Foreign language

The aims of this program are to equip students with skills in a foreign language; to increase student job opportunities in such fields as bilingual elementary education, social work and business; and to promote the appreciation of other cultures. Classroom instruction emphasizes the four basic skills of speaking, understanding, reading and writing. Students interested in a career in international business are encouraged to consider combining a Spanish major or minor with an economics major or minor.

The English/language department offers Spanish as a major or minor.

Major

Spanish (39 hours)
39 hours beyond SPA 225 Intermediate Spanish:
ENG 252 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
SPA 301 Spanish Prose Composition (3)
SPA 302 Spanish Peninsular Culture and Civilization (3)
SPA 303 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3)
SPA 306 Advanced Grammar Review (3)
SPA 311 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature (3)
SPA 312 Survey of Spanish American Literature (3)

One of the following three courses:
SPA 240 Spanish Conversation: Story of the Spanish Speaking World (3)
SPA 242 Spanish Conversation: Music, Film, and Popular Culture in the Spanish Speaking World (3)
SPA 244 Spanish Conversation: Conflict and Social Change in the Spanish Speaking World (3)

15 hours in Spanish literature and/or culture courses through BCA study abroad program at a Spanish or Latin American university; courses chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

Minor

Spanish (15 hours)
15 hours beyond SPA 225 Intermediate Spanish

Twelve hours chosen from the following:
SPA 301 Spanish Prose Composition (3)
SPA 302 Spanish Peninsular Culture and Civilization (3)
SPA 303 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3)
SPA 306 Advanced Grammar Review (3)
SPA 311 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature (3)
SPA 312 Survey of Spanish American Literature (3)

One of the following three courses:
SPA 240 Spanish Conversation: Story of the Spanish Speaking World (3) 
SPA 242 Spanish Conversation: Music, Film, and Popular Culture in the Spanish Speaking World (3)
SPA 244 Spanish Conversation: Conflict and Social Change in the Spanish Speaking World (3)

Or
Spanish minor (18 hours)

Six  or nine hours chosen from the following:
 
SPA 301 Spanish Prose and Composition (3)
SPA 302 Spanish Peninsular Culture and Civilization (3)
SPA 303 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3)
SPA 306 Advanced Grammar Review (3)
SPA 311 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature (3)
SPA 312 Survey of Spanish American Literature (3)

SPA 399 Study Abroad (9-12 hours)
(9 or 12 hours in Spanish literature and/or culture courses through CASAS or the BCA study abroad program at a Spanish or Latin American university; courses chosen in consultation with academic advisor.)

September 2015