)

SPAN 342      Intro. to Lat./Chicano Culture(4)

Upper-division Spanish courses. (16)

*minimum of 3 courses at the 400-level.



Spanish Department

Department Chair: Dr. Kathleen Connolly | e-mail: | phone: 503-838-9495 | location: BELL 302