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(Archive) Spanish (SPNBA)

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Spanish (SPNBA) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR LEON F. LYDAY, in charge

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.

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.

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

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

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 (21 credits)
SPAN 100(3), 120(3) (Sem: 1-6)
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(3) or 220(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SPAN 353(3) 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)

[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.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1999

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)

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