This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide students through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between students and their academic advisors. In consultation, a student and advisor will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

The plan below reflects General Education (GE4) requirements in effect as of Fall 2019. Students who matriculated prior to that date will find the previous plan associated with their majors here. For a summary of GE4 requirements, see New Paltz General Education Requirements.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Spanish

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
SPA201 Intermediate Spanish 1 (Foreign Language 3)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
SPA202 Intermediate Spanish 2 (Foreign Language 3)4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Total16

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
SPA301 Communication and Culture in Spanish (Foreign Language 3)4
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Start second major or minor3
Total16
CourseCredits
SPA361 Communication and Writing in Spanish (Foreign Language 3)4
SPA363 Spanish Phonetics and Oral Practice3
Second major or minor3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Elective (WI)3
Total16

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
SPA372 LA Culture or SPA365 Culture & Civilization of Spain4
SPA376 Surv Lat Am Lit or SPA375 Surv Span Lit4
SPA462 Advanced Spanish Grammar3
Second Major or Minor3
Second Major or Minor3
Total17
CourseCredits
STUDY ABROAD*0
OR ON-CAMPUS**0
SPA365 Cult of Spain or SPA372 LA Culture4
SPA376 Surv Lat Am Lit or SPA375 Surv Span Lit4
SPA461 ADV SPN COMP3
Second Major or Minor3
Total14

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Spanish upper-division Elective3
*Additional Spanish Elective for students with 12 credits abroad3
Second Major or Minor upper-division course3
Second Major or Minor3
Second Major or Minor3
Total15
CourseCredits
Spanish upper-division Elective3
Second Major or Minor3
Second Major or Minor3
Second Major or Minor3
Second Major or Minor3
Total15

Notes

*STUDY ABROAD: 12-15 credits plus no-credit orientation

**ON CAMPUS - NO STUDY ABROAD - 12-15 credits

Total Credits: 124