B.A. in Spanish

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR SPANISH MAJORS

  • Read and write in Spanish at the intermediate high level as defined by the ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
  • Use Spanish, English, and ASL to analyze key aspects of literary, cultural and historical traditions as well as contemporary trends, in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Apply both traditional and technology-based research skills to analyze and interpret cultural products and practices of the Spanish-speaking world and cross-cultural traditions and trends.
  • Use language skills and cultural knowledge to explore Spanish culture first-hand through study abroad, internship and/or service-learning opportunities.
  • Use insights gained about Spanish signed and written languages and cultures to better understand one’s own languages and cultures.

Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements

2013-2014

General Studies

40

Pre-Major Courses

8

Major and Related Courses

30

Free Elective Courses

42

TOTAL

120

Requirements for a Major in Spanish

Required pre-major courses 8 hours

SPA 111 Basic Spanish I (4)
SPA 112 Basic Spanish II (4)

Required internship or foreign study experience 1-5 hours

FLC 210 Spanish Studies (1-5)
FLC 320 Field Experience (1-5)*
*A maximum of five hours count toward the requirements for the major

Required major courses 25-29 hours

A minimum of twenty-five hours from courses numbered 200 and beyond in the Spanish field of study, to be chosen in consultation with the departmental advisor (in addition to the internship/foreign study experience requirement). A maximum of one Humanities literature in translation course offered by the department and in the major field may be counted toward the major.

Potential majors are encouraged to consider a second major in another department so as to enhance their marketability after graduation. Under the auspices of the Self-Directed Major program, a customized major course of study with a foreign languages emphasis may be requested.

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