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 enter Bradley. If you do not know your catalog year, it appears on your U-Achieve degree audit report. 

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.

Requirements for Catalog year 2015FA/2016SP and beyond are: A student must take a minimum of 27 hours at 202 level or above, to include the following:

  • WLS 303 Composition
  • WLS 304 Conversation*
  • WLS 315 Intro to Literature
  • 1 Linguistics Course - WLL 311, WLS 320, WLS 360, WLS 370, WLS 402
  • 1 Peninsular Literature Course - WLS 340, WLS 341, WLS 346, WLS 347**
  • 1 Latin American Literature Course - WLS 342, WLS 343, WLS 345, WLS 347**, WLS 380, WLS 385, WLS 425
  • 1 Civilization Course - WLS 305, WLS 306, WLS 307, WLS 321, WLS 322, WLS 330, WLS 401, WLS 410
  • 2 Spanish Electives

In addition, students must earn a grade of C or better in all Spanish courses with the exception of WLS 492, in which they must receive a P. 12 hours of credit must be taken at Bradley, 3 of which must be taken during the final year. Study Abroad is also highly recommended.

*This course is designed for non-native and non-near-native speakers. Students with native or near-native proficiency must substitute another 300-level Spanish class.

**WLS 347 Images and Text in the Hispanic World could be counted either for Peninsular or Latin American literature depending on the topic offered that semester.

Requirements for Catalog year 2014FA/2015SP and older 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.

Minors

Requirements for Catalog year 2015FA/2016SP and beyond are: a minimum of 18 hours of credit in Spanish at the 202 level or above, with at least 9 of the hours to be taken at Bradley, and approval by the foreign language advisor. Their Spanish courses must include the following:

  • WLS 303 Composition
  • WLS 304 Conversation*
  • WLS 315 Introduction to Literature
  • 1 Literature Course: WLS 340, WLS 341, WLS 343, WLS 347, WLS 380, or WLS 385
  • 2 Spanish Electives*

In addition, students must earn a grade of C or better in all Spanish courses with the exception of WLS 492, in which they must receive a P.

*This course is designed for non-native and non-near-native speakers. Students with native or near-native proficiency must substitute another 300-level Spanish course.

Requirements for Catalog 2014FA/2015SP and older are:  a minimum of 18 hours of credit in Spanish at the 300 level or above, with at least 9 of the hours to be taken at Bradley, and approval by the foreign language advisor. Their Spanish courses must include the following:

  • FLS 303 Composition
  • FLS 304 Conversation
  • 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, with the exception of FLS 492, in which they must receive a P.