150 SPANISH AND HISPANIC STUDIES
Spanish and Hispanic Studies – – – –
also see Education also see Global Studies also see International Business also see World Languages and Cultures
Programs offered • Major in Spanish (32 credits) • Minor in Spanish (22 credits) • Major in International Business with a minor in Spanish (also see international business) (22 credits in Spanish) • Concentrations in Latin American Studies or European Studies in the Cultural and Regional Studies Concentration of the Global Studies Major (see global studies) • Major in Spanish Education (32 credits in Spanish plus 36 credits in education) • World Languages add-on endorsement for Elementary Education majors (see education) (28 credits) The Spanish and Hispanic studies program prepares students for participation in a global society through courses designed to expand their knowledge and understanding of the language, cultures and perceptions of the Spanish-speaking world. The goals for the Spanish major are based on the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language’s National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. The Spanish and Hispanic studies program provides learning experiences that prepare students to achieve the following outcomes: • develop communication skills in the Spanish language • gain knowledge and understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures • make connections between Spanish and other disciplines • develop comparisons based on insight into the nature of the language and the culture • be enabled to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world Courses in Hispanic studies are taught in English and support interdisciplinary programs in global studies and international business.
Study Abroad/Language Immersion Requirement
• For Spanish majors and anyone seeking teaching licensure in Spanish, a minimum of one semester of study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country is required. Site and courses selection must be approved by the program coordinator. Consult with the program coordinator for details on petition procedure for alternate ways of satisfying this requirement. • For Spanish minors, at least one May term of study in a Spanish-speaking country is strongly recommended. For all majors and minors, program selection must be approved by the program coordinator for credit. The Spanish and Hispanic studies program sponsors many opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. There are several study abroad opportunities, including fall semester in Segovia, Spain; fall or spring semester, or a year, at Cordoba (Argentina), or Seville and Alicante (Spain), the International Business semester at the Universidad de las
Americas in Mexico City; Spain and Latin America Summer Study programs. (For details on these opportunities, see Global Learning at Concordia on Page 25.) On campus, the Spanish and Hispanic program studies provides a variety of resources and opportunities for students. The Casa Hispana (language residence), staffed by the Spanish native assistants, provides the opportunity for students to spend the entire academic year living in a Spanish language and cultural environment. Participation in the national Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi is open by invitation to students who meet the membership criteria. It also sponsors an honors program for exceptional students. (For details on these programs, see Expanded Academic Opportunities on Page 26, or consult with the program coordinator.)
Liberal Arts Core World Languages Requirement Students may satisfy the Core distribution world languages requirement by either option A or B: A. Successful completion of SPAN 112 – Beginning Spanish II or a highernumbered course. All students who have studied Spanish prior to coming to Concordia are required to take a computerized placement test in Spanish to determine which course level is the most appropriate for their individual ability. If the transcript shows that the student has not previously studied Spanish, the student is not required to take the placement exam and qualifies to enroll in SPAN 111 – Beginning Spanish I. B. Achieving successful scores on the oral proficiency interview and a timed written essay that demonstrate the student has mastered the content and scope of the SPAN 111-112 – Beginning Spanish I and II sequence. Students are eligible to take this proficiency exam by placing beyond SPAN 112 – Beginning Spanish II on the computerized placement exam in Spanish.
Major in Spanish The requirements for a major in Spanish are 32 credits above SPAN 112 – Beginning Spanish II: • SPAN 211 – Intermediate Spanish I, 4 credits • SPAN 212 – Intermediate Spanish II, 4 credits • SPAN 320 – Spanish Grammar in Context, 4 credits • SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts, 4 credits • SPAN 326 – Appreciating Hispanic Literature, 4 credits • 12 additional credits in Spanish above 212 including at least 2 credits in literature at the 400 level. • A minimum of one semester of study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country is required. The following are suggested supporting courses: HISP 210, GS 210 – Introduction to Latin American Studies; HISP 311 – U.S.-Latin American Relations; HIST 320 – Latin American History.
Minor in Spanish The requirements for a minor in Spanish are 22 credits above SPAN 112 – Beginning Spanish II: • SPAN 211 – Intermediate Spanish I, 4 credits • SPAN 212 – Intermediate Spanish II, 4 credits • SPAN 321 – Composition and Conversation in Cultural Contexts, 4 credits • 10 additional credits in Spanish above 212 • One May term of study in a Spanish-speaking country is strongly recommended.
2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III