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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish - Major


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The purpose of the major program is to educate students to think and perceive rationally and critically. This education includes reading and thinking; learning about literary and cultural movements; and making connections between the primarily aesthetic literary artifacts of the culture and its political, social, and economic history.

Through the Emerson Foreign Language Laboratory, students learn to use technology and media at all language levels to allow them to communicate effectively in the world. Likewise, they are encouraged to prepare themselves philosophically and practically to make linkages between the major and other academic disciplines.

The student majoring in Spanish learns about the world of ideas and letters, past and present. This education requires at least one semester of study abroad; one year is recommended. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, history, interdisciplinary studies, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency in the target language.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Spanish Core


Spanish majors are required to take the following courses. (Note: Only 300 level courses may be taken abroad.  SPN 400 must be taken at Nazareth.)

  • Five Upper Division Spanish courses (300 level) credits: 15

As well as:

Spanish Study Abroad Program


Nazareth College offers its own Spanish study abroad program in Valencia, Spain. Spanish majors and non-majors alike may take advantage of the extensive program of courses offered during fall and spring. Challenging courses such as Phonetics, Composition and Conversation, Medieval, Renaissance and Contemporary Literature, Analysis of Texts, Culture and Civilization courses, Commercial Spanish and Translation courses form part of the extensive curriculum available to Valencia Program participants.

Spanish Senior Experience


The Senior Experience for the Spanish major culminates with SPN 400, a seminar that encourages students to develop further scholarly and critical thinking, including current theoretical discussions in the academy.

The Comprehensive Examination (written, oral) provides students with the threefold opportunity:

  • to ascertain that seniors have adequately mastered the Spanish language

  • to help seniors synthesize the subject matter of the four-year learning experience

  • to demonstrate a working knowledge of Spanish speaking cultures and literatures

Sample Program for Spanish Majors


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 PEQ (3) 3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 PEQ (4) 3
Science PEQ plus lab (2) 4 PEQ (5) 3
SPN 221 Conversation and Composition I          3 SPN 222 Conversation and Composition II   3
SPN 221L Conversation and Composition I Lab   1 SPN 222L Conversation and Composition II Lab   1
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SPN 223 Review of Advanced Grammar   3 SPN 224 Cultural Perspectives of Latin America And Spain   3
PEQ (6) 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3
PEQ (7) 3 Liberal Arts Credits 9
PEQ (8) 3    
Elective 3    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Study Abroad - coursework may include: 15 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3
     *Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway   Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
     *SPN 205   Spanish course (300 level) 3
     *300-level Spanish coursework (3-6 credits)   Elective Credits 6
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Spanish (300-level) 3-6 Spanish (300-level) 3-6
Elective Credits 3 SPN 400 Spanish Senior Project  9-12
CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0 SPN 499 Spanish Comprehensive   0
Elective Credits 6-9 *At least 1 or more electives or IS courses must be Liberal Arts  
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

 

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