(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 Advanced Spanish 3
       SPA 302 Advanced Speaking and Comprehension
       SPA 320 Introduction to Literature in Spanish
       SPA 325 Spanish Culture
       SPA 326 Latin American Culture 3
       SPA 351, 352 Conversation Circle I, II
       SPA 403 Spanish Literature 3
       SPA 404 Latin American Literature Spanish 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 – The Profession of Teaching: Student Teaching and EDU 403 - The Profession of Teaching: Student Teaching Synthesis.  Students pursuing licensure must complete all components of the Teacher Education Minor. (See Teacher Education minor)
      • 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.