The Spanish major has two tracks. Track 1 emphasizes Language, Culture and Civilization. Students seeking certification for Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Education must select this track. Track 2 is an Interdisciplinary Major in Bilingual-Multicultural studies and is designed for students seeking an extension of Bilingual-Multicultural Certification to their Elementary Provisional Certification. The recommendations below apply to both tracks.


Required Courses for the Freshman Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • SPN 111 Beginning Spanish I or Appropriate Level*
  • SPN 112 Beginning Spanish II or Appropriate Level*


Required Courses for the Sophomore Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • SPN 211 Intermediate Spanish I or Appropriate Level*
  • SPN 212 Intermediate Spanish II or
    SPN 350 Communication in Spanish and SPN 351 or Appropriate Level*


Prerequisites for the Major

  • SPN 211 Intermediate Spanish I or the equivalent.

Further Recommendations

  1. Courses for the major in which students earn grades lower than a “C” must be repeated.
  2. Students majoring in Spanish are encouraged to:
  • Participate in Brockport’s study abroad program in Chile, Spain, Mexico, or in another SUNY program in a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Take classes or pursue another major/minor in a field related to desired career (for example, study another language in addition to Spanish, especially if candidates are seeking teacher certification) .

* Students who have prior study of Spanish in high school at any level should take the Foreign Language Placement Exam to most accurately determine their appropriate starting point. Information on how to register for a test can be found here The following guidelines may also be used for placement if a test cannot be taken prior to registration (contact or for a registration code):

  • SPN 111: students with 1-2 years of high school Spanish
  • SPN 112: students with 2-3 years of high school Spanish
  • SPN 211: students with 3-4 years of high school Spanish