Spanish

The Spanish major equips you to be a culturally conscious world citizen in your chosen career.

Preparing You For Success

You engage the Spanish-speaking world through classes and campus activities. Courses give you a foundation Latin American and Spanish culture, linguistics, literature and civilization while they develop your proficiency understanding, speaking, reading and writing the language. The major is structured so you can add another major or minor of your choice.

By the time you graduate, your experiences include:

  • Opportunities to study abroad with Bradley faculty for a semester or January Interim in places like Costa Rica, Peru and Spain
  • Conversation tables
  • Projects th­at engage Peoria’s Spanish-speaking community

Making Your Mark

Spanish is one of the most-spoken languages in the world, which makes your knowledge valuable in any profession. In recent years, Bradley graduates have found jobs in the U.S. and abroad in international business, nongovernmental organizations, nursing and education. Many Spanish majors attend medical or law school. Others have continued their education at institutions such as the University of Chicago, University of Iowa and University of Illinois.

Major Requirements

Core Courses - 9 hrs.

  • WLS 303: Composition - 3 hrs.
  • *WLS 304: Conversation - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 315: Introduction to Hispanic Literature - 3 hrs.

Linguistics Courses (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • WLL 311: Introduction to Language - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 320: Spanish Phonetics - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 360: Spanish in the United States - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 370: Dialectology - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 402: Introduction to Sociolinguistics - 3 hrs.

Peninsular Literature Courses (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • WLS 340: Spanish Literature I - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 341: Spanish Literature II - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 346: Women’s Voices of Spain - 3 hrs.
  • **WLS 347: Images and Texts in the Hispanic World - 3 hrs.

Latin American Literature Courses (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • WLS 342: Survey of Hispanic American Literature I - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 343: Survey of Hispanic American Literature II - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 345: Women’s Voices of Latin America - 3 hrs.
  • **WLS 347: Images and Texts in the Hispanic World - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 380: Hispanic American Short Story - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 385: Poetry of Latin America - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 425: Contemporary Hispanic American Novels - 3 hrs.

Civilization Courses (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • WLS 305: Peru Interim: Andean Cultures - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 306: Topics in Spanish History and Culture - 3-9 hrs.
  • WLS 307: Costa Rica Interim: A Contemporary Perspective - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 321: Peninsular Spanish Civilization and Culture - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 322: Latin-American Civilization and Culture - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 330: Hispanic Cultural History - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 401: Hispanic Cinema: Texts & Contexts - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 410: Life from the Bottom of the World: the Culture of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose two) - 6 hrs.

  • WLS 202: Intermediate Spanish 2 - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 222: Spanish for Heritage Speakers - 3hrs.
  • WLS 301: Spanish for Health Care Professionals - 3hrs.
  • WLS 316: Topics in Hispanic Language and Literature - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 334: Commercial Spanish - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 403: Advanced Conversation and Composition - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 430: Introduction to Translation - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 490: Topics in Hispanic Language and Literature - 3hrs.
  • WLS 492: Practicum - 1-3 hrs.
  • WLS 495: Independent Study - 1-3 hrs.

*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.

Total Hours = 27