Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish
Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish offered at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES BACHELOR’S DEGREES IN SPANISH DEGREES • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a concentration in Translation and Interpretation • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish for the All-Level Spanish Teacher Certification • Minor in Spanish The Spanish program at Our Lady of the Lake University specializes in programs related to the Hispanic culture and attracts many bilingual students. Spanish serves as the foundation for the new concentration in Translation and Interpretation as well as the Biliterate Certificate Program, which prepares students to function professionally in both English and Spanish. These programs have been designed to respond to the needs of our nation’s growing Hispanic/ Latino population. The Translation and Interpretation concentration prepares students who wish to seek work as translators and interpreters in a variety of fields including medical, legal, political, educational and many more. Graduates gain the in-depth knowledge of the Spanish language and culture that assists them in cultivating careers in the industry of their choice. Students who graduate with bachelor’s degrees in Spanish go on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees in the language or work in business, government, international commerce, social service agencies, communication and a variety of companies and organizations that service our nation’s Spanish-speaking clientele. SAMPLE COURSEWORK As part of the Spanish curriculum, the following courses are offered: • Elementary Spanish I, II • Intermediate Spanish I, II • Advanced Spanish Grammar Reading and Composition I, II • Civilization and Culture of Spain • Civilization and Culture of Mexico • Professional Oral and Written Communication in Spanish • Masterpieces of Spanish Literature • Masterpieces of Latin American Literature • Spanish in the United States • Mexican American Prose and Poetry • Medical Translation and Interpreting • Business Translation and Interpreting • Legal Translation and Interpreting • Spanish-English Contrastive Linguistics • Summative Experience for Majors A complete list of requirements and course descriptions is available in the OLLU Undergraduate Catalog. OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street • San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 email@example.com Apply online at www.ollusa.edu/apply HONOR SOCIETY Students who major or minor in Spanish, as well as students pursuing a Biliterate Certificate, have the opportunity to join Sigma Delta Pi. It is the largest foreignlanguage society in existence and the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. Students must meet certain academic requirements to join the society. THE UNIVERSITY Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of more than 3,200 students. A multicampus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, The Woodlands (Houston) and the Rio Grande Valley. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technology-rich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 300334097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Oct. 2014 SUMMATIVE EXPERIENCE All students majoring in Spanish are required to complete this capstone course that requires students to integrate skills and knowledge previously learned in advanced Spanish courses. Guided by a Spanish faculty member, students will complete an individualized project on an independent study basis. Projects may involve research, reading, and report or creative writing. In addition, the second component of the Summative Experience requires that the student take the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Language Testing International’s Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Written Proficiency Test (WPT). FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Nina Patrizio-Quinones, MA Associate Professor of Spanish Spanish Program Head Director of Biliterate Certificate Program 210-528-7048 firstname.lastname@example.org