Aug 07, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, International Language and Culture for the Professions Option BA

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This option in the Spanish major offers career possibilities, both in government and private industry, at home and abroad. Languages are useful in business, industry, commerce, civil service, law, library science, media, science, economics, health and social sciences. Students who follow this course of study could also qualify as teachers of general business subjects in bilingual as well as traditional school systems. (However, students who wish to be certified to teach Spanish in the public schools should consult the department for information concerning the undergraduate language licensure program.)

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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  • International Spanish for the Professions is a controlled-enrollment major that takes two years to complete. Interested students should contact the Spanish advisor in the Department of Modern Languages to declare the major. This should be done as early as possible in the student’s academic career, but not later than the second semester of the sophomore year.
  • To be admitted to major status in Spanish, students must have an overall GPA of C+ (2.3).
  • Prerequisites: (These courses do not count toward the major total of 45 semester hours)
    • ECON 2012 - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics 
    • ECON 2022 - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics 
    • MATH 1070 - Algebra for Social Sciences and Business  or
    • MATH 1110 - College Algebra  or
    • higher level math course
    • SPAN 2110 - Second Year Spanish I  or
    • SPAN 2120 - Second Year Spanish II 

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. The minimum grade acceptable in any course applied to a Spanish major or minor is a C- (1.7).
  2. The GPA in all courses applied to a Spanish major or minor at CU Denver must be 2.5.
  3. No courses taken on a pass/fail basis may be credited toward a Spanish major or minor.
  4. The BA in Spanish ILCP track requires 30 semester hours of upper-division course work in Spanish and 15 additional hours in Business.
  5. A minimum of 18 semester hours of Spanish course work for the major, and 9 hours for the minor, must be taken from Spanish faculty at CU Denver.
  6. Courses taken at other institutions while a student is enrolled at CU Denver may be applied to the major only with departmental approval before enrollment in those courses.
  7. Before enrolling in their final semester in the language, Spanish majors must be evaluated by the faculty in oral and written skills. Students must see their Spanish advisor for specific information.

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