Spanish Major

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Courses

The Majors and Minors section of the academic catalog explains graduation requirements. You can also read more about courses in the Undergraduate Course Listings section of the academic catalog.

Degree Plans

Sample degree plans provide a glimpse of what your schedule may look like as you complete this program.

Spanish Major Courses

300 Level Literature Crs (Courses Required: 1)
SPAN340 La Literatura Peninsular (3 Credits)
An overview of peninsular literature from "el cantar de mio cid" to the present. Discussions are centered around the text (including novels, drama, and poetry) and literary critique in general. Pre-req: SPN201 (Offered in a three year rotation)
SPAN370 Literatura Latinoamericana (3 Credits)
SPN 370 La Literatura Hispanoamericana Three Credits Study of the Hispanic novel through reading of selected novels. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
300 Level Culture Course (Courses Required: 1)
SPAN310 Latinoamerica y Su Civilizacion (3 Credits)
Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with HST 310. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPAN320 España y Su Civilización (3 Credits)
Discussion and reading in Spanish of history, literature, art, and customs. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPAN332 Inmersión Cultural en España (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to allow the students to learn and recognize the cultural traits of the Spanish people and culture through an immersion experience, living with a Spanish family. Students will visit important historical and cultural sites such as museums, galleries, cathedrals, etc. Students will also be asked to reflect on the works written by principle Spanish authors of the "Siglo de Oro." Prerequisite: SPN201. (Offered summers.)
SPAN345 Cultura por Pelicula (3 Credits)
Students will use the medium of film to examine both Spanish and Latin American Cultures. By way of classroom discussion and written composition, students will analyze, compare and contrast, critically evaluate ideas and ideologies which are addressed both overtly and covertly in the films. Prerequisite: SPN220
300 Level Spain Course (Courses Required: 1)
SPAN320 España y Su Civilización (3 Credits)
Discussion and reading in Spanish of history, literature, art, and customs. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPAN332 Inmersión Cultural en España (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to allow the students to learn and recognize the cultural traits of the Spanish people and culture through an immersion experience, living with a Spanish family. Students will visit important historical and cultural sites such as museums, galleries, cathedrals, etc. Students will also be asked to reflect on the works written by principle Spanish authors of the "Siglo de Oro." Prerequisite: SPN201. (Offered summers.)
SPAN340 La Literatura Peninsular (3 Credits)
An overview of peninsular literature from "el cantar de mio cid" to the present. Discussions are centered around the text (including novels, drama, and poetry) and literary critique in general. Pre-req: SPN201 (Offered in a three year rotation)
300 Level Latin America (Courses Required: 1)
SPAN310 Latinoamerica y Su Civilizacion (3 Credits)
Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with HST 310. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPAN370 Literatura Latinoamericana (3 Credits)
SPN 370 La Literatura Hispanoamericana Three Credits Study of the Hispanic novel through reading of selected novels. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
Spanish Electives
SPAN201 Intermediate Spanish (3 Credits)
Conversation, readings, grammar review. Prerequisite: SPN 102 or equivalent. (Offered fall semester.)
SPAN202 Selected Topics (3 Credits)
This course will examine a wide range of themes including, but not limited to, topics such as comparative Hispanic cultural studies, the Spanish American short story, Spanish theatre studies, issues of immigration, and the Latino threat narrative. These will be taught through intermediate level reading texts, written assignments, aural activities, film studies, articles, news reports, and other current media sources.
SPAN201 Intermediate Spanish (4 Credits)
SPAN220 Spoken Spanish (4 Credits)
SPAN230 Spanish Language Immersion (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to learn Spanish language and acquire a deeper understanding of a Spanish-speaking nation via an immersion experience. Thus, the student will immerse her/himself in a Spanish-speaking country and, while in the country, the student will learn and practice as much Spanish as possible. The student will submit written reflections in Spanish according to the student's proficiency level. The reflections will be regarding the culture of the region and the Spanish-speaking country. In addition, it is advised that the student enroll at the accompanying course "Spanish Cultural Immersion." Prerequisite: SPN101 (Offered summers.)
SPAN232 Spanish Cultural Immersion (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to learn Spanish language and acquire a deeper understanding of a Spanish-speaking nation via an immersion experience. Thus, the student will immerse her/himself in a Spanish -speaking country and, while in the country, the student will learn and practice as much Spanish as possible. The student will submit written reflections in Spanish according to the student's proficiency level. The reflections will be regarding the use of the language in the region and the Spanish-speaking country. In addition, it is advised that the student enroll in the "Spanish Language" immersion class. (Offered summers.)
SPAN281 La Casa de Espa¤ol (1 Credit)
Spanish House provides an immersion in a controlled academic on-campus context. Selected students sign a pledge to use only the Spanish language and must be currently enrolled in a Spanish class. The chief goals are to improve the speaking, writing, and verbal comprehension of students. Additionally, students will increase their appreciation for the culture by participating in the cooking and eating of meals and other planned activities. Students enrolling at the 381 level must have successfully completed SPN 281. Requirement of Spanish major, Spanish education major: two semesters in the GC Spanish House, or one semester abroad in an approved program in a Spanish speaking country. (Offered every semester.)
SPAN301 Advanced Spanish Abroad (4 Credits)
SPAN310 Latinoamerica y Su Civilizacion (3 Credits)
Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with HST 310. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPAN320 España y Su Civilización (3 Credits)
Discussion and reading in Spanish of history, literature, art, and customs. Meets the general education cross-cultural requirement. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPAN332 Inmersión Cultural en España (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to allow the students to learn and recognize the cultural traits of the Spanish people and culture through an immersion experience, living with a Spanish family. Students will visit important historical and cultural sites such as museums, galleries, cathedrals, etc. Students will also be asked to reflect on the works written by principle Spanish authors of the "Siglo de Oro." Prerequisite: SPN201. (Offered summers.)
SPAN340 La Literatura Peninsular (3 Credits)
An overview of peninsular literature from "el cantar de mio cid" to the present. Discussions are centered around the text (including novels, drama, and poetry) and literary critique in general. Pre-req: SPN201 (Offered in a three year rotation)
SPAN345 Cultura por Pelicula (3 Credits)
Students will use the medium of film to examine both Spanish and Latin American Cultures. By way of classroom discussion and written composition, students will analyze, compare and contrast, critically evaluate ideas and ideologies which are addressed both overtly and covertly in the films. Prerequisite: SPN220
SPAN355 Cultura e Idioma (3 Credits)
This course is a high level course in which writing skills and correct grammar usage in Spanish are emphasized. Through a variety of written documents, students will focus on critical reading and the interpretation of texts, skills which will further help develop their ability to write correctly in Spanish. Students will acquire a better understanding of finer points of Spanish Grammar. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPAN365 Espanol Hablado Avanzado (3 Credits)
Intense practical use of spoken Spanish at an advanced level, including formal presentations, translations, and debates. Focused work on phonetics and authentic language pronunciation is also important. Prereq: SPN 220 or any 300 level course. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPAN370 Literatura Latinoamericana (3 Credits)
SPN 370 La Literatura Hispanoamericana Three Credits Study of the Hispanic novel through reading of selected novels. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. (Offered in a three year rotation.)
SPAN381 La Casa de Espa¤ol (1 Credit)
SPN 281/381 La Casa de Espanol One or Two Credits Spanish House provides an immersion in a controlled academic on-campus context. Selected students sign a pledge to use only the Spanish language and must be currently enrolled in a Spanish class. The chief goals are to improve the speaking, writing, and verbal comprehension of students. Additionally students will increase their appreciation for the culture by participating in the cooking and eating of meals and other planned activities. Students enrolling at the 381 level must have successfully completed SPN 281. Requirement of Spanish major, Spanish education major: two semesters in the GC Spanish House, or one semester abroad in an approved program in a Spanish-speaking country. (Offered every semester.)
SPAN389 Jr Departmental Honors Research (2 Credits)
SPAN399 Open Titled (3 Credits)
SPAN405 Practicum (4 Credits)
Each department offers a practicum or internship course numbered 405. In this course the student applies theories and skills learned in the major. Each experience should include significant learning opportunities related to the student's major field. Two supervisors are involved, a work supervisor and an academic supervisor. Registration must occur prior to the activity. Forty to sixty hours of work experience is required for each credit awarded. The experience may be paid or unpaid. Letter grades will be assigned unless otherwise stated in the departmental description. Students must consult with their academic supervisor at least twice during the experience. A learning experience summary paper following departmental guidelines is required as well as a final interview with the academic supervisor. A maximum of twelve credits may be applied to the degree. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with a 2.0 G.P.A., 18 semester credits completed in the field and departmental approval.
SPAN489 Departmental Honors Research (2 Credits)
SPAN490 Departmental Honors Thesis (2 Credits)

Career Opportunities

  • Spanish Teacher
  • Missionary
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Travel Industry
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical Professional
  • Social Worker (After obtaining the social work graduate degree)
  • Working internationally in Spanish speaking countries

 

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