2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, BA

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The Spanish major is designed to provide students with a quality undergraduate preparation for careers in teaching, translation and interpretation while also serving as a useful preparation for missionaries, business administrators, social workers, health care professionals, journalists, and for graduate studies. Since bilingual proficiency and multicultural adaptability are an integral part of the Spanish program, students with a major, minor, or concentration in Spanish are encouraged to participate in study abroad opportunities in Spanish-speaking countries.

(also see Spanish for Healthcare Professions Minor )

Traditional Major Program Requirements (40-52 units)

Lower Division Requirements

*Replace with upper division units in Spanish if exempted by exam or assessment.

**Replace with upper division units in Spanish for students fluent in the Spanish Language.

Required Concentration Courses (18 units)

Students must select one (1) of the following required concentrations: Spanish for Professions; Traditional/Teaching

Optional Concentrations (12 units*)

Students can earn optional concentration in one of the following areas: Hispanic Literature and Film; Spanish Teaching

*Completing the Hispanic Literature and Film optional concentration requires the completion of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major.

Hispanic Literature and Film*

*Students can earn an optional concentration in Hispanic Literature and Film by completing the Hispanic Literature and Film certificate requirements. The Hispanic Literature and Film certificate is issued by the Office of the University Registrar upon student request and completion of these courses.

Subject Matter Preparation Program in Spanish

The Single Subject Matter Preparation (SSMP) Program in Spanish consists of approved Spanish courses selected to provide undergraduate students the academic background necessary to qualify them to teach Spanish courses in grades seven through twelve. To obtain a Single Subject Credential in Spanish the student must

  1. Obtain an undergraduate degree.
  2. Demonstrate subject competence in Spanish in one of two ways: Earn a passing score on a Spanish examination that has been adopted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing or complete a commission approved SSMP program. The SSMP Program from CBU is an approved CTC program.
  3. Complete a teaching credential program.

Students interested in the Subject Matter Preparation Program should contact their Faculty Advisor in the Spanish Department. Students seeking a teaching credential should contact the Teacher Education Credential Program within the School of Education. (Also see Preliminary Single Subject Credential  for the Professional Methods Program for Single Subject Credential Students.)

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