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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education 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 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.

Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in Spanish and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.

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.

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

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 the Spanish Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 SPN 222 Conversation and Composition II   3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 SPN 222L Conversation and Composition II Lab   1
Science PEQ plus lab (2) 4 PEQ (3) 3
SPN 221 Conversation and Composition I          3 PEQ (4) 3
SPN 221L Conversation and Composition I Lab   1 PEQ (5) 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3 Study Abroad - coursework may include: 15
SPN 223 Review of Advanced Grammar   3      *Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway  
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3      *SPN 205  
PEQ (6) & (7) 6      *PEQ(s)  
         *300-level Spanish cousework  
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 310 Differentiated Planning and Assessment For Diverse Learners    3 INCH 380 Construction of Meaning in Mathematics And Science    3
INCH 320 Emergent Literacy and Language Development   3 INCH 390 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies   3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3 SPN 224 Cultural Perspectives of Latin America And Spain   3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3 Spanish course (300 level) 3
Spanish course (300 level) 3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop   0 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
    CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
       
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SUMMER A BETWEEN JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR
Note - summer tuition is required
INCH 410 Diversity and Inclusion for Inclusive Early Childhood and Childhood Classrooms    3 INCH 411 Field Work and Practicum in Inclusive Education Settings   3
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 425 Designing and Implementing Positive Learning Communities      3 INCH 490 Current Issues in Inclusive Education    3
INCH 435 Assessment for Learning   3 INCH 499 Inclusive Education Portfolio Presentation   0
INCH 470 Reflective Seminar on Teaching, Collaboration and Building Collaborative Partnerships   3 SPN 400 Spanish Senior Project   3
INCH 480 Student Teaching   6 SPN 499 Spanish Comprehensive   0
    Spanish course (300 level) 3-6
    Math or Science Elective credits 3-6
    *Note - 12 credits in this semester must be Liberal Arts -
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

Notes

  • Students in Bachelor of Arts degree programs must complete 90 credits of liberal arts coursework (thus, all Integrative Studies and elective courses must be Liberal Arts).
  • Students in the Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education major must complete 10 credits of math and science coursework.
  • Students may use a major course to fulfill one Integrative Studies (IS) course requirement.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required before moving into INCH coursework (fall semester, junior year).

 

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