College of Arts and Sciences

Campus Location: Crete

The Spanish program gives you insight into the second most spoken language in the world. With an increased demand for Spanish-speaking people in a multitude of fields such as business and communication, having a Spanish degree proves marketable - especially when paired with another subject. Also, students don't just learn the language. The Spanish program is designed to be as immersive as possible - which includes learning the language and the culture, partaking in themed events that are important to the culture, and studying abroad for at least a semester to get fully immersed. Like all Modern Language majors at Doane, students who major in Spanish are required to spend at least a semester studying abroad. Once they reach junior year, students are allowed to use their $1,000 travel scholarship to aid them in this experience. 


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Requirements for the Spanish Major:

Complete 33 credits of Spanish

For students who begin beyond the 100-level, complete 30 credits of Spanish, excluding SPA 317,  SPA 321 


A student must earn 12 to 17 credits in Spanish in an approved semester or summer abroad program, with the approval of the department.  Courses taken abroad should be taught in the Spanish language.  The student has the option of earning up to 24 credits for a full year abroad. (Refer toOff-Campus Study Programs.)


Four-Year Plan

Spanish Advising Guide 


Requirements for Secondary Education Spanish Major:

SPA 203 - Intermediate Spanish (3)

SPA 204 - Intermediate Spanish (3)

SPA 305 - Spanish Conversation (3)

SPA 306 - Spanish Composition (3)

SPA 312 - Spanish Civilization and Culture (3) or

SPA 314 - Latin American Civilizations and Cultures (3)

SPA 424 - Literature and Film of Spain (3) or

SPA 425 - Latin American Literature and Film (3)

Study Abroad

SPA 317 - The Teaching of World Languages - Spanish I (0-2)

SPA 321 - The Teaching of World Languages - Spanish II (0-2)


Complete 30 credits of Spanish

Students studying secondary education and Spanish must complete 30 credits beyond the 100-level, excluding SPA 317, SPA 321 

All requirements listed under the catalog section Secondary Education.

Secondary Education


Four-Year Plan

Spanish, Teaching Advising Guide 


Credit by Examination

Students having already taken and passed a course in Spanish at Doane may take an exam for credit. Upon passing the exam, students can be awarded three credits. Additional fees apply. Credit by Examination is limited to 100- and 200-level courses. A maximum of three credits can be awarded.

Faculty & Staff

Jared List - Associate Professor

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Joshua Pope - Associate Professor

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