Spanish Literature/Professional Concentration

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements, students in the Spanish Literature/Professional Concentration must complete 30 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in Spanish beyond the intermediate level. Of the 30 units, at least 15 units must be taken at Towson University.

Required Courses
SPAN 301COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I 13
or SPAN 303 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
SPAN 302COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II 13
or SPAN 304 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II
SPAN 311CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF SPAIN3
SPAN 312CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA3
SPAN 321SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE3
SPAN 322SURVEY OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE3
Electives
Select four of the following: 2,312
READINGS IN SPANISH
SPANISH PHONETICS
SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
ADVANCED SPANISH COMPOSITION
ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
SPANISH TRANSLATION
HISPANIC POPULAR CULTURES
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
SPEC TPCS IN SPAN
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
SPAN 4XX
Upper-level literature course
Total Units30
1

Native speakers of Spanish may earn up to 6 units for SPAN 301 and/or SPAN 302 by taking the department’s Credit for Prior Learning Exam.

2

Of the 12 units of electives in the target language, 3 units must be in a 400-level literature course or in a 400-level special topics course. However, before enrolling in a 400-level literature course, students must have completed a survey of literature course, either SPAN 321 or SPAN 322.

3

Students wishing to emphasize the Professional Track, with the permission of the department, can substitute the internship (SPAN 497) for one 400-level elective course. The internship is generally completed in the junior or senior year, and students will need to complete 27 units beyond the intermediate level and have a GPA of at least 2.50 in the foreign language before applying for the ­internship.

Spanish - Literature Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan 

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 20113SPAN 20213
TSEM 102 (Core 1)3ENGL 102 (Core 2)3
Core 33Core3
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 3013SPAN 3023
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
Core3Elective3
Core/Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 3113SPAN 3123
SPAN 3213SPAN 3223
ElectiveElective3
ElectiveElective3
Elective3Elective3
 9 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 3xx/4xx Spanish Upper-Level Elective 3SPAN 3xx/4xx Spanish Upper-Level Elective
SPAN 3xx/4xx Spanish Upper-Level Elective 3SPAN 4xx Literature/Special Topics course
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 9
Total Units 108
1

During their first academic year, students may take Spanish Intermediate courses (SPAN 201- 202) if needed, or they may start with SPAN 301 after consultation with a faculty adviser from the Department of Foreign Languages. 

Spanish Professional Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan 

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 20113SPAN 20213
TSEM 102 (Core 1)3ENGL 102 (Core 2)3
Core 33Core3
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 3013SPAN 3023
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
Core3Elective3
Core/Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 3113SPAN 3123
SPAN 3213SPAN 3223
ElectiveElective3
ElectiveElective3
Elective3Elective3
 9 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 4xx Literature/Special Topics course3SPAN 3xx/4xx Spanish Upper-Level Elective
SPAN 3xx/4xx Spanish Upper-Level Elective 3SPAN 4973
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 12
Total Units 111
1

During their first academic year, students may take Spanish Intermediate courses (SPAN 201- 202) if needed, or they may start with SPAN 301 after consultation with a faculty adviser from the Department of Foreign Languages. 

1. Students are expected to achieve oral proficiency at the Intermediate Mid-level according to ACTFL standards.
2. Students are expected to achieve listening comprehension at the Intermediate High level according to ACTFL standards.
3. Students are expected to achieve reading comprehension at the Intermediate High level according to ACTFL standards.
4. Students are expected to demonstrate written proficiency at the Intermediate High level according to ACTFL