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    May 29, 2023  
American University Catalog 2020-2021 
American University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish Studies (BA)

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Admission to the Program

Students must be approved by the department for formal admission to the major. Language coursework may be waived if high school or other preparation warrants it. Placement will be made in consultation with a departmental advisor.

University Requirements

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Required (17-21 credit hours)

Note: SPAN-352  and SPAN-353  may be replaced by other coursework at 300- or 500-level if warranted by language proficiency.

Linguistics (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or 3 credit hours in TESL-XXX at or above 400-level as approved by advisor:

Capstone (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following or other approved coursework at or above 400-level:

Electives (12-16 credit hours)

  • Remaining credit hours chosen from Spanish topics, colloquium, and literature courses

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

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