This major allows students to acquire an active command of written and spoken Spanish, with a knowledge of historical and contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world. It is designed to complement programs such as Film Studies, English, History, Management, Music, and Education. Spanish majors must study in Spain or Latin America through our exchange programs or through other approved programs. Students planning to study abroad must consult with the Global Education Office and Spanish faculty before departure to arrange for program approval and transfer of credit and detailed study away requirements. Students must meet with Modern Language faculty for pre-approval and additional proficiency requirements. Students seeking teacher certification in French or Spanish must also take the Oral Proficiency Interview and attain a score of "Intermediate High" or higher and pass the Praxis II to receive teacher certification.
New students who have had no prior Spanish should register for IHSP-101 Elementary Spanish I. Students with one or two years of successful high school study or one college semester should register for IHSP-102 Elementary Spanish II. Students must consult Spanish faculty to find the most appropriate level.
Integrative Studies Requirements
40 credits minimum
|Major Requirements (40 credits)|
|SP-201||Spanish and Social Change||4|
|SP-315||Cultures of Spain||4|
|SP-316||Latin American Cultures||4|
|SP-325||Introduction to Spanish Literature||4|
|SP-350||Study in Spain Or Latin America||12|
|SP-405||Contemporary Spanish Usage||4|
|SP-410||Advanced Spanish Grammar||4|
Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.
40 credits at the upper-level
Upon completion of the Spanish major students will:
- Students completing the Spanish Major will be able to speak and write in Spanish on a variety of current cultural topics, demonstrating a level of "Advanced-Low" on the proficiency scale established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (see www.actfl.org )
- Students will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the geography and culture of countries where the language is spoken, and of Spain and Latin America's historical and contemporary position in the modern world.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to read, summarize, and discuss literary features of short stories, fairy tales, essays, poetry, and plays with fluency.
- Students will develop the ability to clearly contrast Spanish and American cultural values surrounding such topics as education, ethnicity, gender, history, and the natural environment.