Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish Language, Literature and Culture BA

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The Spanish program studies the language, linguistics, literature, culture and civilization of Spain, Spanish America and the Spanish-speaking areas of the United States.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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  • To be admitted to major status in Spanish, students must have an overall GPA of C+ (2.3).

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 36 SPAN credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 36 upper division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the major.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.5. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 18 SPAN credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Spanish majors are advised to take MATH 1010 or 2830 for their CU Denver Core Curriculum Mathematics requirement.
  2. Courses taken at other institutions while a student is enrolled at CU Denver may be applied to the major only with departmental approval before enrollment in those courses.
  3. Before enrolling in their final semester in the language, Spanish majors must be evaluated by the faculty in oral and written skills. Students must see their Spanish advisor for specific information.
  4. Students must complete at least 12 SPAN credit hours at the 4000 level.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in courses taught in Spanish.
  6. Up to 6 credit hours of the 36 upper division level credit hours may be taken in related fields.

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