B.A. Degree in Spanish
Minor required, plus 6 hours of same foreign language
The Spanish major must meet all general requirements for the B.A. degree. The major consists of 30 hours of Spanish beyond Basic Spanish I and II.
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish will:
- Demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in the Spanish language to participate in fluid conversations with native speakers of Spanish, read and understand prose and poetry in the target language, and write research papers and essays in Spanish.
- Have an awareness and appreciation of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries including the customs, religion, and general way of life of their own country as it compares with that of Spanish speaking countries and important Hispanic authors, movements, and historical events.
- Have familiarity with the structure of the Spanish language, including the grammar of their native language as it compares with that of Spanish, and have the ability to use all verb tenses in Spanish interchangeably.
- Engage in and articulate a personal integration of faith and learning.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.
9 Hours literature
- SPAN-3213 Spanish Literary Readings
- SPAN-4113 Studies in Spanish Literature
- SPAN-4213 Studies in Latin American Literature
3 Hours advanced conversation and grammar
3 Hours Hispanic civilization
- SPAN-3223 Hispanic Civilization
9 Hours 2000/3000/4000 spanish electives
3 Hours Spanish immersion lab
- SPAN-4711 Spanish Immersion Lab
This course must be taken three times.
3 Hours senior capstone
- ENGL-4733 Senior Capstone
Successful completion of Senior Capstone meets the requirements for all strands of Language and Literature majors.
6 Hours foreign language
Take 6 hours of the same foreign language other than Spanish.
A student majoring in Spanish should work with his or her advisor to select the minor that will be most beneficial. Art, history, international studies, and communication are often beneficial to a Spanish major.
Foreign language proficiency
The necessary courses for foreign language proficiency in a particular language include those required for the student’s preferred degree plus a minimum of 12 hours in the same foreign language, or the equivalent of courses up through Intermediate II in the same language. Students will be required to participate in a university approved field experience, which will include some sort of immersion into the language for which a student seeks a proficiency credit, after taking a minimum of 6 hours in the language. The student must write a one-page description of his or her time abroad explaining how he or she will use this language and have it approved by the Language and Literature Department PRIOR to departure. In addition, the student must indicate a sponsor who will verify (after the student’s return) his/her use of the target language. Practicum requirements may be accomplished by taking part in a spring break or summer mission trip to a country where this language is predominate.