College of Arts and Sciences

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Major, Bachelor of Arts (33 hours) - minor required
A student, in consultation with the undergraduate advisor, may choose to focus on a specialized area of Spanish.

Spanish - Spring 2019 course requirements

Latin American Culture Studies specialization - Spring 2019 course requirements

An interdisciplinary planned curriculum of studies on Latin America.

Students choosing the Latin American culture studies specialization must fulfill the Spanish language requirement by completing Spanish at the 3510 level or demonstrating competency in the Spanish language — e.g., by completing intensive Spanish language and culture courses through the abroad program in Mexico.

Minor (21 hours)

  • SPAN 3510, 3520 (6)
  • SPAN 3660 (3)
  • SPAN 3760 (3)
  • Electives with one course at 4000 level (9)
  • Courses required for the minor may not be taken S/U.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Spanish are expected to be able to:

  • Write, listen, and converse proficiently about Spanish and Latin-American literary works, movements, and genres and about the civilizations of Spain, Latin-American, and the Spanish-speaking world;
  • Master reading comprehension, terminology, and basic research tools appropriate to literary and cultural analysis;
  • Demonstrate language proficiency through standardized examinations;
  • Engage in rational, civil discourse in a manner respectful of others and the cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Spanish program went through Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2016-17.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Spanish program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Spanish program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.


  • Latin American Culture Studies