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2022-2023 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2022-2023 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 Spanish majors to become reflective problem solvers;
  4. To provide students, particularly Spanish majors, with a broad background which will enable them to pursue graduate study; and
  5. To give Spanish majors a knowledge of the basic tools of effective written communication, technology, and an understanding of culture, media, and 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, 30 Hours:


Electives, 12 Hours:


Only 6 credits (2 courses) taught in English or another non-Spanish language may be taken.

Choose one course from each of the following categories:

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 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 Lab Science (LS) 4
Core Curriculum 1 Lab 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
SPAN 203   Intermediate Spanish I 3   SPAN 204   Intermediate Spanish II 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-MD with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM with advisor 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO with advisor 3   Minor     3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
SPAN 301   Advanced Conversation and Composition I 3   SPAN 302   Advanced Conversation and Composition II 3
Elective     3   SPAN 3XX   Spanish Elective 3
Minor     3   Minor     3
Minor     3   Elective   Elective 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose WE with advisor 3   SPAN 411 or SPAN 410   Study Abroad or Practicum in Spanish 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   Spanish Elective 3   SPAN 485   Capstone Presentation 3
SPAN 3xx-4xx   Spanish Elective 3   SPAN 3xx-4xx   Spa 3
Minor     3   Minor     3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15          
              TOTAL 15
*Students can have minors in most academic areas. Consult with your advisor.        
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

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