Undergraduate Program (BA)

Spanish

Banana. Rodeo. Sassafras. What do these words have in common? They're all borrowed from the Spanish language. Get a passport to understanding the world through reading, writing, speaking and experiencing the Spanish language. Stand out to employers and make a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Sample Four-Year Spanish Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
SPANISH 201 3
PHILOSOPHY 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
ENGLISH 101: English Composition 3
Creative Perspective 3
First Year Seminar 3
CORE 101: GOA Co-curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
SPANISH 202 3
THEOLOGY 111: Theological Foundations 3
Mathematical Perspective 3
Historical Perspective 3
Scientific Perspective 3
CORE 102: GOA Co-curriculum Program II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
SPANISH 300 3
Philosophical Perspective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Writing Intensive Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
SPANISH Elective 3
Theological Perspective 3
ENGLISH 205: Literature and Moral Imagination 3
General Elective 3
Oral Communications Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
SPANISH Elective 3
SPANISH Elective 3
Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
SPANISH Elective 3
SPANISH Elective 3
E/RS Elective 3
General Elective 3
Diversity Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
SPANISH Elective 3
SPANISH Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
SPANISH Elective 3
Senior Project 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Spanish major at Xavier:

Phonetics and Dialectology (SPAN 328) - Study of the phonetic system of the Spanish language, including transcription and identification of dialectical features.

Intro to Spanish Literary Analysis and Critisism (SPAN 370) - SPAN 370 is an advanced course for students who have taken SPAN 300 and/or SPAN 301 and are preparing to take a 400-level literature course. In the class, we will read selections of different canonical and non-canonical works by Spanish and Latin American authors and learn how to apply a series of distinct literary analytical tools that stem from—but are not limited to—a variety of theoretical perspectives (including postcolonial, feminist, neoliberal, and Marxist points of reference, for example). The unique characteristics of each individual literary genre (poetry, the novel, the short story, the essay, and theatre) will also be studied, as well as the history of literary criticism in Spain and Latin America.

Advanced Spanish (SPAN 300) - A language development course which emphasizes equally listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural aspects with an extensive grammar review.

Spanish Civilization (SPAN 350) - Representative culture and history of Spain.

ADIÓS! Travel to Spain or Latin America and study abroad for a semester or entire year.

ADIÓS!

Travel to Spain or Latin America and study abroad for a semester or entire year.

Spanish

PERSONAL ATTENTION

Small class sizes allow you to ask the right questions and get the attention you need to succeed and learn. On top of that, our Career Services mentoring program will connect you with a professional for networking and job support.

MORE THAN LINGUISTICS

Get a better understanding of the language by joining the Spanish club, enjoying international film festivals and attending regular lunch conversation tables with native Spanish speakers.

LASTING CONNECTIONS

At Xavier, you'll meet people from all over the world. Volunteer for the Interlink Mentor Program, an orientation program that welcomes international students to campus and to life in the U.S.

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