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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish Major with Adolescence Education

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The general purpose of the major program is to educate students to think and perceive rationally and critically. This will include 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 new 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 will learn about the world of ideas and letters, past and present. This training requires at least one study abroad semester; 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: Any of these courses, except for the 400 level courses, can be taken abroad)
  • 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 the Institute of Spanish Studies in Valencia, Spain. Spanish majors and non-majors alike may take advantage of the extensive program of courses offered during fall, spring and summer. Challenging courses such as Phonetics, Composition and Conversion, 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 Adolescence Education

The following courses are required for Adolescence Education for majors in Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

In addition to these courses, each student takes a department course numbered DEPT 457, Curriculum Methodology: Middle School and Senior High  in their area of certification (These courses have a total of 100 hours of fieldwork required).

Additional Program Option: Teaching students with Disabilities at the Adolescence level

Additional Program Option: Teaching students with Disabilities at the Adolescence level (Grades 7 - 12) (Dual Certification)

Students also have the option of completing required coursework and field experiences that would lead to another certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities at the Adolescence level. This dual certification option is designed to provide the knowledge base to support student learning in content areas at the adolescence level, as well as to specifically meet the needs of students with disabilities in secondary classrooms by means of differentiated instruction and collaborative teaching.

Students who elect to pursue this option must complete the following courses in addition to the required courses for Adolescence Education listed above:

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 the Spanish Major with Adolescence Education

Freshman Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 9
  • Math and Science Perspectives I Credits: 7
As well as:

Junior Year

Minimum of One Semester taken Abroad taken in the Fall

  • Perspectives II Credits: 9
  • Spanish (300 Level) Credits: 9
  • Electives Credits: 9
As well as:

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