College of Arts and Letters

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
  • Yuma

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SPA101 First Year Spanish 4
Description: Introduces the basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Fundamentals of grammar, basic vocabulary, conversation, and culture through a variety of approaches. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SPA102 First Year Spanish 4
Description: Continuation of SPA 101. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: SPA 101 or SPA 101H or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SPA201 Second Year Spanish 4
Description: Continuation of SPA 101 and 102. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: SPA 102 or SPA 102H or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SPA202 Second Year Spanish 4
Description: Designed to consolidate and increase basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Expansion of communicative skills, vocabulary and cultural awareness with particular emphasis on reading. Course conducted entirely in Spanish. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: SPA 201 or SPA 201H or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SPA303 Intermediate Oral Communicatn 3
Description: Emphasizes oral proficiency in Spanish through speaking, writing, reading, and listening activities. If your competence exceeds the scope of this course, you receive credit by exam. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: SPA 202, 202H, 222 or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
SPA304W Spa Stylistics:Interm Compostn 3
Description: Intermediate level course stressing clarity and accuracy of written expression through grammar review and practice This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: [SPA 202 or 202H or 222 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))] or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
SPA311W Spanish For Native Speakers 3
Description: Language development for Spanish-English bilinguals through exposure to local and standard world Spanish in informal and formal contexts with emphasis on home and community culture and oral culture. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: placement by exam and instructor consent.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option C-
SPA312W Spa Compstn Native Speakers 3
Description: Family and community Spanish skills are expanded through exposure to local and standard world Spanish in various informal and formal contexts. Emphasizes development of reading and writing skills. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. SPA301 Advanced Spanish Grammar 3
Description: Exploration of and practice with complex grammatical structures in Spanish. Scope includes morphological and syntactical structures. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: SPA 202, 202H, 222 or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
SPA321 Intro To Literature In Spanish 3
Description: Modern Hispanic works (short stories, novels, poetry, and drama) are analyzed to introduce the techniques of critical evaluation of literature. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: SPA 304W or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
SPA322 Hispanic Drama 3
Description: Studies selected Spanish, Spanish American, and/or Latino plays through close reading, discussion, and analysis. May also involve performance of plays. Pass-fail or letter grade.
Prerequisite: SPA 304W or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
SPA340 Spanish Linguistics 3
Description: Surveys Spanish linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax, with attention also given to historical, geographical, and social variations. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: SPA 304W or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
SPA341 Spanish Applied Linguistics 3
Description: Focuses on the relationship between Spanish linguistic systems and instructional practices. Provides an understanding of Spanish's linguistic components and variation. Students utilize this knowledge to analyze instructional and curricular practices. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: SPA 304W, SPA 311W, or SPA 312W or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
SPA351 Peninsular Spanish Literature 3
Description: Selected works of peninsular Spanish literature from its origins to the present. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: SPA 321 or SPA 322 or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
SPA352 Spanish-american Literature 3
Description: Studies selected works of Spanish-American literature from its origins to the present. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: SPA 321 or SPA 322 or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
-Option C-
SPA353 Chicano & U.s. Latino Lit 3
Description: Focuses on literature deriving from a number of different cultures (Chicano, Cuban-American, Puerto Rican, and Latin American), and addresses issues involving cultural, literary, and geopolitical borders. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: SPA 321 or SPA 322 or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: US Ethnic Diversity
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
-Option D-
SPA354 Survey Latin American Film 3
Description: Analysis of the form, content, and history of contemporary films from Latin America. The focus is on issues of political ideologies, class, gender, and race. Taught in Spanish. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: SPA 321 or SPA 322
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. SPA404 Adv Composition & Oral Exprssn 3
Description: Advanced course in writing Spanish, including creative expression and development of research skills. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (SPA 304W and SPA 301) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Spanish Elective cannot be fulfilled by SPA 101, 102, 201 or 202
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Students need to submit graduation application during this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
SPA351 Peninsular Spanish Literature 3
Description: Selected works of peninsular Spanish literature from its origins to the present. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: SPA 321 or SPA 322 or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
SPA352 Spanish-american Literature 3
Description: Studies selected works of Spanish-American literature from its origins to the present. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: SPA 321 or SPA 322 or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
-Option C-
SPA353 Chicano & U.s. Latino Lit 3
Description: Focuses on literature deriving from a number of different cultures (Chicano, Cuban-American, Puerto Rican, and Latin American), and addresses issues involving cultural, literary, and geopolitical borders. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: SPA 321 or SPA 322 or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: US Ethnic Diversity
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
-Option D-
SPA354 Survey Latin American Film 3
Description: Analysis of the form, content, and history of contemporary films from Latin America. The focus is on issues of political ideologies, class, gender, and race. Taught in Spanish. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: SPA 321 or SPA 322
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. SPA405 Culture & Civilization Spain 3
Description: Focused study of Spanish culture and civilization. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
Prerequisite: SPA 321, SPA 322, SPA 340, or SPA 341
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
SPA451C Tpcs In Peninsular Spanish Lit 3
Description: In-depth study of an important period, genre, or theme in peninsular Spanish literature. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
Prerequisite: SPA 351 or SPA 352 or SPA 353
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
SPA452C Topics In Span-amer Literature 3
Description: In-depth study of an important period, genre, or theme in Spanish-American literature. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
Prerequisite: SPA 351 or SPA 352 or SPA 353
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option C-
SPA460C Topics In Spanish Linguistics 3
Description: Selected topics in Spanish linguistics are approached from the perspective of fields such as dialectology, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, as well as applied or theoretical linguistics. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
Prerequisite: SPA 301 or SPA 340
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
-Option D-
SPA480C Theory & Practice Of Translatn 3
Description: Introduces theory and practice of translation through practical drills and translation of texts. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: SPA 404
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. SPA406 Spa-amer Culture & Civilizatn 3
Description: Focused study of Spanish-American culture and civilization. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
Prerequisite: SPA 321, SPA 322, SPA 340, or SPA 341
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • You may not use SPA prefix courses to meet liberal studies requirements.
  • You may not count SPA 100-200 level courses toward your major requirements.
  • You may only take lower-level SPA courses if you have not already taken advanced SPA coursework. For example, after completing 200-level SPA courses, students may not take SPA courses at the 100-level; after completing a 300-level course, students may not take 100- or 200-level courses.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in any course they wish to apply towards their major in Spanish.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Global Languages & Culture Office
Babbitt Academic Annex (Bldg. 23), Room 108
PHONE: 928-523-2361
http://www.cal.nau.edu/languages/

Student Services Center
College of Arts and Letters
Riles (Bldg. 15), 2nd Floor
PHONE: 928-523-8632
http://www.cal.nau.edu/

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.