Spanish Concentration

Students in the Spanish 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: 212
SPANISH PRONUNCIATION 3, 4, 5
READINGS IN SPANISH 3, 5
SPANISH PHONETICS 4
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE IN SPANISH 5
SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
ASPECTS OF SPANISH LINGUISTICS
CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH
SPANISH IN THE COMMUNITY
SPANISH TRANSLATION
HISPANIC POPULAR CULTURES
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH
INTERNSHIP 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 Departmental Challenge Exam.

2

Of the 12 units of electives, minimum 3 units must be in a 400-level Spanish (SPAN) special topics course, or SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Culture, or a 400-level Spanish (SPAN) literature course. 

3

Either SPAN 300 or SPAN 305 may count as an elective. 

4

Either SPAN 300 or SPAN 306 may count as an elective. 

5

SPAN 300, SPAN 305 and SPAN 320 are not open to students who are currently taking or who have already successfully completed SPAN 311, SPAN 312, SPAN 321, or SPAN 322

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 201 (Core 5)13SPAN 202 (Core 12)13
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 33Core 83-4
Core 43Core 103
Core 63Core 113
 15 15-16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 301 or 3033SPAN 302 or 3043
Core 74Core 93-4
Core 133Elective3
Core 143Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 16 15-16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Select two from the following:26SPAN 3113
SPAN 3213
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 
Elective3 
Elective3 
Elective3 
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
SPAN 3123SPAN 3xx / 4xx Upper-Level Elective3
SPAN 3223SPAN 3xx / 4xx Literature / Special Topics Course3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Total Units 121-123
1

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

2

SPAN 300SPAN 305, and SPAN 320 are not open to students who are currently taking or have already taken SPAN 311SPAN 312SPAN 321, or SPAN 322.

  1. Students are expected to achieve oral proficiency at the Advanced Low level according to ACTFL standards.
  2. Students are expected to achieve listening comprehension at the Advanced Low level according to ACTFL standards.
  3. Students are expected to achieve reading comprehension at the Advanced Low level according to ACTFL standards.
  4. Students are expected to demonstrate written proficiency at the Advanced Low level according to ACTFL standards.