Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
The goal of the LEC Department of Spanish Studies is to provide students with hands-on experiential learning opportunities and cultural activities to stimulate active student participation in the learning process among diverse, non-traditional classroom environments.
A concentration in Spanish language, culture, and professional and
social practices is one option as well within the International Business
major, and speaks to the value and importance of cultural sensitivity
and awareness for success in the global economy.
Various opportunities available to students include: tutoring and mentoring opportunities, hands on learning and experiential learning projects, cultural activities, and the Spanish Club student organization.
Traditionally, people from the United States are not obligated to learn another language besides English. However, economic globalization has made communication among cultures and nations more important than ever. Spanish is spoken by almost 400 million people worldwide; moreover, about half the population of the Western Hemisphere speaks Spanish, making it the primary language for as many people as English in this part of the world. Even within the U.S. Spanish is the second most widely-spoken language. A major in Spanish Studies allows students to engage with a rich variety of history, literature, art, and architecture -- the cultures of Cervantes, Goya, Picasso, Allende, Garcia Marquez and Borges, to name only a few -- that have had and will continue to have profound impact on the nation and the world in the 21st century.
Requirements for this Major:
40 semester credits including:
- SP 102 Beginning Spanish II (4 SH)
- SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4 SH)
- SP 220 Spanish Conversation and Composition (4 SH)
- SP 225 Hispanic Culture and Civilization (4 SH)
- SP 301 Spanish for the Professional Environment (4 SH)
- SP 490 Senior Research Project (4 SH)
and 16 semester credits from the following:
- SP 300 Spanish Translation (4 SH)
- SP 320 Introduction to Spanish Literature (4 SH)
- SP 330 Spanish American Cinema (4 SH)
- SP 335 Spanish Art and Architecture (4 SH)
- SP 340 Language and Study Abroad (4 SH)
- SP 410 Spanish American Literature (4 SH)
- SP 411 Readings in Spanish Literature and Culture (4 SH)
- SP 250/350 Internship in Spanish (1-5 SH)
- SP 260/360 Independent Studies in Spanish (2-4 SH)
- SP 170-79/270-79/370-79 Special Topics in Spanish (2-4 SH)
Note: There may be specific credit hour requirements for Internships. Students should review requirements with their academic advisor.