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Spanish Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 36+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

SPAN 275

Spanish Skills Review (3) PR: SPAN 202

SPAN 313

Spanish Composition (3) PR: SPAN 275

AND

 

SPAN 314*

Spanish Conversation (3) PR: SPAN 275

OR

 

SPAN 350

Intensive Conversation and Composition (6) PR: SPAN 275

SPAN 320

Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature (3) PR: SPAN 313 and one of the following: SPAN 312, 314, 328; or SPAN 350; or instructor permission

SPAN 333

Topics in Hispanic Cultures (3) PR: SPAN 313 and one of the following: 312, 314, 317, 328; or SPAN 350. Department chair permission required.

SPAN 344

Advanced Grammar and Lexicon (3) PR: SPAN 313 and one of the following: SPAN 312, 314, 328; or SPAN 350; or instructor permission

SPAN 381

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3) PR: SPAN 313 and one of the following: SPAN 312, 314, 328; or SPAN 350; or instructor permission

Note: *SPAN 328 Spanish Language Study Abroad or SPAN 312 Spanish as a Heritage Language may also be used to satisfy the Spanish 314 requirement.

Two courses selected from:

SPAN 361

Survey of Spanish Literature I (3) PR: SPAN 320 or instructor permission

SPAN 362

Survey of Spanish Literature II (3) PR: SPAN 320 or instructor permission

SPAN 371

Survey of Spanish-American Literature I (3) PR: SPAN 320 or instructor permission

SPAN 372

Survey of Spanish-American Literature II (3) PR: SPAN 320 or instructor permission

Three courses totaling 9 credit hours at the 400-level including at least one course in literature and one in linguistics:

SPAN 400-level Literature (at least one):

SPAN 451

18th and 19th Century Spanish Literature (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 452

20th Century Spanish Literature (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 453

Don Quijote de la Mancha (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 454

Contemporary Spanish-American Poetry (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 455

Contemporary Spanish-American Fiction (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 456

Contemporary Spanish-American Theatre (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 457

Early Colonial Spanish-American Texts (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 458

Contemporary Hispanic-Caribbean Theatre (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 459

Chicano/a Literature (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 473

The Golden Age (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 474

Contemporary Spanish Theatre (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 475

Medieval Literature of the Iberian Peninsula (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 490

Seminar: Special Topics in Hispanic Literature (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 496

Directed Reading (1-3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 400-level Linguistics (at least one):

SPAN 443

Morphology and Syntax (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 445

Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 446

History of the Spanish Language (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 447

Spanish Dialectology (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 448

Spanish Sociolinguistics (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 491

Special Topics in Language Studies (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 498

Independent Study (1-3) PR: The topic must be verified by the department chair as Linguistics, one 300-level Spanish class in Linguistics and instructor permission.

SPAN 400-level Electives:

SPAN 443

Morphology and Syntax (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 445

Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 446

History of the Spanish Language (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 447

Spanish Dialectology (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 448

Spanish Sociolinguistics (3) PR: SPAN 381 or instructor permission

SPAN 451

18th and 19th Century Spanish Literature (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 452

20th Century Spanish Literature (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 453

Don Quijote de la Mancha (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 454

Contemporary Spanish-American Poetry (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 455

Contemporary Spanish-American Fiction (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 456

Contemporary Spanish-American Theatre (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 457

Early Colonial Spanish-American Texts (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 458

Contemporary Hispanic-Caribbean Theatre (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission))

SPAN 459

Chicano/a Literature (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 473

The Golden Age (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 474

Contemporary Spanish Theatre (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 475

Medieval Literature of the Iberian Peninsula (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 490

Seminar: Special Topics in Hispanic Literature (3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 491

Special Topics in Language Studies (3) PR: SPAN 381; or instructor permission

SPAN 496

Directed Reading (1-3) PR: SPAN 320 and an additional 300-level literature course (SPAN 361, 362, 371 or 372; 390 may also be an option if the topic is literature; or instructor permission)

SPAN 498

Independent Study (1-3) PR: One 300-level Spanish class and instructor permission.

SPAN 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: One 400-level Spanish class in the field of study and instructor permission

Notes:

  • Majors in Spanish are required to take a proficiency exam during their last year prior to graduation. Information about the nature of the exam and the schedule for each semester is available in the department and on its website.

Spanish Teacher Education Program (Grades PK-12)

Students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must complete both the Spanish major and the Foreign Language Education major requirements. See the School of Education, Health and Human Performance section of this catalog for a listing of the required foreign language education major courses.

After declaration of a major in Spanish, students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must meet with the director of licensure and clinical practice, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 843-953-5613. Students must take EDFS 201 during their sophomore year and apply for acceptance into this program no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. In addition to meeting with an assigned advisor in Spanish, candidates in all languages must meet with Dr. Shawn Morrison, 404 J.C. Long Building, morrisonsh@cofc.edu, for additional information as soon as possible. Requirements include:

  • admission to and successful completion of the approved Teacher Education Program
  • passing score on PRAXIS II World Language Test in Spanish
  • a passing score on the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching Test
  • a rating of Advanced Low in Spanish on the official OPI test
  • and the successful completion of the content major in Spanish, with its specific GPA requirements (see below).

In order to be admitted to the Clinical Internship (EDFS 460), candidates must have met the following requirements:

  • Completion of all Spanish course requirements for the Spanish major in Education.
  • 3.00 GPA in Spanish courses
  • 3.00 GPA in EDFS courses
  • 2.60 overall GPA

When declaring teacher licensure in Spanish through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select "Declare or Add a Major" and then "Foreign Language Education" from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the Spanish major and follow the on-screen instructions.