Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
To earn this degree, complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:
at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements. Be aware that you may not use courses with an SPA prefix to satisfy these liberal studies requirements.
at least 36 units of major requirements
at least 18 units of minor requirements
elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)
Also be aware that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.
Additionally, be aware that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).
Also you must earn a grade of C or better in any course you wish to apply toward the major in Spanish.
In addition, you may not count lower-division Spanish credits towards your major; however, you may count up to 9 upper-division credits by exam.
Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.
Complete the following 36 upper-division units in Spanish:
SPA 303 (or credit by exam) (3 units)
SPA 321 or 322 (3 units)
SPA 340 and 404 (6 units) (or credit by exam for SPA 404)
SPA 301 (3 units)
SPA 405 and 406 (6 units), or 405 twice (6 units), or 406 twice (6 units)
two of SPA 351, 352, and 353 (6 units)
one of SPA 304W, 311W, or 312W, any of which meets NAUís junior writing requirement (3 units)
one of SPA 451C, 452C, 460C, or 480C, any of which meets NAUís senior capstone requirement (3 units)
3 additional units of coursework in Spanish, excluding SPA 101, 102, 201, and 202
Please be aware that you may not count SPA 101, 102, 201, or 202 toward your major requirements or liberal studies.
In addition, you may only take lower-level SPA courses if you have not already taken advanced SPA coursework. For instance, after youíve completed 200-level SPA courses, you canít take SPA courses at the 100 level; after completing a 300-level courses you canít take 100- or 200-level courses.
Complete a minor of at least 18 units from those described in this catalog. In consultation with your advisor, you should select a minor thatís appropriate for your career aspirations and educational needs. Your minor advisor will advise you about this part of your academic plan.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Click here for more information about our courses in Spanish.
Click here for more information about our Modern Languages faculty.