Spanish

In today’s world, one of the most widely spoken languages is Spanish. Here in the United States, 32 million people of Hispanic descent communicate in Spanish. As a result, it has become the country’s second language, widely utilized in all aspects of life. Spanish is the most popular foreign language studied by North American students from middle schools to colleges and universities. In order to possess a competitive edge in areas such as business, education, law, health care, international affairs and social sciences among others, knowledge and command of the Spanish language and culture offer a tool for success.

Major/Minor Requirements

Students can follow the foreign language major or minor requirements for the catalog year that they entered Bradley.  The new requirements apply only to those students whose catalog year is 2008FA or later.  If you do not know your catalog year, it appears at the top of your Academic Degree Audit.

Majors

Students majoring in one of the foreign languages will find that Bradley emphasizes the applied skills of speaking the language and understanding the language when it is spoken by a native in ordinary conversation. Topics courses offer a wide variety of language courses in small classes where the student receives personal attention. Students can also choose from a wide variety of language offerings including literature and linguistics, translation, culture, and commercial courses.

The new requirements are:  A student must take a minimum of 24 hours at 300 level or above, to include the following:

  • FLS 303 Composition
  • FLS 304 Conversation
  • FLS 325 Intro to Literature
  • 1 Linguistics Course - FLS 320
  • 1 Peninsular Literature Course - FLS 340 or FLS 341
  • 1 Latin American Literature Course - FLS 342 or FLS 343
  • 1 Civilization Course - FLS 321 or FLS 322
  • 1 Spanish Elective
  • In addition, students must earn a grade of C or better in all Spanish courses.  12 credits must be taken at Bradley, 3 of which must be taken during the senior year.  Study Abroad is also highly recommended.

The old requirements are:   A student must take a total of eight approved courses at the 200 level or above.

Minors

The new requirements are:  A student must take a minimum of 18 hours at 300 level or above, to include the following:

  • FLS 303 Composition
  • FLS 304 Conversation
  • 1 Peninsular Literature Course
  • 1 Latin American Literature Course
  • 1 Civilization Course
  • 1 Spanish Elective
  • In addition, students must earn a grade of C or better in all Spanish courses.  Nine of the credit hours must be taken at Bradley.

The old requirements are:   A student must take a total of six approved courses at the 200 level or above.