Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.


City Study Experience (Abroad) (SHU 325)

Taking place in an urban area in Canada or Western Europe, this course uses the city — its people, popular and cultural material, public art, neighborhoods, and amenities — as the subject for study. Students expand their boundaries as individuals and move toward accepting responsibility as global citizens. They become sensitive to cultural difference and appreciate the cultural and social forces that shape the lives of those who share their planet. Repeatable for credit. Satisfies the Global Perspectives requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum if taken for 3 credits. Permission required. 1-3 credits. Fee.

City Study Experience (SHU 326)

Taking place in an urban area outside the United States, but in Western Europe or another North American country, this course uses the city — its people, popular and cultural material, public art, neighborhoods, and amenities — as the subject for study. Students will expand their boundaries as individuals and move toward accepting responsibility as global citizens. They will become sensitive to cultural difference and appreciate the cultural and social forces that shape the lives of those who share their planet. Satisfies the Western Cultures I requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum if taken for 3 credits. Repeatable for credit. Permission required. 1-3 credits. Fee.

Intermed.Span.Language & Culture (SSP 205)

Students express themselves orally and in writing, read authentic sources, and interact with native speech at the intermediate level. Requires laboratory-supported practice. Prerequisite: SSP105 or minimum 3-4 years of high school Spanish. Satisfies the Language Study requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall semester. Taught in Spanish. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Conversational Medical Spanish (SSP 215)

This course for health care professionals focuses on developing basic conservational skills related to healthcare in Spanish. It is designed to provide vocabulary development, cultural insights, pronunciation, and conversational practice related to common medical encounters. Students explore Spanish usage for clinical settings such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, dental offices, counseling centers, dietetics centers, and pharmacies. Prerequisite: SSP105 or 3-4 years of high school Spanish. Satisfies the Language Study requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Offered fall semester, even-numbered years, and spring semester, odd-numbered years. 3 credits. Fee.

Conversation and Phonetics (SSP 245)

Students lead and participate in topical discussions in order to develop listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills. Students also study articulatory phonetics with an emphasis on both theory and practical applications for non-native speakers of Spanish. Prerequisite: SSP105 or SSP205, or minimum 3-4 years of high school Spanish (level to be approved by the instructor). Spring semester. Taught in Spanish. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Topics in Spanish Usage (SSP 250)

An advanced course in Spanish grammar which provides students with a strong background for communication in upper level Spanish courses. The focus is on continued mastery of the most difficult points of Spanish grammar, and students analyze linguistic norms as communicative tools. Writing Intensive course. Prerequisite: SSP245 or minimum 3-4 years of high school Spanish (level to be approved by the instructor). Fall semester, odd-numbered years. Taught in Spanish. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Topics in Culture (SSP 320)

Designed to analyze cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Topics vary, and the curriculum includes diverse cultural texts from many different periods. Prerequisite: SSP245. Fall semester, even-numbered years. Repeatable for credit. Taught in Spanish. 3 credits.

Topics in Latin American Literature (SSP 330)

Addresses literary trends within the field of Latin American literature. Reading selections include a variety of literary genres as well as critical texts. These contextualize issues such as identity, gender, social class, and race across different national communities. Prerequisite: SSP245. Taught in Spanish. Spring semester, even-numbered years. Repeatable for credit. 3 credits.

Latin American Lit in Translation (SSP 333)

An introduction to literary trends within Latin American literature available in translation. Readings include theoretical and historical works that lend pertinent contextual information. Taught in English. Satisfies the Global Perspectives requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall semester, even-numbered years. 3 credits.

Topics in Peninsular Literature (SSP 335)

Explores the complexity of Spain and Spanish literature through discussion of important literary texts. Topics vary. Reading selections include a variety of literary genres as well as critical texts. Prerequisite: SSP245. Fall semester, odd-numbered years. Taught in Spanish. Repeatable for credit. 3 credits.

Senior Capstone:Spanish in Action (SSP 360)

This is the culminating course for all Spanish majors. The course includes the creation of a Spanish portfolio as well as a research project and presentation done in an area related to the student’s specific career goals and interests. Topics are arranged between students and the instructor. This course includes the creation of a Spanish portfolio, proficiency test, research project, and presentation done in an area related to the student’s specific career goals and interests. Prerequisite: 6 credits Spanish courses at the 300 level. Spring semester. Taught in Spanish. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Spanish Speaking World:Civilization (SSP 375)

Examines the history and culture of contemporary Spanish speaking societies. The course analyzes the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the people who have populated Spain and Latin America from prehistoric and pre-Colombian times to the present. Prerequisite: SSP245, or minimum 3-4 years of high school Spanish (level to be approved by the instructor). Spring semester, odd-numbered years. Taught in Spanish. 3 credits.

Span.Study in Spain & Latin America (SSP 411)

This travel course provides Spanish study abroad and is open to students in J-term or M-term. It develops comprehension and communicative skills within the local culture using conversational approach, daily oral practice, and proficiency-oriented activities in small classrooms and authentic local contexts. J-term or M-term. Repeatable for credit. Variable credit. Satisfies Language Study requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum if taken for 3 credits. Fee.

Field Work (SSP 420)

Applied work in Spanish for majors and minors. Work is supervised and evaluated. Permission required. Variable credit.

Internship (SSP 430)

By arrangement with instructor. Permission required. Repeatable for credit. Variable credit.

View courses and full requirements for this program in the current course catalog.

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