The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Spanish (BA) - Starting in 101

Though most students who major in Spanish arrive with several years of language study in high school, with careful planning the major can be completed in 4 years. For instance, Spanish 201 and 202 could be taken during summer school at Truman or elsewhere.

Most Spanish majors study abroad. In the case of someone starting as a true beginner in 101, it would be necessary to accelerate the language acquisition process in order to graduate in four years. In a summer program a student can bring back a semester’s worth of Spanish credits (6 credit hours) applicable to the major and 6 hours of elective credit. Costa Rica or Spain Faculty-Led Study Abroad trips confer the following credit: SPAN 362 or 363; SPAN 450.

FALL - Semester 1

SPAN 101: Intermediate Spanish I
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
LING 238: Introduction to Linguistics
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 3

SPAN 330: Spanish Grammar and Composition
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 4

SPAN 340: Spanish Conversation
SPAN 353: Introduction to Spanish Literature
Class toward minor or area of interest
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 5

SPAN 360: US Latino Culture in Historical Context or SPAN 363: Latin American Civilization
SPAN 460: Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 6

SPAN 461: Survey of Spanish American Literature
SPAN 364: Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 7

SPAN 463: Topics in Culture or SPAN 456: History of the Spanish Language (courses rotated every other year)
SPAN 471: Masterpieces of Spanish America or Class toward minor or area of interest
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

SPAN 440: Advanced Spanish Conversation through Culture or SPAN 455: Introduction to Translation (courses rotated every other year)
SPAN 472: Masterpieces of Spain
SPAN 473: Spanish Capstone Experience
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

Most Spanish majors study abroad. In the case of someone starting as a true beginner in 101, it would be necessary to accelerate the language acquisition process in order to graduate in four years. In a summer program a student can bring back a semester’s worth of Spanish credits (6 credit hours) applicable to the major and 6 hours of elective credit.

Costa Rica or Spain Faculty-Led Study Abroad: SPAN 362 or 363; SPAN 450

Though most students who major in Spanish arrive with several years of language study in high school, with careful planning the Spanish major can be completed in 4 years.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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