2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Foreign Language, BA, Concentration: Spanish


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About the Program


Apply Now 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)


CHESS College Core (36 Credits)


  • Modern Language (12 Credits) - SPAN 10100 , SPAN 10200 , SPAN 20100 , and SPAN 20200  required
  • Gender Issues (3 Credits)
  • Global Cultures (3 Credits)
  • Individual and Society (3 Credits)
  • Literature and the Arts (3 Credits)
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity (3 Credits)
  • Social Ethics (3 Credits)
  • United States Tradition (3 Credits)
  • Western Heritage (3 Credits)

For courses that meet these requirements, please see the CHESS College Core list .

Major Core (33 Credits)


Other Required Courses (21 Credits)


  • Free Electives (21 Credits) - Elective credits can be used toward completing the requirements of a Minor.  See advisor for additional information.

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 5 (15 Credits)


  • Gender Issues - select from the CHESS College Core List  
  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Free Elective/Minor Requirement

Semester 6 (15 Credits)


  • Literature and the Arts - select from the CHESS College Core List  
  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Free Elective/Minor Requirement

Semester 7 (15 Credits)


  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Free Elective/Minor Requirement
  • Free Elective/Minor Requirement
  • Free Elective/Minor Requirement

Semester 8 (15 Credits)


  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Spanish Requirement - Choose from list (See Note 1)
  • Free Elective/Minor Requirement
  • Free Elective/Minor Requirement

Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1:  Spanish Requirement - Must take 11 courses. The required courses are offered on a rotation basis based on the specific needs of the majors and the minors:

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

Heritage speakers will receive departmental credit for SPAN 10100-20200

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, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

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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