Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Spanish Major


  1. Demonstration of listening comprehension, oral, reading, and writing proficiency. Students who have not received at least a grade of “B” in SPA305 or SPA306 may be required to take a test in languages skills.
  2. Demonstration of comprehensive coverage of literature and civilization through successful completion of appropriate coursework
  3. A minimum of 36 credit hours, 30 of which must be above (i.e. at the 300 and 400 levels) the intermediate level

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in oral communication in the target language.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in written communication in the target language.
  3. Describe (written, oral) relevant historical and/or contemporary cultural concepts in the target language.
  4. Critically evaluate and analyze texts and other media in the target language.

Required Coursework

The minimum of 36 credit hours must include:

  • SPA305-Applied Spanish OR SPA306-Workshop in Speaking and Writing Spanish
  • SPA307-Readings in Peninsular Literature OR SPA308-Readings in Spanish-American Literature, or equivalent
  • 12 credits of 400-level Spanish coursework, including at least one language and one literature course
  • MLC 210-Introduction to Modern Languages
  • SPA495-Senior Project in Spanish / Capstone

Highly Recommended

  • Semester or full-year abroad program

Spanish Courses

  • SPA101: Elementary Spanish I
  • SPA102: Elementary Spanish II
  • SPA109: Spanish for the Medical Profession
  • SPA117: Accelerated Spanish I
  • SPA203: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPA204: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPA217: Accelerated Spanish II
  • SPA305: Applied Spanish
  • SPA306: Workshop in Speaking and Writing Spanish
  • SPA307: Readings in Peninsular Literature
  • SPA308: Readings in Spanish American Literature
  • SPA309: Spanish for the Professions
  • SPA310: Contemporary Latin American Cultures
  • SPA311: Latinos in the US
  • SPA350: Multidisciplinary Readings in Spanish
  • SPA390: Topics in Spanish
  • SPA401: Golden Age
  • SPA403: Cervantes
  • SPA409: Contemporary Latin-American Short Story
  • SPA410: Latin American Novel
  • SPA414: History of the Spanish Language
  • SPA415: Feminism and Literature
  • SPA416: Modernism(o) and Avant-Garde
  • SPA420: Spanish Film
  • SPA444: Translation Theory & Techniques
  • SPA490: Topics and Individual Authors in Spanish
  • SPA495: Senior Project in Spanish / Capstone
  • SPA498: Projects in Spanish II

For a complete list of about Spanish course descriptions at the University of Maine, visit our comprehensive Spanish Courses page or visit the UMaine Undergraduate Course Catalog.