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Why should I learn Spanish?
The Spanish Program
The Department of Chicano/Chicana & Hemispheric Studies invites you to declare Spanish as a major (30 credit hours) or minor (18 credit hours).
The new program has:
A Major or Minor in Spanish as a Heritage or Native Language
Designed for students who have been exposed to Spanish at home. Some students may have full oral fluency and literacy in the heritage language; others may have full oral fluency, but their written literacy was not developed because they were usually schooled in English. Another group of students -- typically third- or fourth-generation -- can have difficulty expressing themselves on a wide range of topics. The courses for this track are specifically designed to help students question, probe, and inquire about the intricacies of their Heritage language and culture.
A Minor in Spanish as a Second Language.
Designed to offer students the ability to learn a new language and gain full fluency. Additionally the upper lever courses are designed to integrate language skills with writing and critical thinking skills pertaining to diverse aspects of Hispanic culture.
Depending on their degree plan students can choose from these courses:
101 Introduction to Spanish I
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Spanish Concentration
A concentration in Spanish is offered as part of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.) program. Students need a minimum of 36 hours to complete the program and are required to select two or three fields of study. It is recommended that at least 18 hours are completed in one of the fields of study. For a field of study to be listed on a student’s transcript as a concentration, at least nine credit hours must be completed in that field.
Upon the completion of 18 credit hours in Spanish, students will receive a certificate of completion in the concentration of Spanish.
The following courses with the exception of Translation Studies are taught entirely in Spanish:
SPAN 511 Survey of Latin American Literature II
SPAN 550 Chicano Literature
SPAN 515 Biliteracy: A Journey Through Children’s Literature
SPAN 580 Directed Study
SPAN 500 Introduction to Translation Studies
SPAN 502 Spanish in the Community: Service- Learning & Study Abroad
SPAN 505 Spanish for the Professions Intensive
SPAN 535 Spanish Language Development
Eugenia Trillo, PhD
Huerta Moreno, PhD