(minor required) B.A. Degree

The Spanish major provides a program of study designed to give fluency in oral and written communication, the ability to read, understand, and analyze Hispanic literature, and an appreciation of the cultures of Spain and Latin America.  The Spanish major also prepares the student for travel and study abroad, for careers in international business and in government, for professions involving foreign language, and for graduate work in Spanish.  With a major in Spanish, students will acquire a foreign language proficiency of value not only in career pursuits but also in the broader experience of today’s world.

The Experiential Component (requirement of the major) can be met by successfully completing the following:

The Spanish major offers students the opportunity for individual interaction with and assistance to native speakers of Spanish residing in Franklin County, Roanoke/Roanoke County, and southwestern Virginia.  In this way students will be able to use and improve the language skills acquired in the classroom as they participate in the local or regional community.  In addition, students may apply for various international programs related to their Spanish major.

Required Liberal Arts Core Courses
Any 6 hours from the Degree Specific Requirement listing as approved by the major professor (a second foreign language strongly recommended)

Required Courses (Credit by Exam Available):

  • SPA 101, 102 Elementary Spanish     6
  • SPA 201, 202 Intermediate Spanish    6

24 hours from the following:

  • SPA 301, 302 Advanced Spanish    6
  • SPA 320 Introduction to Spanish Readings    3
  • SPA 325 Spanish Culture    3
  • SPA 326 Latin American Culture    3
  • SPA 351, 352 Conversation Circle I, II    2
  • SPA 403 Spanish Literature    3
  • SPA 404 Latin American Literature    3
  • SPA 411 Professional Spanish    3
  • SPA 451, 452 Directed Study    6

Total Hours Required in Major     36
(minor required)

Preparation for Teaching Spanish
Ferrum College offers teaching licensure in Spanish (grades PK-12) through the selection of a minor in Teacher Education with specialization in All-Level Education.  This licensure requires passing state mandated testing prior to enrollment in EDU 402 – Student Teaching.  Students pursuing licensure must complete all components of the Teacher Education Minor. (See page XX)

  • PSY 211 & PSY 291 required
    EDU 310, EDU 312 and ENG 336 must be taken as part of the major to fulfill the understanding of how to apply basic concepts of phonology, syntax, and morphology to the teaching of the foreign language both at the elementary and secondary levels.