2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 19, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog

Foreign Language, BA, Concentration: Spanish


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About the Program


A major in Foreign Language fosters a deep understanding of other cultures, languages, and literatures. It prepares students to play an active role in today’s globalizing world. Students in this major learn new languages, explore fascinating cultures, and come to know other societies firsthand through study abroad programs. They gain linguistic skills and cultural sensitivity that make them highly competitive in the global marketplace.

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all Spanish courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits)


Spanish Requirement (33 Credits)


Must take eleven (11) courses from one of the groups below.

Supplemental Core (39 Credits)


Additional Math or Science Course (3 Credits)


Choose one:

EXL Elective (3 Credits)


One EXL elective course - recommend Study Abroad the summer before senior year

Free Electives or Minor (24 Credits)


Student may choose any eight (8) courses 10000 level or higher to fulfil this requirement, or select a minor.

Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all Spanish courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 4 (15 Credits)


Semester 5 (15 Credits)


  • Additional Math or Science course (See Note 3)
  • Spanish Requirement (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement (See Note 1)
  • Free Elective or Minor (See Note 5)

Semester 6 (15 Credits)


Semester 7 (15 Credits)


  • Spanish Requirement (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement (See Note 1)
  • Free Elective or Minor (See Note 5)
  • Free Elective or Minor (See Note 5)
  • Free Elective or Minor (e) (See Note 4)

Semester 8 (15 Credits)


  • Spanish Requirement (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement (See Note 1)
  • Free Elective or Minor (See Note 5)
  • Free Elective or Minor (See Note 5)

Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Spanish Requirement - Must take 11 courses:

  • Spanish non-heritage speakers must take SPAN 26100 (H); 30400 (H); 30600 (H); 30700 (H); 36500 (H); (40500 (H) or 40600 (H) or 43500 (H) or 43600 (H) ; (45100 (H) or 48100 (H) ; 46100 (H); 46500 (H); 48200 (H) or any Latin American culture or civilization; and FLL 36101 (H).
  • Spanish heritage speakers must take SPAN 30400 (H); 30600 (H); 30700 (H), 31300 (H) (m); 31400 (H) (m); (40500 (H) or 40600 (H) or 43500 (H) or 43600 (H)); (45100 (H) or 48100 (H)); 48200 (H) or any Latin American culture or civilization; 51100 (H); 51500 (H); and FLL 36101 (H).

Note 2: Aesthetics – Choose 1 course from: AD 25500, MUS 25000, ENGL 31900, ENGL 28600, COM 34300, or THTR 20100.

Note 3: Additional Math or Science – Choose 1 course from: Any MA (except MA 11500), STAT, SCI, CIS course, or PHIL 15000. CIS 20400 is highly recommended to fulfill general education requirements.

Note 4: Free Elective E X L – One free elective must be an EXL course. Recommend Study Abroad in Spain the summer before senior year.

Note 5: Free Elective or Minor – Any course 10000 level or higher or select a minor.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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