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    Dec 08, 2022  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

Language and Area Studies: Spanish/Latin America (BA)


Offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures , College of Arts and Sciences , the Language and Area Studies: Spanish/Latin America (BA) is designed for students with a strong interest in a region of the world and in a language of that region. This innovative program achieves a balance between humanities and social sciences courses, combined with an advanced level of world language study.

Admission to the Program


To be considered for first-year admission, an applicant should have earned at least a 3.00 average in secondary school. Students from other regionally accredited collegiate institutions, and students in other programs at American University who have completed the first year, should maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) to be considered for transfer to the program.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 51 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least 18 credit hours at or above 300-level
    • Where appropriate, and with Faculty Advisory Committee approval, special topics courses may fulfill requirements
    • Up to 3 credit hours may be applied toward the major from an approved internship
    • Study abroad coursework may be used toward the major with Faculty Advisory Committee approval
  • Proficiency in Spanish demonstrated by achieving a B (3.00) average or better for all SPAN  coursework taken in World Languages and Cultures  

Course Requirements


Foundation (9 credit hours)


Intercultural Communication


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Spanish Language (18 credit hours)


  • 18 credit hours from SPAN  coursework at or above 300-level

Area Studies (21 credit hours)


Capstone (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following, other approved coursework in SIS comparative seminar, or topics or seminar course in World Languages and Cultures :

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.