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 330

FALL - Semester 1

SPAN 330: Spanish Grammar and Composition
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

SPAN 340: Spanish Conversation
SPAN 353: Introduction to Spanish Literature
LING 238: Introduction to Linguistics
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 3

SPAN 360: US Latino Culture in Historical Context or SPAN 363: Latin American Civilization
SPAN 450: Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 4

SPAN 364: Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
SPAN 362: Civilization of Spain
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 5

SPAN 460: Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature
SPAN 456: History of the Spanish Language or SPAN 463: Topics in Culture
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 6

SPAN 461: Survey of Spanish American Literature
SPAN 440: Advanced Spanish Conversation or SPAN 455: Introduction to Translation (courses rotation every other year)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 7

SPAN 471: Masterpieces of Spanish American
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 8

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 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.

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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