Sevilla, Spain

Spanish Major

As a Spanish major, you will concentrate your studies in the areas of language grammar and syntax, history, culture and civilization of Spain and Spanish speaking Latin American countries as well as Spanish literature and criticism through the ages. You will spend one or two semesters studying abroad through the Council for International Educational Exchange in such countries as Argentina, Chile, the Dominican Republic, and Spain.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN SPANISH

A minimum of 48 credits excluding SPN101 and 102. These courses are chosen in consultation with the advisor to include a broad distribution among language, literature and culture in Spanish Peninsular and Latin American courses. Students are required to study for one or two semesters at a departmentally approved site through the Center for International Educational Exchange programs (see www.ciee.org for details). Junior year is recommended for study abroad.

REQUIREMENTS

The minor consists of one of the following: 20 credits in intermediate- and upper-level courses in Spanish or in linguistics (with department approval); 8-12 credits in intermediate or upper-level courses in each of two languages; or 12 credits in intermediate or upper-level courses in one language plus 8 credits in linguistics. Up to 12 credits towards the minor may be taken abroad in a non-English speaking country. Contact the department chair for more information.
 

SPANISH COURSES

*SPN101, *102 Introductory Spanish I, II (4, 4) (Do not count toward major)
Introduction to Spanish language and Hispanic cultures with practice in four skills associated with language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. SPN101 conducted primarily in Spanish;
SPN102 conducted in Spanish. Language placement score required. Successful completion or validation of SPN101 is a prerequisite for SPN102.

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS (4-12 credits):

SPN201 Intermediate Spanish I (4)
Continued study and practice in Spanish language and Hispanic cultures through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN102, placement score or equivalent.

SPN202 Intermediate Spanish II (4)
Continued study and practice in Spanish language and Hispanic cultures through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Prerequisite: SPN201, placement score or permission of instructor.

SPN311 Advanced Spanish Syntax (4)
Development of understanding of more complex points of syntax and idiomatic expressions through explanation, practice and application in both oral and written format. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN202, placement score or equivalent. (Every third year.)

SPAIN (4 credits):

SPN360 Spanish History, Culture and Civilization (4)

Survey of geography, history, fine arts, religious makeup, economics and demographics of Spain.
Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPN311, 313 or equivalent. (Every third year.)

SPN370 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature (4)
Study of representative literature of Spain in historical and cultural settings. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPN311, 313 or equivalent. (Every third year.)

SPN491, 492 Seminar in Spanish Topics I, II (2, 2)
In-depth study of a chosen area of literature or culture of Spain. Students make several presentations. Conducted in Spanish. Designated as repeatable for credit if topic differs. Prerequisite: SPN311, SPN313 or equivalent. (Every third year.)

LATIN AMERICA (4 credits):

SPN362 Latin American History, Culture and Civilization (4)
Survey of geography, history, fine arts, religious makeup, economics and demographics of Latin America. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN311, 313 or equivalent. (Every third year.)

SPN372 Survey of Latin American Literature (4)
Study of representative literature of Latin America in historical and cultural settings. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPN311, 313 or equivalent. (Every third year.)

SPN493, 494 Seminar in Latin American Topic I, II (2, 2)
In-depth study of a chosen area of literature or culture of Latin America. Students make several presentations. Conducted in Spanish. Designated as repeatable for credit if topic differs. Prerequisites: SPN311, 313 or equivalent. (Every third year.)

LITERATURE (4 credits):

SPN360 Spanish History, Culture and Civilization (4)
Survey of geography, history, fine arts, religious makeup, economics and demographics of Spain.
Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPN311, 313 or equivalent. (Every third year.)

SPN372 Survey of Latin American Literature (4)
Study of representative literature of Latin America in historical and cultural settings. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPN311, 313 or equivalent. (Every third year.)

Or similar course overseas

Integration or Professional option (4 credits):

LIN200 Introduction to Linguistics (4)
Introduction to major areas of general linguistics, theoretical and applied; studied analytically and in correlation with other disciplines. Fulfills core Human Person theme.

SPN371 Selected Topics (2 or 4)
Explores pertinent literary, linguistic or cultural topic not specifically covered elsewhere in curriculum. Designated as repeatable; students may enroll more than once if topic changes. Prerequisites set by instructor.

SPN425 Internship in Spanish Conversation and Culture (4)
Supervised experience in a Spanish-speaking environment; individualized syllabus for each student combining on-the-job work experience with related academic study. Prerequisites: SPN202 or equivalent, permission of instructor, minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and approval by Registrar's Office.

Overseas Study (12-28 credits):

COR 210, 211 New Prospectives in Global Understanding I, II (0, 0)
Interpretation of cultural difference, ethnocentrism and culture’s shaping of behavior and values. Students reflect purposefully on theory and praxis of being citizen sojourners, and ask deeper questions of their global experience and reintegration into homeland. To be taken semester prior to departure and on return.

ELECTIVES:

SPN313 Advanced Spanish Writing (4)
Focus on idiomatic expressions and style needed for various kinds of writing. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN202, placement score or equivalent. (Every third year.)

SPN315 Advanced Spanish Conversation (4)
Development of facility in spoken Spanish through simulation of situations, oral reports and discussion of contemporary topics. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN313 or equivalent or permission of instructor. (Every third year.)

The following courses may be taken more than once for credit if the topic changes: 

SPN371 Selected Topics (2 or 4)
Explores pertinent literary, linguistic or cultural topic not specifically covered elsewhere in curriculum. Designated as repeatable; students may enroll more than once if topic changes. Prerequisites set by instructor.

SPN425 Internship in Spanish Conversation and Culture (4)
Supervised experience in a Spanish-speaking environment; individualized syllabus for each student combining on-the-job work experience with related academic study. Prerequisites: SPN202 or equivalent, permission of instructor, minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and approval by Registrar's Office.

*Fulfills core common or thematic requirement.