Jul 01, 2022  
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum number of credits required to complete the major: 36

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: None.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the major field that are credited toward the major.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience:  SPA 495; HON 498/499 may be used as a capstone course for the language major as long as the student uses the language in which he or she is majoring.  The Honors thesis and/or presentation should be done in the language or the majority of the work should be done in the language. The thesis proposal form must be signed by the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics.

Courses satisfying the writing intensive requirement within the major: SPA 305, SPA 306, SPA 307, SPA 309 and SPA 444

Residency requirement:  Majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences require a minimum of 15 institutional credits in the major.

Contact Information: Gregory Zaro, Acting Chair, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Climate Change, 5773 S. Stevens Hall, Room 242, (207)581-1857, gregory.zaro@maine.edu

The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  page of the catalog.

For more information about our undergraduate and graduate programs, program learning outcomes, internships, special resources and programs, and research and career opportunities, see our web site at https://umaine.edu/mlandc.

Information about the Spanish major

  • Demonstration of listening comprehension, oral, reading, and writing proficiency (students who have not received at least a “B” in SPA 305 or 306 may be required to take a test in languages skills)
  • Demonstration of comprehensive coverage of literature and civilization through successful completion of appropriate course work
  • A minimum of 36 credit hours, 30 of which must be beyond the intermediate level (300 or higher).

Special Requirements (9-12 credits):

Suggested four-year plan for the B.A. in Spanish (36 credits - 30 above intermediate level):

First Year - First Semester (15-16 credits)

  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3 **
  • Human Values/Social Context Gen. Ed.
  • Quantitative Literacy or Science Gen. Ed.
  • Elective
  • ** or accelerated language classes at elementary and intermediate levels

    All Spanish courses satisfy the Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives

First Year - Second Semester (15-16 credits)

Second Year -First Semester (15 credits)

Second Year -Second Semester (16 credits)

Third Year - First Semester (15 credits)

  • SPA 4XX Advanced Literature/Film Credits: 1-2 (Cult Div/Intn’l Perspct Gen Ed) (Required for the major)
  • Pop & Env Gen Ed
  • Course in chosen minor
  • Elective
  • Elective

Third Year - Second Semester (12-15 Credits)

  • Semester Abroad (Immersion) (Highly recommended but not required for the major)


  • SPA 4XX Advanced courses Credits: 1-2 (Cult Div/Int Persp Gen Ed or Western Cultural Tradition)
  • Art & Creative Exp Gen Ed
  • Course in chosen minor
  • Elective

Fourth Year - First Semester (15 credits)

Fourth Year - Second Semester (15 credits)

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