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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Liberal Arts

Spanish

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (SPNBS)

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

PROFESSOR WILLIAM BLUE, Head

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 122 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0-13 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

ELECTIVES: 17-19 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 60-71 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): 21 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
SPAN 215(3), SPAN 253W(3) (Sem: 2-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
SPAN 100(3) or SPAN 100A(3)* (Sem: 2-6)
SPAN 110(3) or SPAN 301(3)* (Sem: 2-6)
Select 9 credits from SPAN 210(3), SPAN 220(3); SPAN 300(3) SPAN 305(3), SPAN 353(3), SPAN 354(3), SPAN 355(3), SPAN 356(3), SPAN 399 IL(1-12) (Sem: 1-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 39-50 credits

APPLIED SPANISH OPTION: (39 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. Students are eligible to participate in the University's Education Abroad Programs.

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 18 credits from SPAN 410(3), SPAN 412(3), SPAN 414(3), SPAN 415(3), SPAN 418(3), SPAN 420(3), SPAN 439(3), SPAN 440(3), SPAN 472(3), SPAN 476(3), SPAN 490(3), SPAN 491(3), SPAN 497(1-9), SPAN 499 IL(1-12) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 21 credits in consultation with the adviser in any related area of study such as social services, the teaching of English as a second language, or in any other professional area in which competency in Spanish is desirable. At least 6 credits of such courses must be at the 400 level. (Sem: 1-8)

BUSINESS OPTION: (50 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.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), ECON 333 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), FIN 100(3), I B 303 IL(3), I B 403(3), MGMT 100W(3); MKTG 221(3), SPAN 420(3) (Sem: 1-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (16 credits)
Select 4 credits from SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 12 credits from SPAN 410(3), SPAN 412(3), SPAN 414(3), SPAN 415(3), SPAN 418(3), SPAN 439(3), SPAN 472(3), SPAN 476(3), SPAN 490(3), SPAN 491(3), SPAN 497(1-9), SPAN 499 IL(1-12) (Sem: 5-8)

* Heritage speakers (students with Spanish language in family background but not necessarily a native speaker) should take SPAN 100A and SPAN 301 instead of SPAN 100 and SPAN 110.

Integrated Spanish B.S. and Industrial Relations and Human Resources M.S. Degree Programs (SPIRHR)

PROFESSOR MARK WARDELL, in charge

The integrated Spanish B.S. and IRHR M.S. is a five-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students seeking employment within a culturally diverse workplace. Students will develop basic skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish. Students will gain familiarity with Hispanic cultures through literature and the University's Education Abroad Program, if they choose to have that experience. Students also will learn about (1) the roles of employers, employees, employee organizations, and public policy makers play in the employment relationship, (2) the complex personal and organizational issues inherent in the employment relationship, and (3) how to systematically analyze those complex issues and evaluate research relevant to those analyses.

For the B. S./M. S. degree in Integrated Spanish B.S. and Industrial Relations and Human Resources M.S., a minimum of 154 credits is required. Twelve graduate level credits can apply to both undergraduate and graduate degrees; six of these must be at the 500 level. Students can complete the B.S. in Spanish and not advanced to the M.S. IRHR degree if they desire.

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

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(10 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin).

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 101 credits
(This includes 10 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GS courses; 4 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (27 credits)
[Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not included in the major]
SPAN 100(3), SPAN 120(3), SPAN 200(3), SPAN 253W(3), SPAN 305(3) (Sem: 1-6)
SPAN 400(3), SPAN 410(3), SPAN 412(3), SPAN 414(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
SPAN 210(3) or SPAN 220(3), SPAN 353(3) or SPAN 354(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SPAN 472(3) or SPAN 476(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of SPAN 415(3), SPAN 418(3), SPAN 420(3), SPAN 439(3), SPAN 490(3), SPAN 491(3), or SPAN 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)

LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (32 credits)
[Prescribed undergraduate credits in Labor and Industrial Relations option]
ECON 002 GS(3), LIR 100 GS(3), LIR 101(3), LIR 212(4), LIR 400(3),
LIR 414W(3), LIR 458W(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-6)
IRHR 501(3), IRHR 512(3) (Sem: 7-8)

MASTER OF SCIENCE

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS/HUMAN RESOURCES M.S. (30 credits)
IRHR credits to be selected from the following in consultation with an IRHR adviser:
IRHR 500, IRHR 502, IRHR 504, IRHR 505, IRHR 513, IRHR 516, IRHR 535, IRHR 536, IRHR 595, IRHR 596, IRHR 597, IRHR 599

[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 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-05-119

Review Date: 3/6/07

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