Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Spanish, B.A.

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Department Contact:

Dean: Dr. Peter Skoner pskoner@francis.edu
Coordinator: Dr. Larissa Clachar

Program Description:

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the United States and a complement to any degree or career path. Acquiring a Spanish major or minor is a fantastic way to develop a set of skills that will make you more marketable in your chosen field, whether that’s through becoming an interpreter or translator, teaching the language, or using it to better serve a diverse population in your career. You can also take advantage of our study abroad programs to places like Costa Rica, Ecuador, and more!

Student Learning Outcomes:

As a graduate of our Spanish program, you will be able to:

  • Engage in formal and informal conversations in Spanish about any topic
  • Read and discuss Spanish media in all of its forms, including news, literature, movies, and more
  • Demonstrate knowledge of any grammatical aspect in Spanish, including proper sequence of tenses, direct and indirect discourse, lexical variations, and idiomatic expressions
  • Express feelings and emotions, engage in formal discussions and debates, and exchange opinions in Spanish using socio-cultural nuances
  • Explain and discuss cultural concepts, including Spanish and Latin American character and cultural identity in the United States and abroad

Admission Requirements: 


Total Credits Required:

128 minimum

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically 4 years of full-time study

Progression and/or Retention Criteria:


Graduation Requirements: 

Students will take the ACTFL general proficiency exam in speaking (OPI) and score a minimum of “advanced low.”

Capstone Requirement:


Courses Required for the Major: (36 credits)

Major Requirements: 36 credits

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