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Course Descriptions and Pre-Requisites

Complete course descriptions and pre-requisites are listed in the official OSU Course Catalog. Students may also search specific term Spanish offerings through the Registrar's Schedule of Classes. A minimum grade of “C-” is required in all courses comprising the major/minor.

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Spanish & Portuguese Major/Minor Advising

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For Spanish & Portuguese inquiries related to General Education (GE), testing, placement and enrollment (1101, 1102, 1103/1113, or 2202/2213) please visit the Language Placement, Testing, and Transfer Credit page

  • Declare a SPPO Major or Minor program 
  • Plan courses toward a major in Spanish or design an SPPO Double Major Pathway
  • Complete the Application for Graduation
  • Discuss pre-approved study abroad programming through SPPO / OIA
  • Understand University policies and procedures
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For Spanish & Portuguese inquiries related to General Education (GE), testing, placement and enrollment (1101, 1102, 1103/1113, or 2202/2213) please visit the Language Placement, Testing, and Transfer Credit page

Information on Honors requirements for Spanish Honors Majors can be found on our Spanish Major Program information page.

Additionally, Honors students have two different advisors: Arts and Sciences Honors Advisors and Departmental Honors Advisors. 

Departmental Honors Advisors

Your departmental honors advisor is knowledgeable in your area of study.

  • This advisor will be a department faculty member who advises, teaches, and fulfills research duties, or, in some cases, a full-time professional advisor. You should consult your departmental honors advisor on issues related specifically to your major.  
  • If you have questions or concerns specifically about your major or minor, please contact the departmental honors advisor for the relevant department.  To make an appointment with a departmental honors advisor, please call or e-mail that advisor.

Additional information about the Honors Program can be found on the OSU College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program website.

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Students majoring in Spanish or Portuguese follow the Bachelor of Arts general education requirements. However, students pursuing a double major pathway may need to follow the Bachelor of Science requirements. If you are not sure which curriculum you are following, ask your advisor.

Need help understanding GE and program requirements? 

  • Contact your academic advisor for assistance. Run your degree audit prior to your advising appointment to review with your advisor. You degree audit report will help you understand your course requirements and how to plan your degree.

Access Your Degree Audit Report in BuckeyeLink

General Education Requirements

Honors GE Requirements

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Brooklee Boots, SPPO Major/Minor Advisor

Brooklee Boots

SPPO Major & Minor Advisor
She/Her/Hers           

Office Hours
M-F: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Office Location
355 Hagerty Hall

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Contact Information

Schedule an appointment via OnCourse.   

Make an Appointment

Contact Brooklee Boots
 

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Graduate Advising Assistants

The Graduate Advising Assistants (GAA) Program is designed to raise awareness among OSU undergraduates of the value of majoring or minoring in Spanish and Portuguese.

Undergrad students are encouraged to contact GAAs with questions about university resources related to a Spanish & Portuguese minor-to-major transition, general questions about designing 4-yr double major pathways, and to explore pre-approved study abroad opportunities. Students of any class-standing can meet with a GAA during hours listed below.

  Name Office Hours Zoom Info. Link to Book
Cesar Alves Dos Santos
Cesar Alves Dos Santos        Thursday & Friday 8:30-10:30 am  ID: cesarasantos
Password: Simbora 
Bookings
Andrea Armijos Echeverria
Andrea Armijos Echeverria  Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00-5:00 pm ID: andreaach
Password: dewey
 
Alyssa Bedrosian
Alyssa Bedrosian   Friday 10am to 2pm  ID: bedrosian7
Password: alyssa7
 
Pedro Ortiz Ramirez
Pedro Ortiz Ramirez Mondays 11am to 3pm   Bookings Link 
Alfonso Roca
Alfonso Roca Suarez Tuesday 11:30 am-3:30 pm   ID: roca.12
Password: suarez
Bookings

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FAQs

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Please contact your academic advisor if you are considering changing your programs of study. Their information can be found in your Student Center on Buckeyelink.

You can also schedule an appointment with an Arts and Sciences academic advisor by calling (614) 292-6961 or by emailing askascadvising@osu.edu.

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The goal of courses in this category is to develop your skills in communication across ethnic, cultural, ideological, and national boundaries and help you develop an appreciation of other cultures and patterns of thought. 

For both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science:

  • 0-12 hours must be fulfilled
  • Course work or proficiency through the third language course (1103) or equivalent is required
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Major Requirements

Your major program must consist of at least 30 semester hours of credit in courses numbered 2000 or above as prescribed by your major advisor. Please note that many major programs require considerably more than 30 hours of credit.

You must earn at least a C- in a course in order for it to be listed on your major. However, you must receive a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all major course work. If you earn a D+, D, or an E in a course that is required for your major, the course cannot be counted toward the major. Your major advisor will decide if the course should be repeated or if another course should be substituted. Courses taken on a pass/non-pass basis cannot be used on the major.

Your major advisor must approve all courses comprising your major. If you change from one major or curriculum to another, consult with an Arts and Sciences advisor. Such changes may result in modifying requirements to such an extent that your date of graduation might be delayed.

At least one-half of the credit hours in the major must be credit from completed Ohio State course work. Note: AP/IB/EM credit and transfer credit from other institutions are not considered to be “Ohio State course work.”

If you are pursuing multiple majors, course work may overlap between the majors, provided that each major department allows such overlap and that each major has at least 18 unique (non-overlapping) semester hours. Similarly, if you are planning multiple majors, there may be overlap between major course work and the GE—again, with permission of the major department and at least 18 unique non-overlapping semester hours on the major.

Minor Requirements

For information about minor requirements, please speak with your advisor.

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A transfer student is one who has completed undergraduate coursework at an accredited university or college other than Ohio State (international or domestic), and who has transferred to an OSU degree program.

To initiate the transfer process, send your Official Transcripts to the OSU Transfer Credit Center, Office of the University Registrar.

Additional information specific to transfer credit related to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese can be found on our Language Placement, Testing, and Transfer Credit page.

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to provide all required and requested information to facilitate the transfer credit evaluation process. Transfer credit requests will remain pending until all required or requested information and documentation has been provided.

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There are many ways to study or travel abroad as a student at Ohio  State, and understanding your different options will help you choose the option that meets your needs. OSU offers:

  • University Approved Programs (including Ohio State Faculty-Led Programs, Third Party Provider Programs, Direct Enroll Programs, International Exchange Programs)
  • University Managed Programs
  • Independent Education Abroad
  • Service Learning and Volunteer
  • Research and Conference Travel
  • Internship or Work Abroad
  • Student Organization Travel.

Getting Started Sessions

It is strongly recommended that students interested in education abroad being by attending a Getting Started session.

Program information sessions and other education abroad events are listed on the Office of International Affairs Events Calendar.

Searching Education Abroad Programs

You can search for various OSU Education Abroad Opportunities on the Education Abroad Program Search page

SPPO-Related Study Abroad Programs

To check out SPPO-related education abroad programs, visit our Education Abroad page.

OSU Office of International Affairs

The OSU Office of International Affairs website has many great resources to get you started on your Education Abroad adventure. We encourage you to reference their website for additional tips, guidance, and resources.

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Students choose a second major or dual (or second) degree for a variety of reasons: personal interest in the subject matter, development of knowledge and skills required for further education or for a career, or preparation for graduate or professional school. Talk to your assigned advisors about the feasibility of pursuing a second major or dual/second degree and to discuss specific requirements.

Options for Multiple Majors

Students pursuing two majors should consider early on whether they wish to complete a single degree with two majors or two degrees. 

Single Degree with Two Majors

A single degree with two majors leads to a single diploma, though both majors are noted on the student’s record and transcript.

  • You must meet the requirements for each major as set by the departments offering the majors.
  • Each major must contain at least 18 semester hours not contained in the other.
  • Overlap with the GE or GEC may be permitted where appropriate. Consult your academic advisors for more information.
  • You must complete at least 121 credit hours to earn a single degree with two majors.
  • You must complete at least 39 upper-division hours.
Two Degrees

Pursuit of two degrees leads to the award of two diplomas. The degrees will be designated separately on the student’s record and transcript.

  • You must meet the requirements for each major as set by the departments offering the majors.
  • You cannot overlap courses from either major.
  • You must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond the total required for one degree (i.e., you must earn at least 151 hours).
  • You must complete at least 57 upper-division hours.
  • You must fulfill all degree requirements for both degrees.
  • Overlap between either major and the GE or GEC is not permitted, unless specifically allowed by a particular GE or GEC category.
  • An approved petition is required to graduate with two degrees.
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Audit Policy for 1101, 1102, 1155, 1103, 2202

In order to learn/review a language, daily attendance and preparation for class are required. It is very difficult to involve students in group practices when they only attend class intermittently and/or do not prepare for the activities. For this reason, students are expected to elect courses for credit. Occasionally, however, a student may wish to attend a course but not elect it for credit. This arrangement can take the form of an official audit. 

An official audit obligates a student to attend classes regularly and complete course requirements (e.g., homework, daily participation in class, and the final examination). Regular tuition fees apply, and the course appears on the transcript with the grade (Audit); and no degree credit is earned. Students auditing a class are not eligible to earn EM Credit by examination for that class. To arrange an official audit, a student must request the permission of the instructor, the permission of your college, through your academic advisor, and the permission of the Program Director(s). If approved, students who audit must complete the majority of the assignments which includes attending classes and receiving at least a 70% for the course. A request to officially audit a course must be approved by the end of the third week of a full term or second week of a half-term. Please contact Megan Lobert if you have any additional questions. 

If you believe you will not be able to fulfill the requirements for an audit, an alternative is to come to the Teaching & Learning Centers (TLC) for individual help or attend the Conversation Tables

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To learn more about how to participate in Program 60, available to all Ohio residents age 60 or older, or to add your information to the Program 60 mailing list, contact the Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) at (614) 292-8860 or visit the Program 60 website.  

Program 60 participants wishing to start in the basic language program should consider first taking the MultiCAT placement test. Please contact The Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CLLC) at (614) 292-4361 for more information about the MultiCAT placement test. Please note that a Program 60 student with less than one year of language study or that has had a long hiatus since their last Spanish/Portuguese course may enroll directly into SPAN/PORT 1101. 

Once a Program 60 student enrolls in a Spanish or Portuguese language course (i.e., SPAN 1101-2202 or PORT 1101-1103), an average of 70% or better is required in order to advance in the sequence. In the event that a student is unable to earn a passing grade in a language course, they may retake the course once. Please note that Program 60 students are expected to abide by all course policies, including, but not limited to, active class participation and completion of course assignments. Lastly, language program attendance policies apply to all Program 60 students. If you have any additional questions, please contact Kristin Hawkins.

I understand that authorization to attend this course is dependent upon the following: 

  • Permission from the section instructor.
  • Sufficient space is available in the section as per standard enrollment requirements and classroom fire codes.
  • Online registration period for undergraduate students has ended.
    • This means enrollment for Program 60 can occur as of Monday of the second week of the requested semester. 
    • Note: After receiving instructor permission, Program 60 students should plan to attend class to keep up with course content until they can officially enroll in a section.

I also understand that by attending this course: 

  • I will complete the course on a noncredit basis, meaning I will not receive earned credit hours.
  • I may not repeat this course, or an equivalent, for a grade at a later date. 
  • I may not take the EM exam for this course at a later date.