College of LIberal Arts: Department of Modern Languages: Majors & Minors: Spanish

Department Of Modern Languages

SPANISH

Why Study Spanish?

Why Study Spanish? Spanish is the official first language of more countries than any other language in the world and the third most spoken language after Mandarin Chinese and English. Spain, Mexico, all the countries of Central America, most countries of South America, and several Caribbean Islands, all use Spanish as their official language. It is also spoken in Equatorial Guinea in West Africa as well as Northern Morocco. The descendants of Latin-Americans make up over eleven percent of the population in the United States and give the U.S. the third largest Spanish speaking population in the western hemisphere.

Knowledge of Spanish offers excellent career opportunities and the travel possibilities are limitless. To truly experience a foreign country in all its depth a traveler must be able to have a meeting of the minds with its people. Imagine hearing the legends of the Incas, Aztecs or Mayas, directly from the descendants of the builders of those noble but lost empires as you wander through their perennial monuments in Machu Picchu, Teotihuacán, or Chichén Itzá. Whether it be snorkeling in the crystal clear Mediterranean coves of the Island of Minorca, Spain, or trekking through the Patagonia in Argentina, Spanish will open up the doors to many adventures among natural, architectural, and artistic marvels.

Spanish Major Requirements

Total hours: 39-55 Elementary Spanish   0-8 Hours SPAN 1114 Elementary Spanish I   SPAN 1224 Elementary Spanish II   A maximum of eight hours of credit for Elementary Spanish may be earned by examination. Alternatively, one (1) year of high school Spanish may be substituted for Spanish 1114 and one (1) more year of high school Spanish for 1224. The Departmental Placement Test, when available, may allow the student to place into a section of SPAN 2223. Elementary additional language   0-8 Hours The same testing or placement conditions apply here as for Elementary Spanish. Intermediate Spanish   6 Hours SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I   SPAN 2223 Intermediate Spanish II   Advanced Spanish   33 Hours required courses   18 Hours SPAN 3013 Hispanic-American Culture and Civilization SPAN 3023 Spanish Culture and Civilization SPAN 3213 Spanish Phonetics   SPAN 3223 Introduction to Spanish Literary Analysis   SPAN 4113 Advanced Spanish Grammar   SPAN 4910 Seminar in Spanish (3 hours) Select from the following   6 Hours SPAN 4123 Survey of Spanish Literature to 1800   SPAN 4133 Survey of Spanish Literature 1800 to the Present   SPAN 4223 Survey of Early Latin American Literature   SPAN 4233 Survey of Modern Latin American Literature   Spanish electives (3000/4000 level courses)
(may include 3 hours of a 2000-level elective)
  9 Hours Participation in foreign study is strongly recommended for all German majors and minors Electives to bring total to   124 Hours Spanish Major Requirements Total hours: 39-55 Elementary Spanish .................................................................... 0-8 SPAN 1114 Elementary Spanish I SPAN 1224 Elementary Spanish II A maximum of eight (8) hours of credit for Elementary Spanish may be earned by examination. Alternatively, one (1) year of high school Spanish may be substituted for Spanish 1114 and one (1) more year of high school Spanish for 1224. The Departmental Placement Test may allow the student to place into a section of SPAN 2223. Elementary additional Language..................................................0-8 The same testing or placement conditions apply here as for Elementary Spanish. Intermediate Spanish ...................................................................... 6 SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 2223 Intermediate Spanish II Advanced Spanish ........................................................................ 33 Required courses: ..................................................................18 SPAN 3213 Spanish Phonetics SPAN 3223 Introduction to Spanish Literary Analysis SPAN 4113 Advanced Spanish Grammar Six (6) hours of Culture and Civilization selected from the following courses: SPAN 3013 Hispanic-American Culture & Civilization SPAN 3023 Spanish Culture and Civilization SPAN 3213 Spanish Phonetics SPAN 3223 Introduction to Spanish Literary Analysis SPAN 4113 Advanced Spanish Grammar SPAN 4910 Seminar in Spanish (3 hours) Select from the following.............................6 SPAN 4123 Survey of Spanish Literature to 1800 SPAN 4133 Survey of Spanish Literature 1800 to the Present SPAN 4223 Survey of Early Latin American Literature SPAN 4233 Survey of Modern Latin American Literature Spanish electives (3000/4000 level courses) ......................... 9 (may include 3 hours of 2000-level elective) Electives to bring total to.....................................................................124 *Participation in foreign study is strongly recommended for all Spanish majors and minors.  

SCHEDULE PLANNING HELP FOR SPANISH MAJORS & MINORS

Upper level Spanish courses to be offered in:

 Fall 2010

SPAN 3023 Spanish Culture & Civilization

SPAN 3223 Intro to Spanish Literary Analysis

SPAN 4910 Seminar: Caribbean Diaspora Literature

SPAN 4223 Survey-Early Latin American Literature

Spring 2011

SPAN3013 Hispanic American Culture & Civilization

SPAN 3213 Spanish Phonetics

SPAN 4113 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SPAN 4223 Survey-Modern Latin American Literature

Fall2011

SPAN 3023 Spanish Culture & Civilization

SPAN 3223 Intro to Spanish Literary Analysis

SPAN 4910 Seminar (TBA)

SPAN 4123-Survey Early Spanish Literature

Spring 2012

SPAN 3013 Hispanic American Culture & Civilization

FSPAN 3213 Spanish Phonetics

SPAN 4113 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SPAN 4133 Survey-Modern Spanish Literature

*SPAN1114, 1224, 2113 & 2223 are offered each fall and spring semester with both day and evening sections. Elementary level classes are additionally offered in the summer semester. Depending on enrollment, Intermediate level or elective Spanish classes may be offered in the summer semester, also.

*Additional 2000-4000 level elective classes in Spanish may be offered as departmental resources allow.

*Spanish study tours may be taken for Spanish credit. The number of credit hours varies depending on individual tour. Partial scholarships are available for study tours. Contact the Liberal Arts Dean's office at 974-5540 for scholarship application information.

*Most 4000 level classes and some 3000 level classes may also be taken at the graduate level. Please contact the Modern Languages Department if you need a 5000 level class that is not already listed in the class schedule.

*This listing is intended as a scheduling aid and is not a guarantee of course offerings. The Department of Modern Languages will make every effort to offer these classes as listed here; however, please keep in mind that any course offering may be affected by enrollment, faculty availability, major revisions, or other unforeseeable factors.



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