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BA in Spanish Studies (secondary 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: Placement by test.
      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.

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      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; Summer, Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: SPAN 321
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to linguistics of Spanish: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, history of the Spanish language, philology, dialectology, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.

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      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; Summer
      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.

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  4. Complete one course from the following:
  5. Complete one course from the following:
  6. Complete the following:
      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.

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      SPAN 493 : Capstone Course in Spanish. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 493 : Capstone Course in Spanish. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department. Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Senior status or departmental advisor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: A culminating experience for Spanish as a first or second major. Students will be able to articulate the value of the Spanish BA and will develop strategies and a rationale for applying the skills acquired during their undergraduate studies.
      NOTE: Course must be taken concurrently with an approved upper-division, senior-level (e.g. 400-level) course in the semester prior to graduation.

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  7. Complete one of the following:
  8. Complete 3 additional hours from the following:
  9. 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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