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 or a multi-age teaching license.

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.)

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Multi-Age Spanish License (preK-12)
(36 hours)
In addition to the required major courses, the following courses are required for licensure:

EDU 200 Intro. to Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
EDU 205 Field Experience (1)
EDU 220 Curriculum & Assessment (2)
EDU 303 Computers & Technology in Education (2)
EDU 305 Content Area Literacy/General Methods (3)
or EDU 302 Reading in the Content Area (3)
EDU 332 Social and Philosophical Issues in Ed. (3)
EDU 353 Educational Psychology &Instructional Practices (3)
PSY 110 Intro. to Psychology (3)
SED 389 Issues in Special Education (1)
SPA 314 Spanish Teaching Methods (3)

Required for Licensure:
EDU 425 Leadership Seminar (2)
EDU 452 Clinical Practice Multi-Age (10)

Courses

SPA 111, SPA 121 Beginning Spanish 1, 2   (3 each)
Emphasizes audio-bilingual skills, supplemented by language laboratory. Includes grammar and reading.

SPA 225 Intermediate Spanish  (3)
Rapid, intensive review of grammar; selected prose readings. Language laboratory as required by the instructor. Prerequisite: SPA 121 or placement in course through exam.

SPA 240 Spanish Conversation: Story of the Spanish Speaking World   (3)
Advanced conversation with emphasis on the human geography of contemporary Spanish speaking societies. The class will focus on telling stories of life in the Spanish speaking world. Historical forays will be used to cast light on current realities. Prerequisite: SPA 225 or consent of instructor.

SPA 242 Spanish Conversation: Music, Film, and Popular Culture in the Spanish Speaking World   (3)
Advanced conversation with emphasis on Latino/Hispanic popular culture in Latin America, Spain and the Diaspora. Students will listen to and learn music, view and critique films and overhear conversations as windows into contemporary culture. Prerequisite: SPA 225 or consent of instructor.

SPA 244 Spanish Conversation: Conflict and Social Change in the Spanish Speaking World   (3)
Advanced conversation with emphasis on the struggle for cultural, political and economic survival of communities with roots in the Spanish speaking world. Particular emphasis will be placed on areas of current conflict. This course may be taken as part of the Peace and Conflict Studies minor. Prerequisite: SPA 225 or consent of instructor.

SPA 301 Spanish Prose Composition   (3)
Advanced composition with emphasis on syntax and style. Achievement of a high level of oral and written fluency. Analysis and discussion of contemporary texts of Hispanic prose. May be repeated for credit whenever literature content and course objectives are different. Writing-enriched course; Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 120 and SPA 225 or consent of instructor.

SPA 302 Spanish Peninsular Culture and Civilization   (3)
Lectures, readings and discussions on Spanish history, philosophy, religion, education, music, architecture, science. Prerequisite: SPA 225 or consent of instructor.

SPA 303 Latin American Culture and Civilization   (3)
Lectures, readings and discussions on Latin American history, philosophy, religion, education, music, architecture, science and pre-Colombian cultures. Prerequisite: SPA 225 or consent of instructor.

SPA 306 Advanced Grammar Review (3)
Conversation, readings, and a review or, in many cases, relearning of specific areas of grammar. The texts will provide the students with a means to understand very difficult conceptual distinctions between English and Spanish and, when there is no graspable concept involved, to learn particular differences between the two. Prerequisite: SPA 225 or consent of instructor.

SPA 311 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature   (3)
A survey course designed to acquaint the student with the most important works of Peninsular Spanish literature. Analysis and discussion of major works from medieval period to the present. Prerequisite: SPA 225 or consent of instructor.

SPA 312 Survey of Spanish American Literature   (3)
A survey course designed to acquaint the student with the most important works of Spanish American literature from the colonial period to the present. Prerequisite: SPA 225 or consent of instructor.

SPA 314 Spanish Teaching Methods   (3)
This course provides the prospective Spanish educator with methods and materials for teaching Spanish in elementary and secondary school settings. Methods, materials, and practices related to curriculum instruction are the focus of this course. Topics covered in this course: development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming for the Spanish classroom. Additional topics include federal and state curriculum models and assessment models, classroom assessment strategies (formal and informal), use of technology, individualizing instruction, development of integrated units, collaboration and consultation. Course is taken before clinical practice semester.

SPA 385 Spanish Internship   (1-3)
Allows the student to apply classroom learning to work in a Spanish-language setting, with an on-site supervisor and overall supervision and evaluation by Bluffton faculty (Spanish instructor and/or department chair).

SPA 390 Independent Study   (1-3)
By arrangement.

October 2013