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Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
School of Humanities and Fine Arts
Major Requirements (36 credits):A major in Spanish requires 12 courses. Spanish 203 and Spanish 204 fulfill the core requirement as well as six (6) credits for the major. In addition, a major in Spanish requires 10 courses above Spanish 204. The following courses are required:One course from the following:SP 226 Advanced Reading & Writing Spanish - 3 creditsSP 228 Introduction to Spanish Literary Analysis - 3 creditsThe following two courses are required:SP 315 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition - 3 creditsSP 320 Developing Oral Proficiency & Phonetics - 3 creditsOne course from the following:SP 342 Contemporary Spain - 3 creditsSP 444 Peninsular Culture and Civilization - 3 creditsOne course from the following:SP 343 Contemporary Latin America - 3 creditsSP 445 Spanish Culture and Civilization - 3 creditsElectives: Any 300 or 400 level Peninsular literature class - 3 creditsAny 300 or 400 level Spanish American Literature class - 3 creditsAny three (3) courses above SP 204 - 9 credits
Credits earned in approved study abroad programs fulfill requirements for the major. Prior approval of study abroad programs is required from the department chair.Required Core Courses:HI 233 History of Latin America - 3 creditsOne course from the following:AR 100 Art and Music of Western Culture - 3 creditsAR 102 Art History II Baroque to the Present - 3 creditsAR 200 Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture - 3 creditsOne course from the following:EL 138 Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States - 3 creditsEL 236 Modern European Literature - 3 creditsEL 145 Reading as Writers: Poetry - 3 creditsEL 252 Literary Translation Workshop - 3 creditsOne course from the following:AN 222 Cultural Anthropology - 3 creditsAN 328 Anthropology of Communication/Linguistics - 3 creditsSP 550 is highly recommended. Spanish majors are required to pursue a second major or a minor.
Spanish majors are also required to develop a portfolio and to undergo annual assessments of their oral skills. Study Abroad is essential to cultural understanding and to attain proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Therefore, a minimum of a nine-credit summer program or one semester of study in a Spanish- speaking country or region is required. Students are encouraged to participate in the College's program at the UNIVAC Language Center in Cuernavaca, Mexico (9 credit maximum). For students who are not able to study abroad, language study in an immersion setting may be substituted. All programs must be approved by the department chair.
Teacher PreparationStudents seeking Spanish certification, grades K-12, will take a minor in Education. Students are directed to read about teacher certification requirements in the Education section of th1s Bulletin. They are also advised to contact the Chairperson of the Education Department for additional guidance.Minor Requirements (18 credits):A minor in Spanish requires 6 courses above SP 203. The following four (4) courses are required (12 credits):SP 315 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition - 3 creditsSP 320 Developing Oral Proficiency & Phonetics - 3 creditsAny 300 level course in literature - 3 creditsAny course in culture and civilization - 3 creditsElective Any two (2) courses above SP 203 - 6 credits