Spanish Major, Concentration in Spanish for the Professions

36 credits

The Spanish Major with a concentration in Spanish for the Professions is designed for students whose interests and career plans have an international, interdisciplinary, or multi-ethnic focus, or who wish to become bilingual professionals in the realms of business, international relations, health professions, nursing, education, psychology, social work, politics, or criminal justice, among other fields.

In addition to developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing fluency, students who major in Spanish with a concentration in Spanish for the Professions will study the culture, history and literature of the people who use the language, as the demand in the global marketplace for individuals who can demonstrate cultural awareness and communicate in more than one language increases daily.

Students completing the Spanish major with a concentration in Spanish for the Professions must complete a second major or minor in a different discipline.

As a culminating major experience, students in the Spanish for the Professions concentration will complete an Internship that combines and puts into practice their two specializations.

A minimum grade of 70 (C-) is required for all SP major courses.

Requirements for a Major in Spanish, Concentration in Spanish for the Professions

SP-210
SP-211
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II 1
6
SP-321Advanced Spanish Composition I 23
SP-322Advanced Spanish Composition II3
SP-323Advanced Spanish Conversation Through Film3
or SP-390 Spanish for Native Speakers
SP-326Spanish for the Professions3
SP-327Introduction to Translation3
SP-331Spanish Civilization3
SP-332Cultures of Latin America3
or SP-333 Hispanic Presence in US
Spanish Literature courses (3 credits minimum)3
Internship in Spanish (3 credits minimum)3
Spanish Electives in Advanced Language, Civilization, Literature, Internship or Special Topics in Spanish for the Professions3
Total Credits36

There is no second foreign language requirement for this concentration.

A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses in the Spanish Major.

Sample Timetable for Completion of Degree: Spanish for the Professions

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASCFirst-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
EN-101 College Writing I 3
SP-210 Intermediate Spanish I 3
LASCLASC Elective (QR) 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 College Writing II 3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
SP-211 Intermediate Spanish II 3
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
SP-321 Advanced Spanish Composition I 3
SP-323
Advanced Spanish Conversation Through Film
or Spanish for Native Speakers
3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 4
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
 Credits16
Semester Four
SP-322 Advanced Spanish Composition II 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
SP-326 Spanish for the Professions 3
SP-332
Cultures of Latin America
or Hispanic Presence in US
3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (ICW) 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
SP-327 Introduction to Translation 3
SP-331 Spanish Civilization 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
SP-3XX+SP Major Elective 3
LASCCapstone 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
SP-475 Internship: Spanish 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.