University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Spanish

The B.A. in Spanish consists of thirteen courses (39 credit hours): ten required courses (listed below), one Capstone Seminar at the Advanced Medium level (i.e., SPAN-351 - SPAN 399), and 2 elective courses at the Intermediate-Medium level or above (i.e., SPAN-202 or above). Majors are also required to create an electronic portfolio of work done in the required courses, and to pass both the OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) and the WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) at a level of Advanced Low or above. Both tests are administered by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and are nationally recognized for assessing oral and written proficiency according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

Required Courses
Intermediate Medium (SPAN 202-249)
SPAN-224Reading Comprehension3
SPAN-225Composition I3
Intermediate High (SPAN 250-299)
SPAN-252Literary Genres3
SPAN-253Composition II3
Advanced Low (SPAN 300-349)
SPAN-314Latin American Culture3
SPAN-315Spanish Culture3
SPAN-321Latin American Literature I3
SPAN-323Latin American Literature II3
SPAN-326Spanish Literature I3
SPAN-328Spanish Literature II3
Advanced Mid (350-399)
One capstone seminar 13
Electives at Intermediate-Medium level6
Total Hours39
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Consent of Instructor


Writing Intensive Requirement

Majors in Spanish can meet the Writing Intensive Program (WIP) graduation requirement by taking WLC 333 (WIP: Cross-Cultural Communication: Fundamentals of Translation or LLAS 201 (WIP: History and Culture of Latinos) or SCED 311 (WIP: School Curriculum). Visit the Center for Academic Writing on the fourth floor of the Ronald Williams Library for peer tutoring and other writing resources. Double Majors, (students who major in Spanish and another discipline) need only take one WIP course in the major of their choosing. 

Proficiency Testing

The Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test are administered by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and are nationally recognized for assessing oral and written proficiency according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Register online for an appointment to take the tests at the Language Learning Lab

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.
 

First Year
Term 1Hours
SPAN-101Beginning Spanish I3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SPAN-102Beginning Spanish II3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
SPAN-201Intermediate Spanish I3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SPAN-202Intermediate Spanish II3
LLAS-201Writing Intensive Program: Culture History Of Latinos3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
SPAN-224Reading Comprehension3
SPAN-225Composition I3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SPAN-252Literary Genres3
SPAN-253Composition II3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
SPAN-314Latin American Culture3
SPAN-315Spanish Culture3
SPAN-321Latin American Literature I3
SPAN-326Spanish Literature I3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SPAN-323Latin American Literature II3
Capstone Seminar (SPAN 350-399)3
SPAN-328Spanish Literature II3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 120