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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Spanish, B.A.


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The major in Spanish seeks to help prepare students to live in a complex, technological, and diverse world by introducing them to varying perspectives offered by a thorough study of Spanish and Latin American literature, the Spanish language, and Spanish for the professions. Through these perspectives, sociological and personal barriers may be broken down, and the possibilities as well as the paradoxes of human existence may be better understood.

The primary objectives of the Spanish curriculum include the following:

  1. To encourage students to think critically and to communicate their thoughts effectively by helping them develop the skills necessary to understand and utilize the Spanish language;
  2. To contribute to the liberal arts education of all students by exposing them to the diversity and richness of Spanish and Latin American literature;
  3. To prepare English education majors to become reflective problem solvers capable of teaching Spanish on the middle and secondary levels in a country as ethnically diverse as ours;
  4. To provide students, particularly Spanish majors, with a broad background which will enable them to pursue graduate study; and
  5. To give Spanish and Spanish education majors a knowledge of the basic tools of effective written communication, technology, and an understanding of literature that will enable them to pursue any vocation and function in a diverse and global work world.

Curriculum for a Major in Spanish


Total hours required for a major in Spanish, 31 Hours:


Note(s):


In addition to the Core Curriculum  and the requirements for the major and minor, students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts must satisfy the B.A. Foreign Language Requirement .

Four-Year Course Progression


Spanish (with English minor*)
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 History 3
Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3   Core Curriculum 1 Life Science (LS) 4
Core Curriculum 1 Life Science (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3
SPAN 101   Elementary Spanish I 3   SPAN 102   Elementary Spanish II 3
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENGL 301   Introduction to Literary Study 3   ENGL 310   British Literature to 1660 3
SPAN 203   Intermediate Spanish I 3   ENGL 372   Advanced Composition 3
ENGL 204   Survey of American Literature 3   SPAN 204   Intermediate Spanish II 3
PSCI 101 2 American Federal Government (SO-CK) 3   ENGL 208 2 Survey of World Literature I (HM-GL) (Req.) OR  
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-MD with advisor 3   ENGL 209 2 Survey of World Literature II (HM-GL) (Req.) 3
    TOTAL 15   ECON 123 2 Contemporary Economics (SO-CK) 3
              TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENGL 312   American Literature to 1900 3   ENGL 40x   Seminar in Literature 3
ENGL 313   Literature in English from 1900 3   SPAN 302   Advanced Conversation and Composition II 3
SPAN 301   Advanced Conversation and Composition I 3   SPAN 305   Spanish for Business 3
SPAN 306   Peninsular Culture and Civilization 3   SPAN 307   Latin American Culture and Civilization 3
GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3   SPAN 411   Study Abroad 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
SPAN 3xx-4xx   300- or 400-level Spanish 3   SPAN 485   Capstone Presentation 1
SPAN 4xx   400-level Spanish 3   SPAN 3xx-4xx   300- or 400-level Spanish 3
ENGL 40x   Seminar in Literature 3   SPAN 4xx   400-level Spanish 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective** 2
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15   Elective   Elective 3
              TOTAL 15
*Students can have minors in most academic areas. Consult with your advisor.     **Two 1-credit courses or one 2-credit course.  
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

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