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Foreign Languages and Literature

Foreign Languages & Literature


Spanish Major



General Education     44
Intermediate Spanish* - Spanish 201 & 202          11
Advanced Spanish - Spanish 301, 302, 400 (400 normally taken during last semester)   11
Spanish Electives 300 - 400 Level       18
Electives                 43


Undergraduate Mentors for Spanish:

A thru J: Dr. Mariana Solares, e-mail,
            Phone (618) 650-2052, Peck Hall 2322

K thru M: Dr. Carolina Rocha, e-mail,
             Phone (618) 650-2313, Peck Hall 2323

N thru Z:
Fall 2015, Dr. Joaquin Florido Berrocal, email,
             Phone (618) 650-2991, Peck Hall 2331

Spring 2017, Dr. Olga Bezhanova, e-mail,
                 Phone (618) 650-2082, Peck Hall 2333


Spanish Minor



Intermediate Spanish* - Spanish 201 & 202   8
Advanced Spanish Spanish 301 or 302    4
Spanish Electives 300 - 400 Level (One must be SPAN 311 or SPAN 312)   9



Required Courses for Spanish Teacher Candidates

       Requirements      Hours 
Intermediate Spanish - 201, 202     8
Advanced Spanish - 301, 302, 308, 400    15

Advanced Spanish Electives 300-400 level   (Will normally include at least 2 courses in culture, 2 in literature;

Teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to take 311, 312, 351** and 352**)                      

FL 486 The Learning and Teaching of Foreign Languages *    (should be taken 1-2 semesters before student teaching)    3



Additonal Requirements for all Teacher Candidates

Credit is earned for only those courses in which grades of C or better are earned. A "B" average in the major is required for certification.
Students who declare themselves as teacher candidates beginning Fall 2005 must demonstrate Advanced-Low oral proficiency (ACTFL scale) in order to meet requirements for student teaching. In order to demonstrate Advanced-Low oral proficiency, teacher candidates obtain an Advanced Level Check certificate.
Teacher candidates who declared prior to fall 2005, must complete an interview with the Teacher Advisory Committee of the FL Dept. in order to be accepted for student teaching. Applications are due the 1st week of the semester prior to the semester in which the candidates plan to student teach.

For more information,


Heidy Cuervo Carruthers

Phone: (618) 650-2016


Spanish Resources

About Spain

Discover Spain -

ESAVillafranca Sattelite Tracking Station WWW in Spain -

Latin America and Culture

WWW Virtual Library: Latin American Studies -

Latin America on the Net - 


ABC Spain -

Chicano Culture

Centro Chicano -

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