Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

Spanish (SPA) with a concentration in International Studies and Business (ISB)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 16.0905

College of Arts & Sciences

http://languages.usf.edu/undergraduate/spanish/

Major Description

Spanish includes the study of Hispanic culture, emphasizing how cultural values develop and are communicated through the arts and within the many cultures comprising the Hispanic world (Europe and Latin America). It explores the complex interconnections between visual arts, music, literature, material culture, social structures, and ideas in Spanish. The objective of the program is to provide students with knowledge of the Hispanic as well of their global cultural heritage and its meanings, and to prepare students for a myriad of career options in education, communication, tourism, the medical fields, the government, and the business world. Often students who seek a degree in Spanish combine it with another degree program, such as international business or education. However, a Spanish degree does not have to be combined with another degree to lead to a good career, given the fact that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the World and that Hispanics are the second largest minorities in the U.S. A Spanish major is especially useful/necessary in Florida. The Spanish program at WLE is geared towards effectively preparing our majors for the local and national/international job market welcoming bilingual candidates.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer without an A.A. degree and have fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

To complete a major in Spanish, students should demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level within the target language. This may be accomplished by completing 6-12 hours within the language or by demonstrated competency at the intermediate level. If this coursework (or associated competency) is not completed at a Florida College System institution, it must be completed before the degree is granted. A grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade.

Total Major Hours: 33 Hours

Major Core Courses - 21 Hours

  • Language (6 hours)
  • Literature (9 hours)
    • SPW 3030 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies
    • SPW 4100 Survey of Spanish Literature I or SPW 4101 Survey of Spanish Literature II
    • SPW 4130 Survey of Spanish-American Literature I. or SPW 4131 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II
  • Civilization (6 hours)

Major Elective Courses - 12 Hours

Select 12 hours in 3000-, 4000- or 5000-level SPN or SPW courses and may include one course (three-credit hours) of Spanish/Spanish American Literature in translation. Two of these electives must be at the 4000-level. All electives must be approved by a department advisor prior to enrollment.

*SPN 3300 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition may be substituted for native speakers with SPN 2340 Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers I or SPN 2341 Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers II.

Concentration Core Courses - 45 Hours

  • Required courses in Spanish for the major (18 credit hours)
    • SPN 3300 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition
    • SPN 3440 Spanish for Business and International Trade I
    • SPN 3441 Spanish for Business and International Trade II
    • *SPN 4301 Expository Writing
    • SPN 4410 Advanced Conversation
    • SPN 3500 Spanish Civilization
    • SPN 3520 Spanish-American Civilization

    *SPN 3300 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition is the prerequisite SPN 4301 Expository Writing. SPN 3300 may be substituted for native speakers with SPN 2340 Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers I or SPN 2341 Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers II.

  • Required courses in International Studies (9 credit hours):
    • CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    • CPO 4930 Comparative Government & Politics of Select Areas
    • INR 1015 World Perspective
  • Required courses in Business (18 credit hours):

Concentration Elective Courses - 18 Hours

  • Supporting courses in Spanish required for the major (6 credit hours):
    • SPN 2340 Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers I
    • SPN 2341 Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers II
    • SPN 4700 Spanish Linguistics
    • SPW 3030 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies
    • SPW 4100 Survey of Spanish Literature I
    • SPW 4101 Survey of Spanish Literature II
    • SPW 4130 Survey of Spanish-American Literature I
    • SPW 4131 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II
    • SPW XXXX Any SPW Course
  • Supporting courses in Business (6 credit hours):
    • Choose any two (2) upper-level International Business courses.
  • Required overseas study courses and/or area studies courses (6 credit hours):
    • Select six (6) overseas study credit hours or three (3) credit hours overseas study plus three (3) credit hours area studies courses planned with an advisor.
Optional Area of Specialization
International Studies (Latin America) with a Language (Spanish) & Business Concentration
  • Required International Studies courses (15 credit hours):
    • CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    • CPO 4930 Comparative Government & Politics of Select Areas
    • INR 1015 World Perspective
    • INR 2002 Introduction to International Relations
    • INR 3038 International Wealth and Power
  • International Studies electives (3 credit hours)
  • Required courses in Spanish (12 credit hours):
  • Required courses in Business (18 credit hours):
  • Supporting courses in Business (6 credit hours):
    • Choose any two (2) upper-level International Business courses.
  • Required overseas study courses and/or area studies courses (9 credit hours):
    • Select three (3) overseas study credit hours or three (3) credit hours overseas study plus six (6) credit hours area studies courses planned with an advisor (2 courses from International Studies or other departments).

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