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Spanish Program

Purpose Statement

The Department of Modern Languages commits itself to the teaching of a second language. Equally important in second language acquisition is the development and nurturing of intercultural awareness and sensitivity.

The department achieves its goals when its graduates

  • demonstrate proficiency in the target language;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the various cultures of the target language;
  • commit themselves to the pursuit of intercultural intelligence and appreciation.

Spanish Major

Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours, including:

G-ML108  Level I Spanish (3 hours)
G-ML109  Level II Spanish (3 hours)
G-ML208  Level III Spanish (3 hours)
G-ML209  Level IV Spanish (3 hours)
ML350  Junior Semester Abroad (12 hours)
ML384  Intermediate-Level Composition and Conversation (3 hours)
*ML385  Advanced-Level Composition and Conversation (3 hours)
ML475 Senior Seminar (2 hours)

The following courses may be taken abroad:

ML308  Spanish Language Literature (3 hours or equivalent)
ML458 Structure of the Spanish Language (2 hours or equivalent, such as advanced grammar)

Should a student not be able to complete the semester abroad, s/he may request an alternate immersion program be substituted. This program would include the following (as well as other requirements):

G-ML168/268  Spanish for Travelers (4 hours)
G-ML370  Service Learning Opportunity (4 hours)

Required Supporting Courses:

EN230  Linguistics (2 hours)

Students who can demonstrate language proficiency (via a placement exam) may be waived from enrolling in G-ML108 and G-ML109.

All students seeking a B.A. degree are required to enroll for one semester of Spanish. Students who have had zero to one year of high school Spanish will be placed in Spanish I. Students who have had two to three years of high school Spanish will be placed in Spanish II. Students who have had four to six years of high school Spanish may be waived from the Spanish language requirement if they can demonstrate language proficiency via written and oral examination.

Teaching Licensure in Spanish (PK-12)

The requirements for teaching licensure in Spanish are specified in the Curriculum and Instruction Department listing. They include the major in Spanish and professional education requirements.

Spanish Minor Requirements

A minimum of 18 semester hours, including

G-ML 208  Level III Spanish (4 hours)
G-ML 209  Level IV Spanish (4 hours)

Note: The following courses may be counted toward fulfillment of the 18 semester hours:

G-ML 108  Level I Spanish (4 hours)
G-ML 109  Level II Spanish (4 hours)

Teaching Licensure in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Requirements

The requirements for teaching licensure in English as a Second Language are specified in the Curriculum and Instruction Department listing and in the English Department listing.