Spanish Major

College of Arts and Humanities - Department of World Languages

 

The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of ten (10) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain I-C (Language) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the Spanish major.

Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.

 

Spanish Major Requirements:

A total of twelve (12) courses are required for the Spanish concentration. The core course counts as one (1) of the twelve courses. The remaining eleven (11) courses must be selected from the list below and must include the following distribution:

One (1) Core Requirement (one course):

  • LING 200 Languages and Linguistics
  • LING 300 Romance Linguistics*

*Note: Students with a minor in Secondary Education must select LING 300 Romance Linguistics as the core requirement course.

 

Concentrations:

Concentration in Spanish General Studies (USPG)

A total of twelve (12) courses are required for the Spanish concentration. The core course counts as one (1) of the twelve courses. The remaining eleven (11) courses must be selected from the list below and must include the following distribution:

Language courses (two):

  • SPAN 301 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I
  • SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II

Culture courses (choose two):

  • SPAN 334 Spanish American Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN 431Contemporary Trends in Spanish-American Thought
  • SPAN 443 Spanish American Film
  • SPAN 448 Controversial Cinema of Latin America

Literature courses (choose two):

  • SPAN 320 Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Texts
  • SPAN 335 Major Hispanic Writers I
  • SPAN 336 Major Hispanic Writers II
  • SPAN 343 The Latin American Short Story: Love, Death, and Humor
  • SPAN 345 Tales of Mystery from Latin America
  • SPAN 435 The Boom in Latin American Literature
  • SPAN 436 Cervantes

Major electives:

To fulfill the twelve-course concentration, students may select from the above courses and from the following:

  • LING 200 Languages and Linguistics
  • LING 300 Romance Linguistics
  • SPAN 490 Independent Study in Spanish
  • SPAN 495 Internship/Practicum in Spanish

 

Concentration in Spanish Teaching (USPT) with Secondary Education Minor

The minor in Secondary Education leads to Initial Licensure for Teachers of Foreign Languages Grades: Spanish 5-12. The Department requires that prior to student teaching, the students must have taken all of the education courses, LING 300 Romance Linguistics, and nine (9) of the advanced language courses required for the major.

Concentration requirements:

Language courses (two):

  • SPAN 301 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I
  • SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II

Culture courses (choose two):

  • SPAN 334 Spanish American Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN 431Contemporary Trends in Spanish-American Thought
  • SPAN 443 Spanish American Film
  • SPAN 448 Controversial Cinema of Latin America

Literature courses (choose two):

  • SPAN 320 Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Texts
  • SPAN 335 Major Hispanic Writers I
  • SPAN 336 Major Hispanic Writers II
  • SPAN 343 The Latin American Short Story: Love, Death, and Humor
  • SPAN 345 Tales of Mystery from Latin America
  • SPAN 435 The Boom in Latin American Literature
  • SPAN 436 Cervantes

Major electives:

To fulfill the twelve-course concentration, students may select from the above courses and from the following:

  • LING 200 Languages and Linguistics
  • SPAN 490 Independent Study in Spanish
  • SPAN 495 Internship/Practicum in Spanish

Education Minor Requirements:

  • EDUC 200 Education in American Society with Field Study I
  • EDUC 222 Sheltered English Immersion
  • EDUC 300 Professional Preparation II: Special Needs and Educational   Technology
  • EDUC 318 Professional Preparation and Field Study II: Methods, Special Education, and Technology for World Languages, Grades 5-12 (2 Course-credits)
  • EDUC 421 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar I: World Languages Grades 5-12 (2 Course-credits)
  • EDUC 422 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar II: World Languages Grades 5 - 12 (2 Course-credits)
  • PSYC 200 Psychology of Development

 

COORDINATE MAJOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD OR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Students pursuing initial licensure in either Early Childhood or Elementary Education may combine a major in Spanish with the Coordinate Major in Education. For a complete description of these programs, refer to the Education section of the catalog, or consult the World Languages Department advisor for Coordinate Majors in Education