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: Modern Language (BA): Spanish Specialization - Starting in 330

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 1XX: Self and Society
SPAN 330: Spanish Grammar and Composition
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

SPAN 340: Spanish Conversation
LING 238: Introduction to Linguistics
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 3

SPAN 353: Introduction to Spanish Literature
SPAN 360: US Latino Culture in Historical Context or SPAN 363: Latin American Civilization
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 4

SPAN 364: Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
SPAN 362: Civilization of Spain or SPAN 366: Spanish for Business or SPAN 367: Spanish for the Medical Professions
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 5

SPAN 450: Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition
SPAN 460: Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 6

SPAN 461: Survey of Spanish American Literature
SPAN 440-Level elective
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 7

SPAN 456: History of the Spanish Language or SPAN 400-Level elective
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 8

CML 470: Modern Language Capstone Experience
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

 

Most Spanish majors study abroad. In this case, the student could choose to participate in a faculty-led summer program to Spain or Costa Rica after the freshman or sophomore year for 6 hours of major credit and 6 hours of elective credit OR s/he could study abroad for an entire semester and transfer 9 hours of credit into the major. The remaining credit earned could be applied to a second major, a minor, or used as general elective credit.

The Dialogues curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence 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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