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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Spanish

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (SPNBS)

PROFESSOR PAOLA (GIULI) DUSSIAS, 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.

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
(0-9 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of 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: 0-4 credits of GQ courses; 0-6 credits of GS courses, 0-3 credits of GWS 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 200(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 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)
Select 12 credits from 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 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 102 GS(3), ECON 104 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 413(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) and native speakers of Spanish should take SPAN 100A and SPAN 301 instead of SPAN 100 and SPAN 200. May not take SPAN 410.

Integrated Spanish B.S. and Human Resources and Employment Relations M.S. Degree Programs (SPHRER)

PROFESSOR MARK WARDELL, in charge

The integrated Spanish B.S. and HRER 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 Human Resources and Employment Relations 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 advance to the M.S. HRER 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 front of 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 413(3), 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 EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS: (32 credits)
[Prescribed undergraduate credits in Labor and Employment Relations option]
ECON 102 GS(3), LER 100 GS(3), LER 201(3), LER 312(4), LER 400 IL(3), LER 414W(3), LER 458Y US(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1–6)
HRER 501(3), HRER 512(3) (Sem: 7–8)

Master of Science

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

[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 301W instead of SPAN 100 and SPAN 300W.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-06-148 (SPNBS); 35-06-466 (Integrated)

Review Date: 04/10/2012

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