Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
2010 Catalog
Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
Undergraduate Admissions

Spanish (B.A.)

Administered by Department of Languages and Cultures

Effective Fall, 2009

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Spanish must declare majors in both Spanish and Secondary Education (Spanish) and complete the full Spanish course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements. Full program requirements for students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Spanish may be found at

Required Courses

A total of 36 semester hours is required for a major in Spanish in addition to 53 semester hours of general education requirements. Students must receive a minimum grade of C in every course required for the major. Other than the General Education distribution requirements, the department does not restrict the choice of courses in this area. Students are encouraged to choose general education courses in consultation with their advisers. The balance of courses to meet the university's requirement for a bachelor's degree come from elective courses. Required courses for the major include:

12.203 Spanish III
12.204 Spanish IV
12.206 Structure of the Spanish Language
12.207 Conversation and Composition I
12.250 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I (requires approval of instructor)
12.214 Hispanic Culture and Civilization
12.305 Applied Phonetics and Pronunciation
12.306 Conversation and Composition II
12.350 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II (requires approval of instructor)
12.402 Advanced Conversation
12.403 Advanced Structure and Composition
12.420 Spanish Literature
12.421 Spanish American Literature

Note: Exemptions from required courses are allowed only through consultation with a Spanish advisor and must be substituted with an advanced elective in Spanish.

Electives - Choose 3 credits minimum by advisement.

12.208 Spanish for Health Professions
12.209 Spanish for Social Services
12.211 Spanish Culture and Civilization
12.212 Spanish American Culture and Civilization
12.213 Hispanic Culture and Literature
12.281-9 Special Topics
12.290 Study Abroad
12.309 Commercial Spanish
12.331 Literary Analysis of Hispanic Texts
12.325 Spanish for Educators
12.335 Communicative Spanish for Teachers
12.390 Internship in Spanish
12.422 Hispanic Theater and Poetry
12.430 Hispanic Short Story
12.490 Independent Study

Education Majors

Students majoring in Secondary Education and Spanish must declare a major in Spanish and complete the full major sequence. Students majoring in early childhood education and elementary education may elect an area of concentration in Spanish. Students should consult their advisers in the Department of Languages and Cultures about course selection. Students are required to take the methods course, 16.350 Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Research.

Study Abroad Opportunities:

The department offers an exchange program with the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus and with the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico. Exchange programs are open to all university students who have had at least two years of college Spanish.