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2012 - 2013

BA in Spanish (a 2nd-Major Program)
(25–43 hours minimum*)


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  1. Students must complete the requirements for a primary major in another field.
  2. Complete the following prerequisite courses (or equivalents):
    Note 1: Students with foreign residence experience usually begin with Span 321.

    Note 2: Prerequisite courses may be waived for those having sufficient proficiency with the language.
  3. Complete the following core courses:
      SPAN 321 : Third-Year Spanish Reading, Grammar, and Culture. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 321 : Third-Year Spanish Reading, Grammar, and Culture. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Span 206 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION: Intensive study and practice with Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and writings incorporating cultural and literary readings.
      NOTE: First class for returned Spanish-speaking missionaries. Fullfills the University Core Languages of Learning requirement. Required for Spanish major and minor.

      Course Outcomes


      SPAN 322 : Third-Year Spanish Composition. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 322 : Third-Year Spanish Composition. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: Span 321 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION: Study and practice of different writing styles, developing research skills.
      NOTE: Strongly recommended for students continuing on to a graduate program.

      Course Outcomes


      SPAN 329 : Survey of Hispanic Linguistics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 329 : Survey of Hispanic Linguistics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: Span 321 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to linguistics of Spanish: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, history of the Spanish language, philology, dialectology, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.

      Course Outcomes


      SPAN 339 : Introduction to Spanish Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 339 : Introduction to Spanish Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: Span 321 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Readings in modern Hispanic literatures, focusing on formal literary analysis.
      NOTE: Course is prerequisite to 400-level literature courses.

      Course Outcomes


  4. Complete one course from the following:
  5. Complete one course from the following:
  6. Complete the following:
      SPAN 323R : Spanish for the Professions. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 323R : Spanish for the Professions. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SPAN 321
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to professional terminology, documentation, and correspondence.

      Course Outcomes


      SPAN 414 : Introduction to Translation for Second Majors. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 414 : Introduction to Translation for Second Majors. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SPAN 321
      DESCRIPTION: Readings, individual research projects, and group translation activities. How the translation profession works. Developing the ability to translate general financial and legal texts. Learning to read texts critically.

      Course Outcomes


      SPAN 493 : Capstone Project for Second Major. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 493 : Capstone Project for Second Major. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: Departmental advisor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: A culminating experience for the second-major option. Compiling a portfolio, preparing publishable material(s) and/or completing other projects pertinent to the primary major as it relates to Spanish.
      NOTE: Course should be taken no later than the fall or winter semester prior to graduation.

      Course Outcomes


  7. Complete the following:
    Note: The Senior Proficiency Evaluation is taken in connection with Span 491. It is expected that Spanish majors will pass with an ACTFL rating of advanced-low or higher.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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