2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Spanish, BA


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In the United States, Spanish is fast becoming second to English in usage. A language of practical utility, great literature (Don Quixote), and wide applicability (in North, Central, and South America, as well as in Europe), Spanish is a necessary skill for dealing with today’s world.

Teaching Option

Options are available in elementary or secondary education for students seeking teacher licensure. Please contact Academic Advising for further information.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to speak the language well enough to satisfy routine social demands and limited nonspecific, work related tasks
  • Be able to comprehend face-to-face speech in standard language spoken at a normal rate with some repetition and rewording by a native speaker not accustomed to dealing with foreigners
  • Have sufficient comprehension to read authentic printed material or edited texts and material within a familiar context
  • Be able to write routine social correspondence and simple discourse as well as cohesive summaries, resumes, short narratives and descriptions on factual topics in the past, present, and future times
  • Possess a broad understanding of the history and civilization of the target culture
  • Possess a critical and theoretically-based awareness of the literary and cultural traditions, periods, genres and contexts of the target language
  • Be able to develop short critical and analytical essays using appropriate scholarly terminology in the target language.
  • Be able to express oneself in writing and orally in an advanced register of academic language.

General Requirements

  • The Spanish major requires 42 total credit hours: 36 credit hours in Spanish language and literature courses (beyond SPAN 2110 ), and 6 credit hours in Foreign and Cultural Studies.
  • Spanish majors must complete all required Spanish courses with a grade of C or better.

Note:

In some cases, these major requirements may result in total credit hours in the major in excess of the Letters, Arts & Sciences 54-hour subject area requirement. Unless the student successfully petitions the Committee on Academic Progress for a waiver, the major hours exceeding the 54-hour maximum will be in addition to the 120 hours needed to graduate.

Spanish Major Course Requirements


Upper-Division Spanish Electives


Complete six additional hours of unused upper-division (3000+ level) Spanish elective courses.

Elementary Education Option


Spanish Literature Elective


Complete three hours of unused Spanish Literature electives from the following expandable list:

  

Upper-Division Spanish Electives


Complete six additional hours of unused upper-division (3000+ level) Spanish elective courses.

Secondary Education Option


Spanish Literature Electives


Complete 12 hours of unused Spanish Literature electives from the following expandable list:

  

Foreign and Cultural Studies Electives


Complete six hours of electives from the following expandable list:

  

Upper-Division Spanish Electives


Complete six additional hours of unused upper-division (3000+ level) Spanish elective courses.

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