Spanish Teaching Area Emphasis

Spanish Teaching Area Emphasis

Requirements: 45 credits in Spanish of which 35 credits shall be numbered above 2999; including 2 credits in secondary methods

SPAN2010. Intermediate Spanish (4)

SPAN2020. Intermediate Spanish (4)

SPAN3010. Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)

SPAN3630. Teaching Foreign Language in the Secondary School (2)

SPAN4970. Senior Thesis (3)

29 credits with minimum of one course each from areas of Hispanoamerican civilization, literature, and linguistics:

One course selected from Spanish or Hispanoamerican civilization:

SPAN3094. Topics in Hispanic Culture, Literature, or Linguistics (3) cultural topic; or

SPAN3310. Hispanic Civilization (3) repeatable 

One course selected from Spanish or Hispanoamerican literature:

SPAN3094. Topics in Hispanic Culture, Literature or Linguistics (3) literature topic; or

SPAN3510. Survey of Hispanic Literature (3) repeatable 

One course selected from Spanish or Hispanoamerican linguistics:

SPAN3094. Topics in Hispanic Culture, Literature, or Linguistics (3) linguistics topic; or

SPAN3420. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3)

Twenty elective credits in Spanish which shall be numbered above 2999 (20)

Additionally, Spanish Teaching Area majors are required to do the following:

Cultural Immersion Experience:

30 hours documented service in the local Hispanic community (church, school, other organization)

Portfolio (4 major papers, including Senior Thesis, representing the areas of Hispanic linguistics, civilization, and literature)

Oral proficiency (ACTFL advanced level or better on modified oral proficiency examination)

Cultural Immersion Experience: Students who have not lived in a cultural setting where Spanish is the primary language are required to study, travel, or work in such a setting for an extended period of time.  Examples of acceptable experiences are a college-level summer school session, or academic-year program in a school such as the Universidad Internacional (formerly Centro de Estudios Linguisticos y Multiculturales ) in Cuernavaca, Mexico, or the Latin American Studies Program in San Jose, Costa Rica. Approved Off-Campus (OCAM prefix) courses or approved transfer courses from travel-study programs may be substituted for courses listed in the categories above. Prior approval of a travel-study program must be obtained from the chair of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice.