Spanish (BA)

Program Requirements

Prerequisites to the Major

* Major is 36 credits
* Courses may not double count in the major.

Language - Choose 8 Credit(s). Or other proof of language proficiency

An introduction to the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing; presentation of condensed cultural notes.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-08

An introduction to the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing; presentation of condensed cultural notes.

Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent 

Goal Areas: GE-08

Major Restricted Electives

Foundations - Choose 4 Credit(s).

Includes basic communication exchanges, common vocabulary and experiences. Emphasis is on improving written expression through compositions related to socio-cultural topics of the countries in which Spanish is the primary language.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-08

Develop writing and reading skills for academic and professional settings for students with intermediate high oral language proficiency who would like to develop their critical reading skills and improve their writing for academic and professional purposes. Practice of orthography, stylistics, compositional elements characteristic of writing in Spanish for a variety of cultural settings, etc. and development of communicative competence for a Spanish-speaking audience based on multicultural readings.

Prerequisites: none

Proficiencies and Linguistics - Choose 6 - 8 Credit(s).

Topics will vary and course may be repeated for credit. Language topics include pronunciation and intonation, advanced grammar, Spanish for the marketplace, etc. The focus is on advanced oral or written communication. Prereq: Two years of university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years of university level Spanish or equivalent 

Emphasis on development of oral communication skills and improvement in writing.

Prerequisites: none

Increase proficiency of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent 

Emphasis is on reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent 

Topics may vary. Course may be repeated for credit. Discussion and analysis of Spanish linguistics (syntax, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, translation theory and practice.) Prereq: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent 

Introduction to the theory and practice of translation. This course is targeted at Spanish students and language professionals interested in developing translation skills, as well as in finding out what is involved in becoming a professional translator.

Prerequisites: none

The course is designed to help advanced Spanish students identify similarities and differences between Spanish and Portuguese and begin developing Portuguese productive language skills and cultural competency through comparative practice.

Prerequisites: SPAN 201W. Completion of one 300 level Spanish course or equivalent intermediate-midproficiency level of Spanish for admission to the course. See department for language proficiency evaluation information or instructor permission.

Multicultural Literacy - Choose 9 - 11 Credit(s).

A critical analysis of cultural and historical events that have shaped the Hispanic world from a transatlantic perspective. We explore the multiple cultures that are part of the Spanish, Latin American, and US regions and examine concepts such as Hispanic identity, colonial/postcolonial discourses, immigration, race, etc. This course is in Spanish.

Prerequisites: Two years of university-level Spanish or proof of equivalent proficiency.

Major cultural and historical aspects of Spain from ancient times to the present. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent 

Major cultural and historical aspects of Latin America from pre-colonial times to the present. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent 

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish 

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Literary Analysis - Choose 9 - 12 Credit(s). Must take 365 or 395

Discussion and analysis of major themes and movements based on selected readings from representative authors from the Spanish speaking world. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent 

An introduction to reading literature in Spanish. Discussion and analysis of representative works by major authors from the Spanish speaking world.

Prerequisites: none

Topics vary: Spanish Literature from Medieval to Modern Times. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent 

Topics vary: major writers from Spanish America; Spanish American novel; Spanish American poetry; Spanish American drama; Spanish American short story; romanticism, the Mexican novel. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent 

This course is targeted at language professionals including teachers, business professionals, health professionals, law enforcement professionals. The purpose is to improve overall oral proficiency and address communication issues and vocabulary associated with the students' field of expertise.

Prerequisites: none

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit. Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure.

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish 

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish 

Major Unrestricted Electives

Choose 0 - 8 Credit(s).

Prerequisites: none

The course is designed to help advanced Spanish students identify similarities and differences between Spanish and Portuguese and begin developing Portuguese productive language skills and cultural competency through comparative practice.

Prerequisites: SPAN 201W. Completion of one 300 level Spanish course or equivalent intermediate-midproficiency level of Spanish for admission to the course. See department for language proficiency evaluation information or instructor permission.

Minor

Required Minor: Yes. Any.

4-Year Plan

First Year

Fall - 15 Credits

Elective Course in Major * 4 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

General Education Course * 4 credits

General Education Course * 1 credits

Spring - 15 Credits

Elective Course in Major * 4 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

General Education Course * 4 credits

General Education Course * 4 credits

Second Year

Fall - 15 Credits

Elective Course in Major * 4 credits

Elective Course in Minor * 3 credits

General Education Course * 4 credits

General Education Course * 4 credits

Spring - 15 Credits

Includes basic communication exchanges, common vocabulary and experiences. Emphasis is on improving written expression through compositions related to socio-cultural topics of the countries in which Spanish is the primary language.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-08

Elective Course in Major * 4 credits

Elective Course in Minor * 4 credits

General Elective Course * 3 credits

Third Year

Fall - 15 Credits

Elective Course in Major * 4 credits

Elective Course in Minor * 4 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

General Education Course * 4 credits

Spring - 15 Credits

Elective Course in Major * 4 credits

Elective Course in Minor * 3 credits

Elective Course in Minor * 4 credits

General Elective Course * 4 credits

Fourth Year

Fall - 15 Credits

Elective Course in Major * 4 credits

Elective Course in Major * 4 credits

Elective Course in Minor * 3 credits

General Elective Course * 3 credits

General Elective Course * 1 credits