2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Aug 14, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Spanish, BA


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Requirements for the Major


Requirements for a major in Spanish and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

Typical Program


Freshman Year


Fall Term


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall Term


  • SN 300-310 Hispanic Civilization Course*
  • SN 300-Level Course*
  • PL 200-Level or TH 200-Level Course
  • Ethics Core
  • Elective

Spring Term


  • SN 300-310 Hispanic Civilization Course*
  • SN 300-Level Course*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Senior Year


Fall Term


  • SN 300-Level Course*
  • SN 300-Level Course*
  • SN 300-Level Course* or
  • ML Course*
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Term


  • SN 200-Level Course or
  • SN 300-Level Course**
  • SN 300-Level Course* or
  • ML Course*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Key:


* Required for major.
** Majors need a minimum of two 200-level courses and six 300-level courses.

Notes:


  1. Intermediate Spanish II (SN 104) or an appropriate score on the University's placement test is a prerequisite for all courses numbered 200 or higher (except ML courses, which are taught in English). Unless otherwise noted in the course description or waived by the chair in consultation with the instructor, SN 201 is the prerequisite for all courses numbered 202 or higher.
  2. General Requirements for Majors: Eleven courses above the intermediate level (SN 104) are required for majors in Spanish. Two courses with an ML prefix can count toward the major. Except for ML courses, students should take 200-level courses before 300-level courses. Students are advised to take their 200-level courses before going abroad. Some programs in Spanish require students to have completed SN 201 and SN 203 prior to studying abroad. Majors and minors should take Composition and Conversation (SN 201) in the freshman or sophomore year. First-year students can take SN 201 (or above) in Spanish if they have achieved a satisfactory score on the Language Placement Test.

    Majors should consult the department associate chair about the effect of the placement test score on an individual's academic program.

    For interdisciplinary majors (split majors) involving a modern language, at least six courses at the 200- and 300-level in the modern language are required.

    ​Interdisciplinary (ML) courses are taught in English. They are open to nonmajors but do fulfill departmental major and minor elective requirements.
  3. Specific Requirements for Majors:

    Spanish majors must take SN 201 and SN 203. For students who place at SN203 or above by the Spanish Language Placement Exam, 300-level courses can be a substitute for 200-level courses. Native speakers or students who place at the 300-level will get retroactive credit for SN203 upon completion of a 300-level course, which they can apply to their Spanish major or minor. Spanish majors should take a minimum of six courses at the 300-level, at least two of which are culture courses (SN 301-310) and four of which are literature and/or linguistics courses (SN 320 or above).
     
  4. Sophomores should take two departmental courses in both the fall and spring terms.
  5. All language majors are encouraged to spend a semester, junior year, or a summer abroad. Students who major in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and study abroad must take half of their course requirements for the major at Loyola. Upon their return from study abroad, all students with a major in Spanish must take one 300-level course in the language of their major at Loyola.
  6. All language majors are encouraged to explore another period or area such as business, economics, Gender Studies, history, or political science. They should take as many free electives as possible in that area to broaden their knowledge in the culture and society of their target area and to enhance their employment possibilities.
  7. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).

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