Degrees and Requirements

Spanish

Students may choose a topic related to their major and Spanish culture issues relating to topic. 2-2 1/2 academic years are estimated for Spanish minor completion with respect to fall/spring course rotation and prerequisites. Students interested in being tested for certification of oral proficiency should consult with the Modern Language Department Chair.

Requirements: 15 credits

Summary of Requirements

Required courses:

  • MLSP2001
    INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I |

    MLSP2001
    INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    As a continuation of Elementary Spanish II, this course is part of a proficiency-based language program designed to provide maximum opportunities for students to develop functional listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in intermediate Spanish. The goal of the course is the acquisition of a useful, communicative command of the language at the Novice High to Intermediate Low level on the national scale as established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Educational Testing Service. This goal will be realized through maximum exposure to authentic target-language tasks of functions (e.g., ordering a meal, making travel arrangements, visiting a doctor's office, etc.) and exploration of cultural subtleties conveyed by language, thought and customs.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MLSP1002

  • MLSP2002
    INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II |

    MLSP2002
    INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    As a continuation of Intermediate Spanish I, this course is part of a proficiency-bases language program designed to provide maximum opportunities for students to develop functional listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in intermediate Spanish. The goal of the course is the acquisition of a useful, communicative command of the language at a low level on the national scale, as established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Education Testing Service. This goal will be realized through maximum exposure to authentic target-language input (oral and visual), active oral and written practice of real-life language tasks or functions (e.g., conversing with an exchange student, going to the bank, using the telephone, going to the doctor's office, etc.), and exploration of cultural subtleties conveyed by language, thought, and customs.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MLSP2001

  • MLSP3001
    ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE I |

    MLSP3001
    ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    As a continuation of Intermediate Spanish II, this course is part of a proficiency-based language program designed to provide maximum opportunities for students to develop functional listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish. The goal of the course is the acquisition of a useful, communicative command of the language at the Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid level on the national scale as established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages(ACTFL) and the Educational Testing Service(ETS). This goal will be realized through maximum exposure to authentic target-language input (oral and visual), active oral and written practice of real life language tasks or functions (e.g. ordering a meal, making travel arrangements, etc.) and exploration of cultural subtleties conveyed by language, thought and customs.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MLSP2002

  • MLSP3002
    ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE II |

    MLSP3002
    ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    As a continuation of Advanced Spanish Language & Culture I, this course is part of a proficiency-based language program designed to provide maximum opportunities for students to develop functional listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish. The goal of the course is the acquisition of a useful communicative command of the language at the "Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate High" levels on the national scale as established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This goal will be realized through maximum exposure to authentic target-language input (oral and visual), active oral and written practice of real life language tasks of "functions" (e.g. giving suggestions, making plans for the future, etc.) and exploration of cultural subtleties conveyed by language, thought and customs. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    MLSP3001

Select one of the following courses in history:

  • HIST2035
    HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA |

    HIST2035
    HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the growth and development of Hispano- and Luso-America from the European Conquest to the present. Emphasis is given to the interrelationships between the Church, the Military and the State, political and economic development, and social changes throughout Latin America.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • HIST3005
    CONTEMPORARY CENTRAL AMERICA |

    HIST3005
    CONTEMPORARY CENTRAL AMERICA |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Through class lectures, discussions, essay tests, a term paper, assigned readings, and slide and video presentations, this class shall review the history of the five Central American nations and their relationships, political, economic, and social, with the United States. Such concepts as economic dependency, neocolonialism, developmentalism, free market economic theory, grassroots democracy, militarism, liberation theology, and socialism will be discussed in depth, along with the general history of the five countries. The problems of indigenous peoples, human rights abuses, class stratification, and recent changes in religion, including phenomenal growth of Pentecostalism, shall be emphasized. By so doing, it is hoped that the student will come to a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary crises in Central America.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • MLSP3020
    SPANISH CULTURE |

    MLSP3020
    SPANISH CULTURE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will introduce the student to the study of peninsular Spanish culture. Students will study the early cultures which contributed to Spanish culture as it exists today. Also included is the study of historical influences, geography, economics, membership in the European Union (EU), religion(s), political system, art, literature, dance, music, architecture, traditions, customs, languages/dialects and other cultural symbols and trends in the various regions of the country. This course will be conducted in Spanish to assist students in achieving and maintaing their proficiency goals.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MLSP2002