Spanish

Spanish is spoken in over twenty countries around the world, and has become the second language of the United States. We provide rigorous training in the language and culture, supplemented by several exciting overseas study opportunities. You may have the opportunity to participate in research being conducted on classroom language acquisition as well as opportunities to engage in culture and language through Hispanic culture, history, literature and film both on campus and in the community.  

A background in Spanish opens up many opportunities in all sorts of careers, and is especially useful for government, work, international business, translating and interpreting, teaching and tourism.

A minor is required with this major.

Requirements

SPA 101  Spanish Language and Culture I 
SPA 102  Spanish Language and Culture II  3
SPA 201  Intermediate Spanish I 
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPA 300 Grammar and Composition 3
SPA 305 Conversation 3
SPA 315 Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3
SPA 499C Senior Seminar 3
Choose one Spanish literature elective SPA 301, 302, 401, 402, 432, 440  3
Choose one culture and civilization elective  SPA 304 or 306 
Choose an approved 300-400 level Spanish elective SPA 304, 306, 309, 404 
TOTAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS   33


For a complete list of major requirements and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website. You may also view the Spanish major curriculum map here.
 

Placement Examinations 

It is strongly recommended that students enrolling at Morehead State University take a placement examination in Spanish if they have studied the language previously and intend to continue their Spanish studies at MSU. The placement test is available at any time on the Web and takes no more than 30 minutes to complete; the score is sent automatically to the student immediately after taking the test and should be brought to the department chair. We will recommend placement on the basis of the score. 

For questions, contact the department chair, Dr. Keith Terry at 606-783-2134 or via email at ke.terry@moreheadstate.edu. It is strongly recommended that Spanish be taken in the freshman year and without interruption. 

Note: Those who begin in a more advanced class will have the opportunity to earn credit by examination for the classes they do not need to take. Please consult the department for details.

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  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Drive, West Liberty, KY 41472
    606-743-1500
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