Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Spanish, B.A.

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Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the undergraduate program in Spanish will:

  • Demonstrate language skills (i.e., reading and listening comprehension, speaking, and writing) that aid in the communication and understanding among persons and groups of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Specifically, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate competent listening comprehension by responding appropriately to statements and questions made.
  • Demonstrate competent speaking ability by responding appropriately and using appropriate word choices and grammar.
  • Demonstrate competent reading comprehension by appropriately responding and reacting to material read, including extended authentic texts in advanced courses.
  • Demonstrate competent writing ability by using correct vocabulary and grammar while producing more complex, organized documents in advanced courses.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and creative insights in the disciplined study of cultural media (such as literature and film) and linguistics. Specifically, students will be able to:
  • Consistently combine knowledge of the text or topic with critical analysis and creative insights.
  • Demonstrate fluency and coherence when presenting ideas in writing and in speech. Specifically, students will be able to: 
  • Consistently present ideas in a coherent fashion and with a fluency in the language appropriate for the course level.

Tulsa Curriculum and First Year Experience (48-50 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)

  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
  • Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)

Spanish Major Requirements (30 hours)

Twenty-seven hours must be at the 3000- and 4000-levels, and at least 15 hours must be at the 4000-level.


Students majoring in Spanish may count SPAN 2013  toward both General Curriculum and Spanish major requirements.

Students who graduated from high school in a Spanish-speaking country may not enroll in SPAN 3003  or SPAN 3043 . Students must complete a different 3000-level Spanish course.


Alternatively, students may fulfill the Spanish culture elective requirement by completing the equivalent of one of these courses during a study abroad experience.

Upper Level Spanish Electives (15 hours)

Spanish majors may take LANG 4003 Methods of Teaching Languages  in place of a 3000-level elective course.

Required Minor (12 hours)

Some minors require more than 12 hours.

General Electives (28-30 hours)

Total: 120 hours

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