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ARCHIVE - Spanish (SPNBA) (SPNBS)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1995
End Date: Fall Semester 1998

Spanish (SPNBA) (SPNBS) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR TERRY PEAVLER, Interim Head

SPANISH MINOR: Students must select enough courses (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in Spanish to account for 18 credits. Courses given in English such as Civilization or Literature in Translation may not be credited toward the minor.

Bachelor of Arts

This major is designed to develop basic skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish. In addition, the program aims to acquaint students with the literature and civilization of the Hispanic world. Enough flexibility is provided to permit a degree of concentration in either Hispanic literature or linguistics. Specialized courses are offered in translation techniques and in the use of Spanish for social services. Courses taken in the University's Education Abroad Program in Spain may be applied to the major. In conjunction with the College of Education, students may take work leading to certification as Spanish teachers in the secondary or elementary schools.

An integral part of the major is the inclusion of two courses (8 credits) in another Romance language (Italian, Portuguese, or French) or Latin. Students are encouraged to use these courses as a basis for acquiring greater proficiency in a second language.

Combined with course work in business, social welfare, or bilingual education, the B.A. in Spanish can facilitate entry into a number of professional areas. In addition, it provides the traditional foundation for advanced degree work required for such careers as college teaching and government service.

For the B.A. degree in Spanish, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)
SPAN 100(3), 120(3) (Sem: 1-5)
SPAN 200(3), 253W(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SPAN 400(3), 414(3) (Sem: 5-8)
SPAN 497(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
SPAN 210 or 220(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SPAN 353 or 354 (3) (Sem: 3-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits in 300- or 400-level courses, of which at least one is a 400-level literature course. (Sem: 5-8)

Bachelor of Science

This major encourages students to prepare for careers in which fluency in Spanish can be combined with training in other academic disciplines.

For the B.S. degree in Spanish, a minimum of 133 credits is required.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(0-13 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 60-74 credits[1]
(This includes 0-13 credits of General Education courses: 0-6 credits of GS courses, 0-3 credits of GWS courses, 0-4 credits of GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 30 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (27 credits)
SPAN 100(3), 120(3), 200(3), 253W(3), 305(3) (Sem: 1-5)
SPAN 400(3), 410(3), 412(3), 414(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
SPAN 353 or 354(3) (Sem: 3-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 30-44 credits

APPLIED SPANISH OPTION: 30 credits
This option is designed to develop basic skills in Spanish (speaking, understanding, reading, writing) and to provide Spanish majors with concentration in a professional area where a command of Spanish can be particularly relevant and useful.

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select one course from each category: a. SPAN 210 or 220(3) (Sem: 3-6) b. SPAN 472 or 476(3) (Sem: 5-8) c. SPAN 415, 418, 439, 490, 491, or 497(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 21 credits (at least 6 at the 400 level) in one related area such as criminal justice, social services, community development, the teaching of English as a second language, or in another professional area where competency in Spanish is desirable. These courses must be selected in consultation with the adviser from a department list. (Sem: 1-7)

BUSINESS OPTION: 43-44 credits
This option is designed to develop basic skills in Spanish (speaking, understanding, reading, writing) and to acquaint students with a number of fields essential to business, especially in the international area. Courses in translation techniques, Spanish civilization, and Ibero-American civilization are an integral part of the option. Students are eligible to participate in the University's Education Abroad Programs in Salamanca, Spain; San Germán, Puerto Rico; Puebla, Mexico; and in the International Business Program in San José, Costa Rica.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (31 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ECON 333(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) FIN 100(3) (Sem: 3-6)
I B 303(3), 322(3), MGMT 100(3), MKTG 221(3) (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12-13 credits)
Select one course from each category: a. MSIS 201(3) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-8) b. SPAN 210 or 220(3) (Sem: 3-6) c. SPAN 415, 418, 439, 490, 491, or 497(3) (Sem: 5-8) d. SPAN 472 or 476(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Effective Date: Summer Session 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-06-148

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