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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Spanish

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (SPNBA)

PROFESSOR PAOLA (GUILI) DUSSIAS, 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 and introduce them to the study of Hispanic linguistics. 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 and Mexico 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.

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. Students are eligible to participate in the University's Education Abroad Programs.

For the B.A. degree in Spanish, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(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
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
SPAN 200(3) (Sem: 2-6)
SPAN 215(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SPAN 253W(3) (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
SPAN 100(3) or SPAN 100A(3)* (Sem: 2-6)
Select 9 credits from the following course list: SPAN 210(3), SPAN 220(3), SPAN 297(3), SPAN 300(3), SPAN 305(3), SPAN 353(3), SPAN 354(3), SPAN 355(3), SPAN 356(3), SPAN 397(3), SPAN 399 IL(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from the following: SPAN 439(3), SPAN 472(3), SPAN 476(3), SPAN 490(3), SPAN 491(3), SPAN 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from the following: SPAN 414(3), SPAN 415(3), SPAN 418(3), SPAN 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from the following course list: SPAN 410(3), SPAN 412(3), SPAN 413(3), SPAN 414(3), SPAN 415(3), SPAN 418(3), SPAN 420(3), SPAN 439(3), SPAN 472(3), SPAN 476(3), SPAN 490(3), SPAN 491(3), SPAN 497(3), SPAN 499 IL(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.

* 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.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-06-147

Review Date: 04/10/2012

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