Metropolparasol

Spanish - Bachelor of Arts, BA

In the United States, Spanish is fast becoming second to English in usage. A language of practical utility, great literature (Don Quixote), and wide applicability (in North, Central, and South America, as well as in Europe), Spanish is becoming a necessary skill for dealing with today’s world.

Outcomes

  •  Be able to speak the language well enough to satisfy routine social demands and limited nonspecific, workrelated tasks
  •  Be able to comprehend face-to-face speech in standard language spoken at a normal rate with some repetition and rewording by a native speaker not accustomed to dealing with foreigners
  •  Have sufficient comprehension to read authentic printed material or edited texts and material within a familiar context
  • Be able to write routine social correspondence and simple discourse as well as cohesive summaries, resumes, short narratives and descriptions on factual topics in the past, present, and future times
  • Possess a broad understanding of the history and civilization of the target culture
  • Possess a critical and theoretically-based awareness of the literary and cultural traditions, periods, genres and contexts of the target language

General Requirements

  • Departmental Advising :
    • Dr. Maria Sergia Steen: A – M
    • Dr. Fernando Feliu-Moggi: N - Z
  • 36 credit hours in Spanish language and literature courses (beyond Spanish 212)
  • 6 credit hours in Foreign Culture Studies

Course Requirements

Advanced Language

Required Courses - 6 semester hours:

  • SPAN 300 – Spanish Grammar and Composition
  • SPAN 301 – Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition

Note: Concurrent enrollment in these courses is highly recommended.

Literature

Required Courses - 9 semester hours:

  • SPAN 310 – Literary Analysis
  • SPAN 319 – Introduction to Hispanic Literature I
  • SPAN 320 – Introduction to Hispanic Literature II

Select 9 additional semester hours in Spanish literature:

  • SPAN 317 – Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 318 - Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 336 - Hispanic Short Stories
  • SPAN 337 - The Latin American Essay
  • SPAN 340 - Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 342 - Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 369 – Hispanic Culture Through Film
  • SPAN 391 – Spanish Theater Workshop
  • SPAN 411 – Women in Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 415 – Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 416 - Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 421 – Hispanic Heritage of Colorado
  • SPAN 428 – Generation of 1898
  • SPAN 429 - Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 430 - Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 440 – Topics in Contemporary Literature
  • SPAN 442 – Hispanic/Latino US Literature
  • SPAN 443 – Hispanic US Drama
  • SPAN 444 – Hispanic, Chicano/a and Mexican/American Literature
  • SPAN 445 – US Cuban Literature
  • SPAN 446 – Studies in US-Mexico Border Literature
  • SPAN 450 - Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 451 - Contemporary Hispanic American Literature
  • SPAN 461 - Latin American Authors
  • SPAN 462 - Don Quijote I
  • SPAN 463 - Don Quijote II
  • SPAN 465 - Spanish or Latin American or Chicano Authors
  • SPAN 466 - Spanish Authors-Poetry
  • SPAN 467 - Spanish Authors-Drama

Note: All these courses have SPAN 310 as a prerequisite

Culture and Civilization

Required courses:

  • SPAN 325 - Hispanic Culture Studies
  • SPAN 425 - The Cultural Heritage in Latin America

Select nine additional semester hours in Foreign Culture:

  • F CS 323 - Southwestern Culture Studies
  • F CS 369 - Topics in Hispanic Film
  • F CS 421 - Hispanic Heritage of Colorado
  • F CS 441 - Studies in U.S.-Mexico Border Literature
  • COMM 328 - Intercultural Communication
  • GES 382-3 - Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
  • HIST 140 - Latin America to 1810
  • HIST 141 - Latin America Since 1810
  • HIST 350 - Chicano History to 1910
  • HIST 351 - Chicano History Since 1910
  • SOC 323 - The Chicano Community

Required Senior Seminar:

  • SPAN 497 – Senior Seminar: Spanish

Elective courses:

  • 3 semester hours in 400 level grammar/language or foreign culture or Spanish literature.

Teaching Option

A degree option is available for elementary, secondary and special education teachers. Please contact the Student Success Center for further information.