Spanish Curriculum

  • I. General Education Requirements with Notes for Majors 37-47
  • English 6-7

Either ENGL B101 or ENGL B105; B101L; and either ENGL B102 or ENGL B106. Each course must have a grade of "C" or higher.

Students may place out of ENGL B101L with an appropriate score on the Freshman English Placement Exam. Students who transfer into USCB with credit for first-semester freshman composition are exempt from the ENGL B101L requirement.

  • Numerical and Analytical Reasoning 6

MATH B101 or a higher level mathematics course, plus an additional course in mathematics, logic, statistics, or computer science.

Speech

  • COMM B140, B201 or B230 3

Liberal Arts

  • Liberal Arts Electives (humanities or social/behavioral sciences 1 ; one of these courses highly recommended: ENGL B287, 288 or 289) 6
  • HIST B101, 102, 111 or 112, 115 or 116 3
  • Fine Arts 2  3
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3  3

1 Courses from the following disciplines: AFAM, ANTH, ARTH, ARTS, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GEOG, HIST, MUSC, PHIL, POLI, PSYC, RELG, SOCY, SPAN, COMM, THEA. One-hour credits in MUSC and THEA may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

2 Courses from: ARTH, ARTS, MUSC, or THEA. One-hour credits in MUSC and THEA may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

3 Courses from: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GLST, LING, POLI, PSYC, and SOCY.

Natural Sciences

  • Two courses, at least one with associated laboratory 7

Courses from: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, MSCI, and PHYS. One of the natural science courses may be a 3-credit course that is designed without a separate laboratory or field component, but which incorporates these components in the main curriculum. The other natural science course must be a 4-credit course with embedded or separately listed laboratory. BIOL B110 and BIOL B120 cannot both be taken for credit.

Two courses outside the Natural Science curriculum also satisfy the 3-credit course requirement of Natural Science: ANTH B101 and PSYC B361.  Students may elect to take them as either fulfilling a Natural Science General Education requirement or a Social Science General Education requirement, but not both.

  • Foreign Languages  0-6

Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects.  For foreign languages taught at USCB, this requirement may be satisfied and credit earned by proficiency through a USCB Foreign Language Challenge Exam. For all other foreign languages, the requirement is waived after USCB certification but no credit is earned by demonstrating an equivalent proficiency.

Waiver of Foreign Language Requirement for Bilingual Speakers: Students whose native language is other than English and who have scored either 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, or 77 on the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), are exempt, without credit, from USCB's language requirement. English-speaking students who document or certify native or near-native proficiency in a language other than English are also exempt, without credit, from this requirement.

  • General Education Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Studies 0-3

A distribution requirement that may be satisfied by one of the above mentioned courses or by additional coursework.

The following courses have been approved for this requirement: ANTH B102, ANTH B312, ANTH B317, ANTH B351, ANTH B352, ANTH 452, ENGL B291, GEOG B121, GLST B301, GLST B398, HIST B109, HIST B115, HIST B116, RELG B203, SOCY B315 and SPAN B380. Non-equivalent transfer credits may be evaluated for approval on a case by case basis by the Director of General Education.

  • II. Program Requirements 3-6
  • Foreign Languages 0-3

Students shall demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language by placing into a 202 level or better on a USCB foreign language proficiency test or achieving a passing grade in a 201 course.

  • HIST B109 3
  • III. Major Requirements (with a "C" average or better) 36

Track One: Spanish Major for Heritage Speakers
(Prerequisite: Phase II Placement Examination)

  • Nine courses at the SPAN 300 level or above 27
  • SPAN B301: Advanced Conversation and Grammar 3
  • SPAN B302: Advanced Composition and Grammar 3
  • SPAN B312: Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literary Texts 3
  • One Pre-Modern Cultural History Class 3

(a) SPAN B400: Spanish Civilization I

(b) SPAN B401: Spanish American Civilization I

  • One Modern Cultural History Class 3

(a) SPAN B402: Spanish Civilization II

(b) SPAN B403: Spanish American Civilization II

  • One Pre-Modern Literature Class 3

(a) SPAN B404: Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spain I

(b) SPAN B405: Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spanish America I

  • One Modern Literature Class 3

(a) SPAN B406: Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spain II

(b) SPAN B407: Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spanish America II

  • SPAN 499: Senior Seminar 3
  • One elective at the 300 level or above 3
  • Three courses (selected from ANTH B312, ANTH B351, HIST B420, HIST B421, HIST B423, SOCY B355, or courses approved by the Spanish faculty and Department Chair) 9

Track Two: General Major (Prerequisites: SPAN B201, B202)

  • Ten courses at the SPAN 300 level or above 30
  • SPAN B301: Advanced Conversation and Grammar 3
  • SPAN B302: Advanced Composition and Grammar 3
  • One Modern Cultural History Class 3
  • SPAN B312: Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literary Texts 3
  • One Pre-Modern Cultural History Class 3

(a) SPAN B400: Spanish Civilization I

(b) SPAN B401: Spanish American Civilization I

  • One Modern Cultural History Class 3

(a) SPAN B402: Spanish Civilization II

(b) SPAN B403: Spanish American Civilization II

  • One Pre-Modern Literature Class 3

(a) SPAN B404: Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spain I

(b) SPAN B405: Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spanish America I


  • One Modern Literature 3

(a) SPAN B406: Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spain II

(b) SPAN B407: Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spanish America II

  • SPAN B499: Senior Seminar 3
  • Two electives at the 300 level 6
  • IV. Field Requirements 18
  • A minimum of 18 hours of 300 level or above coursework in a single separate discipline 18
  • V. Electives 13-23
  • Total hours required 120

An exit survey is required of all graduating seniors.