Spanish A.B.

 

A major in Spanish requires that students complete the following trajectory. Students must move forward after completing the requirements at a given level.

Spanish majors are required to study abroad for at least one semester in a program that has been approved by the university and the department. The study abroad semester may be completed at any point in the above trajectory and includes the following requirements. Additional credits from abroad may be applied to general studies requirements, another major, or a minor as appropriate, or used as elective credit for graduation. Consult with the Spanish section head regarding where experimental courses numbered 37X can be counted with approval in the major.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Spanish requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements

Required Courses: 4 sh

SPN 2020CONTEMPORARY CONVERSATIONS

4 sh

SPN 0071SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION

0

SPN 222: waived for students who place at the 300-level.

Topics in Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language: 8 sh

Select two courses at the SPN 300-349 level both taken on campus.

SPN 3130HUMAN MIGRATIONS

4 sh

SPN 3140US-SPANISH-AMERICAN RELATIONS

4 sh

SPN 3150EXPLORING IDENTITY IN THE SPANISH SPEAKING WORLD

4 sh

SPN 3160SPANISH SPEAKING CULTURES THROUGH FILM

4 sh

SPN 3180ADVANCED SPANISH IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD

4 sh

SPN 3200READING TEXTS, READING LIFE

4 sh

SPN 3300TODAY'S SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD THROUGH MEDIA

4 sh

SPN 3330DEFINING MOMENTS OF THE SPANISH SPEAKING WORLD

4 sh

SPN 3350LATINOS IN THE U.S.: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

4 sh

SPN 3410STRUCTURES OF SPANISH LANGUAGE

4 sh

SPN 3430BEYOND GOOGLE TRANSLATE: SPANISH TRANSLATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

4 sh

Topics in Linguistic and Textual Interpretations: 8 sh

Select two courses at the SPN 350-399 level, both taken on campus. 

SPN 3520DETECTIVE FICTION

4 sh

SPN 3530TEXT, CULTURE AND MEDIA

4 sh

SPN 3550CONQUESTS, CLASHES AND TRANSITIONS

4 sh

SPN 3560TEXTS AND SOCIAL CHANGE

4 sh

SPN 3570(RE)PRESENTATIONS OF SOCIO-POLITICAL CONFLICTS

4 sh

SPN 3580IN SEARCH OF IDENTITY

4 sh

SPN 3590COLONIAL ENCOUNTERS

4 sh

SPN 3600VOICES OF IDENTITY THROUGH SPANISH PHONETICS

4 sh

SPN 3610LANGUAGE IN CULTURAL CONTEXT

4 sh

SPN 3620RACE, CLASS AND GENDER

4 sh

SPN 3630GENDER AND SEXUALITY

4 sh

SPN 3985INTERNSHIP

1-4 sh

SPN 3991INDEPENDENT STUDY

2-4 sh

Topics in Cultural History and Intellectual Thought: 8 sh

Select two courses at the SPN 400- 499 level, both taken on campus.

SPN 4500INNOVATION AND SOCIAL PROTEST IN THEATRE

4 sh

SPN 4510WOMEN'S WRITING IN THE HISPANIC WORLD

4 sh

SPN 4520TRENDS IN 20TH AND 21st CENTURY NARRATIVE

4 sh

SPN 4530REALISMO MAGICO OR REAL MARAVILLOSO

4 sh

SPN 4540EATING THROUGH THE PAGES: FOOD IN CONTEMPORARY TEXTS

4 sh

SPN 4550RELIGION, IDOLATRY AND CONQUEST: FROM MEDIEVAL SPAIN TO THE NEW WORLD

4 sh

Study Abroad Preparation and Reflection: 4 sh

The sequence of courses, WLC 301, WLC 302, WLC 303, is designed to help you prepare, reflect on, and process your required study abroad experience in a Spanish-speaking country. You must enroll in the 1-credit WLC 301 the semester BEFORE you study abroad, the 1-credit WLC 302 (online) WHILE you are studying abroad, and the 2-credit WLC 303 the semester AFTER you return from study abroad.

Study Abroad Electives: 8-12 sh

A maximum of 3 courses (12 sh) taught in Spanish can be counted from the semester study abroad. Courses must be pre-approved by the Spanish section and the Registrar.

An internship in Spanish is strongly encouraged, and up to 4 sh of internship credit can count as elective credit for the Spanish major. Internship must have pre-approval by a faculty mentor at Elon and by the department.

Total Credit Hours: 40-44

Program Outcomes

Language Proficiency
1. Oral expression and listening comprehension: Advanced Low (ACTFL)
2. Written expression and reading comprehension: Advanced Mid (ACTFL)

Research and Critical Thinking
1. Critically considers issue/problem being researched. Demonstrates sophistication in the analysis of different sides of an issue and uses appropriate, relevant and compelling texts to articulate ideas that show a deep understanding of complex ideas.
2. Using credible and relevant sources develops a sophisticated and coherent analysis and synthesis. Critically evaluates and thoroughly questions the viewpoints expressed by experts in those sources.
3. Conducts in-depth research in the target language, following field-appropriate disciplinary standards. 4. Identifies core issues of given topics (based on cultural products, such as literature, film, historical texts, journalistic texts, visual art), researches those issues and engages in substantive analysis.
Independently connects and interrelates his/her learning to previous studies within and outside the discipline.

Intercultural Competency
1. Demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the complexity of another culture’s history, politics, communication styles, economy, beliefs and practices. Demonstrates a nuanced understanding of how another culture’s perspectives are shaped by the elements above and shapes those elements.
2. Articulates insights into their own cultural rules, judgments and biases learned through their interactions with culturally different others.
3. Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of and ability to ask complex questions about cultural perspectives revealed by differences in communication: grammar, vocabulary, syntax, nonverbal. Is able to manage appropriately some cultural conventions within a variety of contexts.

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