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Modern Languages - Spanish

Did you know that over 500 million people speak Spanish around the world? The U.S. ranks #2 in the world for Spanish speakers behind Mexico, and it is projected that, by 2050, one in three people will speak Spanish (including bilinguals English/Spanish) in the U.S.  Our immersive program offers extensive practice in spoken and written Spanish as well as opportunities to study a range of literary and cultural studies, language for the professions, linguistics, and translation. 

Spanish Minor Requirements

The Spanish Minor requires 19 credit hours at and above the 301-level, including one literature course at the 500-level (SPAN 550 is recommended). K-State Catalog here. 

Recommended courses: 

  • SPAN 301 - Spanish IV Credits: 4 OR SPAN 302 - Spanish IV for Heritage Speakers Credits: 4 
  • SPAN 398 - Intermediate Studies in Spanish Credits: 1-18 
  • SPAN 410 - Spanish Composition and Grammar Credits: 3 OR SPAN 411 - Spanish for heritage speakers: Composition and grammar Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 420 - Spanish Conversation Credits: 3 OR SPAN 421 - Listening Skills Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 530 - Professional Spanish: Business Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 531 - Professional Spanish: Health and Human Services Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 550 - Introduction to Hispanic Readings and Media Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 560 - Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World: U.S. Latinx Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 565 - Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World: Spain Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 566 - Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World: Spanish America Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 567 - Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World: Transatlantic Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 568 - Literature of Spanish America Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 569 - Special Studies in Spanish Credits: 1-18 
  • SPAN 575 - Introduction to Spanish Translation Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 580 - Introduction to Spanish Linguistics Credits: 3 
  • Any course at the 6-700-level 

Spanish Translation Minor Requirements

The Spanish Translation Minor requires 18 credit hours at and above the 530-level, including professional writing in Spanish and English. K-State Catalog here.

  • Professional writing in English elective (3 hours)
    • ENGL 302, 400, 415, 417, 510, 516
    • MC 200, 221, 426
  • Approaches to language elective (3 hours)
    • ANTH 514, 525, 720, 792
    • COMM 480
    • ENGL 430, 435, 490
    • SPAN 580, 670, 776
  • Professional Spanish (3 hours)
    • SPAN 530 or SPAN 531
  • Core course (9 hours)
    • SPAN 575, SPAN 771, and SPAN 774

Spanish Major Requirements

The Spanish Major requires 31 credit hours of Spanish courses at and above SPAN 301, including one required literature courses at the 500-level: SPAN 550, and at least three 700-level courses. A grade of “C” or better or a minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all Spanish courses counted towards the major. Classes for the major cannot be taken Pass/Fail. Two non-transfer courses are required at the 700 level. K-State Catalog is available here.

Recommended course sequence: 

  • SPAN 301 - Spanish IV Credits: 4 OR SPAN 302 - Spanish IV for Heritage Speakers Credits: 4 
  • SPAN 398 - Intermediate Studies in Spanish Credits: 1-18 
  • SPAN 410 - Spanish Composition and Grammar Credits: 3 OR SPAN 411 - Spanish for heritage speakers: Composition and grammar Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 420 - Spanish Conversation Credits: 3 OR SPAN 421 - Listening Skills Credits: 3 

A minimum of three courses at the 500-level (SPAN 550 is required) 

  • SPAN 530 - Professional Spanish: Business Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 531 - Professional Spanish: Health and Human Services Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 550 - Introduction to Hispanic Readings and Media Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 560 - Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World: U.S. Latinx Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 565 - Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World: Spain Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 566 - Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World: Spanish America Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 567 - Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World: Transatlantic Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 568 - Literature of Spanish America Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 569 - Special Studies in Spanish Credits: 1-18 
  • SPAN 575 - Introduction to Spanish Translation Credits: 3 
  • SPAN 580 - Introduction to Spanish Linguistics Credits: 3 

Any three courses at the 6-700-level 

The Spanish major with distinction requires 33 credit hours of Spanish courses at and above SPAN 301, including one required literature courses at the 500-level (SPAN 550), and at least four 700-level courses, and a 3.5 GPA in all courses taken toward the major.

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