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Spanish Education Certification
Education

Spanish (PK-12)

The Spanish major requires ten courses (above SPAN 105)

Introductory Courses

  • SPAN 110 Introductory Spanish III (fulfills F3) OR 
  • SPAN 111 Conversational Spanish for Health Professionals (fulfills F3)
  • SPAN 120 Intermediate Spanish: Spain, Crossroads of Civilizations (fulfills F3)
  • SPAN 125 Spanish for Heritage Speakers (fall only, fulfills F3)
  • SPAN 210 Intro. Hispanic Lit. & Cultures: Islamic Spain- Colonial Period (fall)
  • SPAN 215 Intro. Hispanic Lit. & Cultures: Enlightenment - Pres. Latin Am. (spring)

​One or two courses at the 200 level above 215

  • SPAN 241 Introduction to Literature of Spain & Latin America
  • SPAN 243 Introduction to Hispanic Literature in the U.S.
  • SPAN 255 From Macondo to McOndo SPAN
  • 256 Reel Images: Spanish Cinema from Buñuel to Almódovar
  • SPAN 2XX Translation
  • SPAN 2XX Cuban Literature and New Media

Two courses at the 300 level

  • SPAN 330 Spanish Literature into Film
  • SPAN342 Love and Jealousy from Cervantes to Almodóvar
  • SPAN 345 Agency, Citizenship and Identity in the Southern Cone 
  • SPAN 348 Central American Literature: Rebirth through Contemporary Voices
  • SPAN 354 Emblems and Visual Culture in Early Modern Spain
  • SPAN 355 Latin-American Literary Movements
  • SPAN 356 Caribbean Literature: Space and Narrative
  • SPAN 357 Monsters and Madmen
  • SPAN 358 Latin American Popular Culture and Tradition
  • SPAN 360 20th-Century Peninsular Literature
  • SPAN 362 Linguistic Varieties in the Spanish-Speaking World

One of these must be taken at the University in the senior year.

Study Abroad

All students majoring in Spanish will be required to study abroad for a minimum of one semester (taking three courses minimum) in a country where Spanish is the principal language. Courses taken during study abroad must be approved by the department prior to the student’s registration for the program. Students may also take an Internship while abroad.

The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Requirement

All non-native speakers of Spanish, who are candidates for secondary teacher certification are required to pass the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) with a minimum grade of Intermediate High in order to be recommended by the Modern Language & Literatures Department for student teaching.