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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 are trained to use new learning and technology 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 training requires at least one semester of study abroad; one year is recommended. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency in the target language.

Spanish Core

Spanish majors are required to take the following courses. (Note: Only 300 level courses may be taken abroad.  SPN 401G and SPN 402 must be taken at Nazareth.)

  • Four Upper Division Spanish courses (300 level) credits: 12

As well as:

Spanish Study Abroad Program

Nazareth College offers its own Spanish study abroad program in cooperation with Hispania 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 two literature seminars, SPN 401-402, that encourage 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

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 6
  • Math and Science Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 7
  • Health/Wellness Credits: 0

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Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 9
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 9

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Junior Year

Minimum of One Semester Abroad taken in the Fall

  • Electives Credits: 18
  • Integrative Studies (IS)  Credits: 6
  • Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME)  Credits: 0
  • Spanish (300 Level) Credits: 6

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Senior Year

  • Spanish (300 Level) Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 15

As well as:

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