Curriculum and Courses

You will earn a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and one in legal studies upon completion of this program. Each track has individual requirements that have to be satisfied. Your advisor will help you ensure that you fit all of the necessary courses into your schedule.

(Minimum at Elms College: 31 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.67)

Legal Studies Requirements (60-66 credits*)

Legal Studies Requirements (31 credits)
LEG 204 Introduction to Legal Studies I (3 credits)
LEG 205 Introduction to Legal Studies II (3 credits)
LEG 206 Principles of Litigation (3 credits)
LEG 295 Gender and Diversity in the Law (3 credits)
LEG 451 Elder Law (3 credits)
LEG 333 Computer Assisted Legal Research (3 credits)
LEG 334 Interviewing and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
LEG 363 Law Office Computer Applications (3 credits)
LEG 455 Advanced Paralegal Seminar (3 credits)
LEG 465 Advanced Research and Writing (3 credits)
LEG 480 Paralegal Internship (4 credits)

Legal Specialty Courses (9 credits)
Choose three (LEG 253-495)

Spanish Requirements (30 - 36 credits*)

(Minimum at Elms College: 15 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.0)

SPA 225 Conversación y cine (3 credits)
SPA 226 Composición y lectura (3 credits)
SPA 302 Literature and Civilization of Spain II (3 credits)
SPA 303 Literature and Civilization of Latin America I (3 credits)
SPA 304 Literature and Civilization of Latin America II (3 credits)
SPA 305 Translation (3 credits)
SPA 321 Advanced Oral Practice (3 credits)
SPA 323 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
SPA 412, 415, or 425** (3 credits)
SPA 444 20th Century Latin America** (3 credits)

*To enter the Spanish major, students must prove that they have achieved an intermediate level of proficiency in the language. They can do so by scoring at that level in a language proficiency test or by taking the intermediate level courses SPA 201 and 202, which would also satisfy the language core requirement.

** These courses can also satisfy the literature requirement of the core.

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Division of Social Sciences
Kurt Ward
Director of Criminal Justice and Director of Paralegal & Legal Studies