Spanish, B.A. major
Required Credits: 34
Required GPA: 2.25
I REQUIRED CORE COURSES
Complete the following courses:
- SPAN 2212 Intermediate Spanish II (4 credits)
- SPAN 3311 Composition and Communication Skills (3 credits)
- SPAN 3312 Advanced Readings and Communication Skills (3 credits)
- SPAN 3313 Spanish Oral Proficiency Skills Workshop I (1 credit)
- SPAN 4314 Advanced Spanish Grammar Review Through Film and Literature (3 credits)
- SPAN 4315 Spanish Oral Proficiency Skills Workshop II (1 credit)
II REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Select 19 semester credits with consent of advisor:
- SPAN 3300 Study Abroad (1-18 credits)
- SPAN 3317 Topics in Latin America (3 credits)
- SPAN 3319 Spanish for the Professions (3 credits)
- SPAN 3320 Latin America and Spain Through Cinema (1-3 credits)
- SPAN 3330 Traditional Folk Art of the Spanish-speaking World (2 credits)
- SPAN 3830 Voices of Women in the Spanish-speaking World (3 credits)
- SPAN 3840 Contemporary Issues in the Spanish-speaking World (3 credits)
- SPAN 3850 Art and Conflict in Spain and Latin America (3 credits)
- SPAN 3870 Intensive Immersion Practicum: Concordia Language Villages (1-12 credits)
- SPAN 3971 Intercultural Immersion Internship (1-4 credits)
- SPAN 4310 Advanced Spanish Composition (3 credits)
- SPAN 4413 Hispanic Short Fiction (3 credits)
- SPAN 4414 The Hispanic Novel (3 credits)
- SPAN 4415 Hispanic Drama (3 credits)
- SPAN 4416 Hispanic Poetry (3 credits)
- SPAN 4420 Environment in Hispanic Literature and Culture (3 credits)
- SPAN 4421 Women in Hispanic Literature and Culture (3 credits)
- SPAN 4422 Latinos in the US: Literatures and Cultures (3 credits)
- SPAN 4423 From Text to Image: Hispanic Film and Literature (3 credits)
- SPAN 4426 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
- SPAN 4427 Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
- SPAN 4430 Spanish Linguistics (3 credits)
Program Learning Outcomes | Spanish, B.A.
1. Intercultural Knowledge and Competence: Students will become aware of the importance to understand the complexity of elements important to members of other cultures in relation to their history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices. Besides, students will articulate insights into their own cultural rules and biases, and they will be able to interpret intercultural experiences from the perspectives of more than one worldview as well as act in a supportive manner towards other cultural groups.
2. Interpersonal Communication: Student will be able to negotiate meaning with individuals via speaking, writing, or reading at the Intermediate-High rating of the ACFTL proficiency levels. Interpersonal Communication refers to the active negotiation of meaning among individuals through speaking, writing, reading, or signing. Participants monitor each other to see how their meanings and intentions are being communicated. In the Intermediate-High rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels, the student can exchange information in conversations and some discussions and s/he can explain preferences, opinions, and emotions and provide advice on a variety of familiar and some concrete topics that s/he has researched, using connected sentences that may combine to form paragraphs and asking a variety of options, often across various frames. The student can interact with others to meet his/her needs in a variety of situations, sometimes involving a complication.
3. Interpretive Communication: Students will be able to interpret meaning in either oral, written or visual form with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Intermediate-High rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels. Interpretive communication is described by ACTFL as interpretation of what the author, speaker, or producer wants the receiver of the message to understand. It involves one-way listening, reading, or sign interpreting with no recourse to the active negotiation of meaning with the producer. Interpretation implies the ability to read (or listen or view) "between the lines," including understanding from within the cultural mindset or perspective. In the Intermediate-High rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels, the student can usually follow the main message, ideas or flow of events expressed in various time frames in straightforward paragraph-length informational and fictional texts, as well as in conversations and discussions.
4. Presentational Communication: Students will be able to create messages that can be interpreted by members of the target language with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker or producer at the Intermediate-High rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels. In the presentational mode of communication, participants create a message for interpretation where no direct opportunity for the active negotiation of meaning exists, according to ACTFL. This mode includes tasks such as writing reports, producing speeches, giving presentations, telling a story, etc. In the Intermediate-High level, the student can tell stories about school and community events and personal experiences, s/he can state his/her viewpoint and provide reasons to support it, and s/he can give detailed presentations on a variety of familiar topics and some researched topics using a few short paragraphs, often across various time frames.