Spanish (SPAN)

SPANISH (SPAN)

   Western’s Spanish Program allows its majors to study the language, literature, and culture of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. Graduates of the Spanish Program are expected to have an understanding of and proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening to Spanish; to be acquainted with the phonology of modern Spanish dialects and to explore the sound system; to be able to read, discuss, critique, and appreciate the literary value of Hispanic literature; and to be familiar with and appreciate Hispanic civilization and culture.

   The Standard Major prepares students for positions with the federal government or major corporations concerned with international business. They are also prepared for a variety of other positions, such as court interpreters, hotel managers in resort areas, and teachers.

   The Secondary Licensure Emphasis qualifies students for the State of Colorado Licensure in Spanish Education.

 

FACULTY

Assistant Professor Lorena Gomez; Lecturer Luis Bello Zarallo.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMS

 

All Majors require the 15-credit Spanish Core to be completed prior to enrollment in upper-division electives.

Spanish Core

SPAN 254  Intermediate Spanish I

3 cr

SPAN 255  Intermediate Spanish II

3 cr

SPAN 270  Spanish Conversation and Composition

3 cr

SPAN 375  Judicial and Medical Interpreting I

3 cr

SPAN 385  Introduction to Hispanic Literature

3 cr

 

A maximum of nine credits earned from independent study and/or foreign travel may be applied to the Major. Students who desire foreign language credit for foreign study and/ or exchange programs must have prior approval from the Department of Communication Arts, Languages, and Literature. Spanish credit for foreign study will be granted only to students who participate in formal study abroad programs sponsored by institutions accredited in the United States.

 

Spanish Major: Standard Program

A minimum of 36 credits is required, including the 15-credit Spanish Core and the following:

SPAN 494  Capstone Experience

3 cr

Six of the following:

 

SPAN 340  Spanish Civilization and Culture

3 cr

SPAN 341 Latin American Civilization and Culture

3 cr

SPAN 370 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition

3 cr

SPAN 460  Hispanic Literature: Drama

3 cr

SPAN 460  Hispanic Literature: Poetry

3 cr

SPAN 460  Hispanic Literature: Prose

3 cr

SPAN 475  Judicial and Medical Interpreting II

3 cr

 

K-12 LICENSURE EMPHASIS

A minimum of 36 credits is required including the 15-credit Spanish Core and the following. In addition, students must fulfill the K-12 Licensure requirements described under Education.

SPAN 341 Latin American Civilization and Culture

3 cr

SPAN 370 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition

3 cr

SPAN 460  Hispanic Literature: Prose

3 cr

SPAN 475  Judicial and Medical Interpreting II

3 cr

SPAN 494  Capstone Experience

3 cr

Two of the following:

 

SPAN 340  Spanish Civilization and Culture

3 cr

SPAN 460  Hispanic Literature: Drama

3 cr

SPAN 460  Hispanic Literature: Poetry

3 cr

 

Spanish Minor

A minimum of 18 credits beyond SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I, and SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II, including the 15-credit Spanish Core and:

One of the following:

 

SPAN 340  Spanish Civilization and Culture

3 cr

SPAN 341 Latin American Civilization and Culture

3 cr

SPAN 370 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition

3 cr

SPAN 460 Hispanic Literature:

3 cr

SPAN 475  Judicial and Medical Interpreting II

3 cr

Capstone Course Requirement. The following course in the Spanish Major fulfills the capstone course requirement:  SPAN 494 Capstone Experience.