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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
The Spanish program curriculum of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages allows students to develop skills in a second language. The department’s mission is to prepare and enable students, through the acquisition of a second language, to participate in a multilingual and multicultural world.
The Spanish degree program employs a culture-based communicative approach that fosters the requisite skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Cultural awareness is integrated at every level since language is culture and culture is language.
The Department's learning objectives are aligned with the National Standards of Foreign Language Learning. Your Spanish courses will allow you to:
Spanish Major Requirements(36 credits):The Spanish major 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 Spanish classes are required:SP 315 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition - 3 creditsSP 317 Introduction to Spanish Literary Analysis - 3 creditsSP 320 Developing Oral Proficiency & Phonetics in Spanish - 3 creditsSP 444 Peninsular Culture and Civilization - 3 creditsSP 445 Spanish American Culture and Civilization - 3 credits
Electives: 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 Spanish Courses:HI 233 History of Latin America - 3 credits
One course from the following:AR 100 Art and Music of Western Culture - 3 creditsAR 101 Art History I: Ancient through Renaissance- 3 creditsAR 102 Art History II: Baroque to the Present - 3 credits
One 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 credits
One course from the following:AN 222 Cultural Anthropology - 3 creditsAN 328 Linguistic Anthropology - 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 undergo annual assessments of their oral skills.
Teacher PreparationStudents seeking Spanish teaching certification for grades K-12 will take a minor in Education. Students are directed to read about teacher certification requirements in the Education Department section of the Saint Vincent Bulletin. They are also advised to contact the chairperson of the Education Department for additional guidance. A student should declare an education minor in the Registrar's office.Spanish Minor Requirements (18 credits):A minor in Spanish requires six courses above SP 203. The following four (4) courses are required:SP 315 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition - 3 creditsSP 320 Developing Oral Proficiency & Phonetics in Spanish - 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