Courses | B.A. in Spanish

Summary

Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.


Course Overview


Core Curriculum (GE) Course Sequence

This is an introductory course designed to build basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) by focusing on the cultural content, vocabulary and grammar necessary to develop inter-cultural communicative competence at an intermediate low proficiency level. Lecture/Lab Hours: Five hours each week. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum (GE) Foreign Language credit. Students desiring to enroll in Spanish should do so during the freshman and sophomore years. It is impossible to complete Core Curriculum (GE) requirements (B.A. degree) if the student starts in the senior year. Grade Mode: A.
This is an introductory course designed to build basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) by focusing on the cultural content, vocabulary and grammar necessary to develop inter-cultural communicative competence at an intermediate low-mid proficiency level. Lecture/Lab Hours: Five hours each week. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum (GE) Foreign Language credit. Students desiring to enroll in Spanish should do so during the freshman and sophomore years. It is impossible to complete Core Curriculum (GE) requirements (B.A. degree) if the student starts in the senior year. Grade Mode: A.
This is an intermediate course designed to further develop basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) by focusing on the cultural content, vocabulary and grammar necessary to develop inter-cultural communicative competence at an intermediate mid-high proficiency level. Lecture/Lab Hours: Five hours each week. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum (GE) Foreign Language credit. Students desiring to enroll in Spanish should do so during the freshman and sophomore years. It is impossible to complete Core Curriculum (GE) requirements (B.A. degree) if the student starts in the senior year. Grade Mode: A.

Curriculum Requirements

Program-Specific Core Curriculum (GE) Courses

Senior level capstone seminar in which the student will search the Bible and the literature dealing with the topic(s) under discussion in the course leading to the discovery of means whereby the subject area may be 'integrated' with Biblical truth. The results of the research will be incorporated in a paper or project which will be critiqued by the seminar members and by the professor. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits counted toward graduation with different content. Grade Mode: A.

Curriculum Requirements

Program Courses

This is an intermediate course designed to further develop basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) by focusing on the cultural content, vocabulary and grammar necessary to develop intercultural communicative competence at an intermediate-high proficiency level. Grade Mode: A.
This is an introductory course designed to build basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) by focusing on the cultural content, vocabulary and grammar necessary to develop intercultural communicative competence at an intermediate low-mid proficiency level. Notes: Offered off campus and includes a service component and course fee depending on the location and itinerary of the class and service component. Grade Mode: A.
This course will build upon and further develop the informal knowledge of Spanish that heritage learners bring to the classroom--usually from family and neighborhood exposure to the language--and cultivate formal speaking, reading, and writing abilities. Notes: Students are not expected to have any formal training in written Spanish prior to enrolling in this course. Students desiring to enroll in Spanish are strongly advised to do so during their freshman and sophomore years. Grade Mode: A.
This course will help develop students' vocabulary and register while reviewing advanced grammatical structures of Spanish through thematic units, which target the development of advanced-level oral and written proficiency through readings and discussion of Spanish texts and culture broadly defined (film, literature, newspapers, pop culture, etc.), as well as writing assignments and oral presentations. Grade Mode: A.
This course will help develop students' vocabulary and register while reviewing advanced grammatical structures of Spanish through thematic units, which target the development of advanced-level oral and written proficiency through readings and discussion of Spanish texts and culture broadly defined (film, literature, newspapers, pop culture, etc.), as well as writing assignments and oral presentations. Grade Mode: A.

This course seeks to broaden the informal knowledge of Spanish that heritage learners bring to the classroom and focuses primarily on the development of formal speaking, reading, and writing abilities across a variety of topics and genres. Notes: Students may take one or both courses in the series based upon the recommendation of their instructor or program advisor. Grade Mode: A.

This course seeks to broaden the informal knowledge of Spanish that heritage learners bring to the classroom and focuses primarily on the development of formal speaking, reading, and writing abilities across a variety of topics and genres. Notes: Students may take one or both courses in the series based upon the recommendation of their instructor or program advisor. Grade Mode: A.

This Spanish language immersion course is a community-based, experiential learning opportunity in Spanish which will consist of Spanish in a classroom setting focusing on the exploration of local varieties of Spanish and Latino culture. Students are required to live in a Christian host family and participate in mandatory excursions and service learning in the target language during afternoon, evening, and weekend hours. The course will normally be offered during summer session. Grade Mode: A.
This course offers a real world setting for the development of intercultural communicative competence under the guidance of our faculty. Study tours may include homestays, exploratory excursions, internships and academic service learning as our students practice their language skills while in direct contact with Hispanic culture. Grade Mode: A.
This course will present students with a survey of key works of Hispanic literature from the middle ages to the contemporary period both from Peninsular and Latin American authors and will introduce students to different genres (poetry, drama, novel, essay, short story) as well as situate readings in their historical context. Students will be encouraged to make thematic connections between the readings and contemporary issues. Grade Mode: A.
This course offers literary readings and analysis organized within four genres: prose, drama, poetry and the essays of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Students will explore more deeply the genres introduced in SPAN 340 through readings and exercises that will equip them with a foundational understanding of and appreciation for the literature of the Spanish-speaking world. Grade Mode: A.
This survey course provides a panoramic view of the civilization and culture of the Spanish-speaking world (Spain, Spanish America, United States) from its early origins to the present day. Emphasis will be given to literary, artistic and cultural productions of each respective region. This class aims to help students attain an advanced level of intercultural communication in the target language with practice in the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Grade Mode: A.
This course will explore different literary and cultural topics. Emphasis will be placed on oral and written expression and will target the development of intercultural skills to help students attain an advanced level of intercultural communication in the target language. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit with different content for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.
This course seeks to help students synthesize an understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, with a specific emphasis on the history, language and culture of the region under study. Students will focus on the socio-historical development of the countries and its influence on the Spanish language and culture of the specific region. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit with different content for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.
An exploration of the various sub-fields within the broader field of Hispanic linguistics. This course may include topics such as sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, contrastive analysis, the interface of culture and language, dialectology, and other important areas in Hispanic linguistics. This course may require field work or other practical application. Notes: Topics will vary with each offering. May be taken multiple times for credit with different content for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.
This course is intended to help students attain proficiency at advanced levels in one or more professional fields. By focusing on field-specific vocabulary and grammatical structures, students will be able to apply their oral and written abilities in professional contexts such as business, technology, healthcare, and law, among others. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit with different content for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.
This course explores topics in Spanish and Spanish American Literature in its cultural context. While exploring the literature's social and historical context, students will acquire analytical and interpretive skills and learn to apply them to literature and the genre. Notes: Topics will vary with each offering. May be taken multiple times for credit with different content for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.
This is an introductory course in applied linguistics, with a special emphasis on the theoretical and practical aspects of the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. In this course students will learn fundamental concepts in linguistics within the context of the Spanish grammar in order to be able to understand their use in the study of second language acquisition, foreign language learning and foreign language teaching. The course is conducted in Spanish, with readings in both English and Spanish.Prerequisites: SPAN 300, SPAN 301, SPAN 310, or SPAN 311. Notes: Cross-listed with LEDU 433/SEED 533: Single Subject Pedagogy. Grade Mode: A.
This practicum and associated training will provide opportunities for third and fourth year students to participate in a variety of professional functions, such as working with small groups of lower-division students, researching and developing instructional materials. Notes: Special approval required.Grade Mode: A.
Hispanic language or literature determined in consultation with the instructor. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit for a maximum of 4 credits. Grade Mode: A.
This course will guide students in the preparation, management and presentation of the senior portfolio required for graduation in the major. The portfolio will demonstrate advanced oral and written proficiency as well as provide evidence of professional, biblically integrative and cross-cultural competencies. Students are advised to take this course in the semester prior to their intended semester of graduation. Notes: Students must participate in an oral proficiency interview and demonstrate advanced-level proficiency to pass this course. Grade Mode: A.
Internship in an approved Spanish-speaking institution or setting related to the intended service area of the student. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit in different settings for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.

Concentrations

Secondary Instruction

Program Courses

Senior level capstone seminar in which the student will search the Bible and the literature dealing with the topic(s) under discussion in the course leading to the discovery of means whereby the subject area may be 'integrated' with Biblical truth. The results of the research will be incorporated in a paper or project which will be critiqued by the seminar members and by the professor. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits counted toward graduation with different content. Grade Mode: A.
This is an intermediate course designed to further develop basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) by focusing on the cultural content, vocabulary and grammar necessary to develop intercultural communicative competence at an intermediate-high proficiency level. Grade Mode: A.
This course will build upon and further develop the informal knowledge of Spanish that heritage learners bring to the classroom--usually from family and neighborhood exposure to the language--and cultivate formal speaking, reading, and writing abilities. Notes: Students are not expected to have any formal training in written Spanish prior to enrolling in this course. Students desiring to enroll in Spanish are strongly advised to do so during their freshman and sophomore years. Grade Mode: A.
This course will help develop students' vocabulary and register while reviewing advanced grammatical structures of Spanish through thematic units, which target the development of advanced-level oral and written proficiency through readings and discussion of Spanish texts and culture broadly defined (film, literature, newspapers, pop culture, etc.), as well as writing assignments and oral presentations. Grade Mode: A.
This course will help develop students' vocabulary and register while reviewing advanced grammatical structures of Spanish through thematic units, which target the development of advanced-level oral and written proficiency through readings and discussion of Spanish texts and culture broadly defined (film, literature, newspapers, pop culture, etc.), as well as writing assignments and oral presentations. Grade Mode: A.

This course seeks to broaden the informal knowledge of Spanish that heritage learners bring to the classroom and focuses primarily on the development of formal speaking, reading, and writing abilities across a variety of topics and genres. Notes: Students may take one or both courses in the series based upon the recommendation of their instructor or program advisor. Grade Mode: A.

This course seeks to broaden the informal knowledge of Spanish that heritage learners bring to the classroom and focuses primarily on the development of formal speaking, reading, and writing abilities across a variety of topics and genres. Notes: Students may take one or both courses in the series based upon the recommendation of their instructor or program advisor. Grade Mode: A.

This Spanish language immersion course is a community-based, experiential learning opportunity in Spanish which will consist of Spanish in a classroom setting focusing on the exploration of local varieties of Spanish and Latino culture. Students are required to live in a Christian host family and participate in mandatory excursions and service learning in the target language during afternoon, evening, and weekend hours. The course will normally be offered during summer session. Grade Mode: A.
This course offers a real world setting for the development of intercultural communicative competence under the guidance of our faculty. Study tours may include homestays, exploratory excursions, internships and academic service learning as our students practice their language skills while in direct contact with Hispanic culture. Grade Mode: A.
This course will present students with a survey of key works of Hispanic literature from the middle ages to the contemporary period both from Peninsular and Latin American authors and will introduce students to different genres (poetry, drama, novel, essay, short story) as well as situate readings in their historical context. Students will be encouraged to make thematic connections between the readings and contemporary issues. Grade Mode: A.
This course offers literary readings and analysis organized within four genres: prose, drama, poetry and the essays of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Students will explore more deeply the genres introduced in SPAN 340 through readings and exercises that will equip them with a foundational understanding of and appreciation for the literature of the Spanish-speaking world. Grade Mode: A.
This survey course provides a panoramic view of the civilization and culture of the Spanish-speaking world (Spain, Spanish America, United States) from its early origins to the present day. Emphasis will be given to literary, artistic and cultural productions of each respective region. This class aims to help students attain an advanced level of intercultural communication in the target language with practice in the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Grade Mode: A.
This course will explore different literary and cultural topics. Emphasis will be placed on oral and written expression and will target the development of intercultural skills to help students attain an advanced level of intercultural communication in the target language. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit with different content for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.
This course seeks to help students synthesize an understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, with a specific emphasis on the history, language and culture of the region under study. Students will focus on the socio-historical development of the countries and its influence on the Spanish language and culture of the specific region. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit with different content for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.
An exploration of the various sub-fields within the broader field of Hispanic linguistics. This course may include topics such as sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, contrastive analysis, the interface of culture and language, dialectology, and other important areas in Hispanic linguistics. This course may require field work or other practical application. Notes: Topics will vary with each offering. May be taken multiple times for credit with different content for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.
This course is intended to help students attain proficiency at advanced levels in one or more professional fields. By focusing on field-specific vocabulary and grammatical structures, students will be able to apply their oral and written abilities in professional contexts such as business, technology, healthcare, and law, among others. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit with different content for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.
This course explores topics in Spanish and Spanish American Literature in its cultural context. While exploring the literature's social and historical context, students will acquire analytical and interpretive skills and learn to apply them to literature and the genre. Notes: Topics will vary with each offering. May be taken multiple times for credit with different content for a total of 8 credits. Grade Mode: A.
This is an introductory course in applied linguistics, with a special emphasis on the theoretical and practical aspects of the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. In this course students will learn fundamental concepts in linguistics within the context of the Spanish grammar in order to be able to understand their use in the study of second language acquisition, foreign language learning and foreign language teaching. The course is conducted in Spanish, with readings in both English and Spanish.Prerequisites: SPAN 300, SPAN 301, SPAN 310, or SPAN 311. Notes: Cross-listed with LEDU 433/SEED 533: Single Subject Pedagogy. Grade Mode: A.
This practicum and associated training will provide opportunities for third and fourth year students to participate in a variety of professional functions, such as working with small groups of lower-division students, researching and developing instructional materials. Notes: Special approval required.Grade Mode: A.
Hispanic language or literature determined in consultation with the instructor. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit for a maximum of 4 credits. Grade Mode: A.
This course will guide students in the preparation, management and presentation of the senior portfolio required for graduation in the major. The portfolio will demonstrate advanced oral and written proficiency as well as provide evidence of professional, biblically integrative and cross-cultural competencies. Students are advised to take this course in the semester prior to their intended semester of graduation. Notes: Students must participate in an oral proficiency interview and demonstrate advanced-level proficiency to pass this course. Grade Mode: A.

Education Courses

This course examines the structure and function of the school, foundations of education, qualities required for teacher effectiveness, and contemporary issues in education. Successful completion of this course constitutes one of the requirements for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. CBEST must be taken or basic skills requirement met during this course for acceptance to a credential program. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 25-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Special approval required. Must submit Certificate of Clearance forms and valid negative TB test results. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.
Application of psychological principles to the education process, role of the teacher and learner, human growth and development, learning styles, motivation, memory, transfer of learning, measurement and evaluation, research and experimentation in learning theory. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application and acceptance to the School of Education. Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. This course is designed to fulfill the University's writing competency requirement for credential students. Grade Mode: A.
Survey of the theories, programs, and instructional practices for English language development, including first and second language acquisition and individual factors affecting language acquisition. Strategies for the application of theory to classroom practice and instruction in content area literacy are emphasized. Principles of educational equity, diversity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness are examined. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #1. Grade Mode: A.
Methods and materials for teaching reading through content areas in secondary schools; attention to reading techniques, testing, and individualization. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #2. Grade Mode: A.
Secondary school curriculum, assessment, classroom management and teaching methods as they apply to the content areas in secondary school settings. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #3. Grade Mode: A.
A 60-hour fieldwork requirement to support the practical application of LEDU 436 Secondary Curriculum content. Candidates will design and teach several classroom lessons in local secondary schools. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. Grade Mode: A.
Full-time laboratory experience in school classrooms under the direction of qualified supervising master teachers and University supervisors. University seminar required. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher. CalTPA #4. Candidates doing student teaching are limited to a maximum of 15 credits that semester with approval. Must register for LEDU 452 if completing student teaching in one semester. (See also SEED 514/515). Grade Mode: A.
See LEDU 450. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

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