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Spanish (SPNBA) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2002

Spanish (SPNBA) - Archive

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts

PROFESSOR JOHN LIPSKI, Head

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 123 credits is required.

TO VIEW THE Spanish Minor

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS course selections)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

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 (15 credits)
SPAN 100(3) (Sem: 1-6)
SPAN 200(3) (Sem: 2-6)
SPAN 253(3), SPAN 300W(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SPAN 414(3) (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
SPAN 210(3) or SPAN 220(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SPAN 353(3) or SPAN 354 (3) (Sem: 3-6)
SPAN 355(3) or SPAN 356(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from groups a and b. You must select at least 3 credits in each group.
a. SPAN 412, SPAN 145, SPAN 418, SPAN 420, SPAN 497 (linguistics) (Sem: 5-8)
b. SPAN 439, SPAN 472, SPAN 476, SPAN 497 (literature) (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.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-06-058

Review Date: 03/14/00

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