Director: Marta Fairclough
In addition to completing the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, students majoring in Spanish must complete 27 semester hours in Spanish at the advanced level (3000-4000) including the following:
- SPAN 3301 (or 3307 for students on the heritage tack)
- SPAN 3302 (or 3308 for students on the heritage tack)
- SPAN 3305: Spanish Grammar Review
- SPAN 3384: Introduction to Hispanic Literature
- Fifteen hours from one or more of the following areas:
Applied Spanish (business, education, translation, etc.)
At least 2302-level proficiency in a second foreign language is required.
Placement and Credit by Examination:
The Spanish Program offers two basic language programs that satisfy the foreign language requirement and prepares students for upper-division courses in linguistics, culture, literature, business and other practical areas:
Spanish Program for Hispanic Heritage Learners. (SPAN 2307/2308 - Heritage language learners are students who grew up speaking Spanish at home.)
MCL offers a Placement/Credit Exam designed for Hispanic heritage learners. Students may be placed inSPAN 1505, 2307, 2308, 3308, or higher, and may earn up to 12 semester hours in Spanish. Credit at the 4000-level may not be earned by examination. For designated test times, see schedule online at www.class.uh.edu/mcl/.
- Basic Spanish Language Program for Spanish Foreign Language Students. (A four semester sequence: SPAN 1501, 1502,
2302 - This program is designed for students whose home language is not Spanish.)
Students with previous studies in Spanish are required to take a placement exam, at the Testing Center (Student Service Center, 2nd floor), before enrollment. Enroll (register) online at www.las.uh.edu/uts/.
Eligibility for credit by examination is determined by subsequent enrollment and academic performance in the class into which the student was placed. See departmental adviser for further information.
Advanced Placement Credit
For information about AP credit see the "Credit by Examination" information in the Admission and Enrollment (Registration) section of this catalog.