Requirements for a Major in Spanish for a B.A. degree:
Applied Learning Requirement:
To satisfy the applied-learning requirement for foreign language, a student must complete 6 credit hours of study abroad (at the intermediate level or above) or 3 credit hours of internship, directed individual study, practicum, honors, or service learning.
Oral Communication Requirement:
To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in Spanish a student must successfully complete SPN 303 or SPN 405.
Requirements for a Major in Spanish for the B.A. Degree:
39 hours at the 300-400 level (of which at least 9 must be at the 400 level and must include SPN 497 and 12 must be SPN 303, SPN 305, SPN 306 and SPN 307). Only 3 hours at the 400 level may be obtained by means of SPN 491 or SPN 498.
A grade of “C-” or better is required in each course counted toward the major and a “C” (2.00) average or better for all courses counted toward the major.
Requirements for a Major in Spanish for the B.A. Degree with Teacher Licensure:
39 hours at the 300-400 level and Teacher Licensure Program Requirements. Students seeking licensure in Spanish (K-12) must complete the requirements for the Spanish major.
Specifically required are:
- SPN 302 - Reading Strategies for Spanish or
- SPN 315 - Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual Speakers II
- SPN 303 - Spanish Conversation
- SPN 305 - Spanish Composition
- SPN 306 - Advanced Grammar
- SPN 307 - Phonetics
- SPN 308 - Hispanic Linguistics
- SPN 311 - Spanish Civilization
- SPN 312 - Spanish-American Civilization
- SPN 321 - Introduction to Spanish Literature
- SPN 322 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature
- At least 9 hours at the 400 level, including SPN 497 . Only 3 hours at the 400 level may be obtained by means of SPN 491 or SPN 498
A grade of “C-” or better is required in each course counted toward the major and a “C” (2.00) average or better for all courses counted toward the major. Students must also satisfy the professional education requirements listed under the Watson College of Education.
For information on the Teacher Education Program admissions criteria and the courses required for licensure in North Carolina, see the –Watson College of Education section of this catalogue. Students planning to pursue licensure should apply to the Watson College of Education as soon as admissions requirements are met (typically in the sophomore year) and plan their programs in regular consultation with their advisors. Teacher licensure requirements are established at the state level and may be changed by the state at any time.
Spanish Program Student Learning Outcomes
SLO 1: Develop listening proficiency in Spanish; specifically, to sustain understanding of connected discourse on a variety of topics pertaining to different times and places.
SLO 2: Develop speaking proficiency in Spanish; specifically, to handle successfully most uncomplicated communicative tasks and social situations. To converse with a number of strategies, such as simple narration and/or description, appropriate to a range of circumstances and topics.
SLO 3: Develop reading proficiency in Spanish. Specifically, to read texts that include descriptions and narrations such as short stories, news items, bibliographical information, social notices, personal correspondence, business letters, and simple technical material. Also, to conduct research in Spanish.
SLO 4: Develop writing proficiency in Spanish. Specifically, to take notes, write correspondence, cohesive summaries, narratives, descriptions of a factual nature, and analytical essays.
SLO 5: Develop competency in Hispanic culture. Specifically, to demonstrate an understanding of the products, practices, and perspectives of Hispanic culture, including the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through a knowledge of Spanish. Also, to be able to function effectively in Hispanic cultural and social environments.
Requirements for a Minor in Spanish:
Completion of a minimum of 21 hours at the 200 level and above, excluding SPN 209, SPN 210, SPN 211, and SPN 212. Of these, at least 9 hours must be at the 300 level or higher. A grade of “C-“or better is required in each course counted toward the minor and a “C” (2.00) average or better for all courses counted towards the minor.