Dec 08, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish (B.A.)


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Program: B.A.
Department of International Language and Culture Studies  
College of Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Building 267 ~ 260-481-6836


For details on pursuing a secondary education second degree (BSEd) to teach Spanish in middle school/high school, click on the links to the Secondary Education - Second Degree  Program and the School of Education page in this catalog.  Note:  The BSEd as a second degree in these programs cannot be earned without completion of the bachelor’s degree in the content area from the College of Liberal Arts.  See Program Requirements below for a link to the Secondary Education - Second Degree 4-Year Plan. 


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this degree, students will have:

  • acquired a broad foundation in language, literature, and culture in preparation for graduate studies or for a career where proficiency in a foreign language and international perspectives are important assets
  • achieved the ACTFL intermediate-high level in speaking and demonstrated the ability to recognize and analyze grammatical and usage errors in own and others’ writing
  • developed an increased understanding of what it means to belong to a culture and awareness of how culture affects other interconnected issues of identity
  • demonstrated the ability to think critically about these issues and how they shape intercultural communication

Program Delivery:

  • This program is available on-campus

Declaring this Major:

General Requirements:


To earn the B.A. with a major in Spanish, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above.

Program Requirements:


 Spanish (B.A.) 4-Year Plan :

  • A grade of C- or higher in all department courses required for the major and an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher in all courses required for the major. 

Spanish (B.A.) with Secondary Education 4-Year Plan :

 

PFW General Education Requirements: Credits 33


  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements link above for details.
  • Some majors may require particular General Education courses as specified in their program description.  Up to six credits of approved General Education courses satisfying requirements in Areas A and B, and three credits satisfying requirements in Area C, may originate in the major.  A grade of C- or higher in each course, and an overall GPA of 2.0 is required to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements.

College of Liberal Arts Course Requirements


Click on the PFW College of Liberal Arts link above for detailed information on college requirements.

Introduction to the Liberal Arts: Credits 3


Thematic Requirements: Credits 15


Students will take one course in each of these five areas to ensure that they have an opportunity to deepen their traditional liberal arts education while also preparing for a culturally diverse, technologically advanced, and increasingly globalized and complex world:

  1. Gender, Sexuality, Race, and/or Ethnicity:  Credits 3
  2. Conflict and Cooperation:  Credits 3
  3. Institutions and Behavior:  Credits 3
  4. Regional/Geographic Study:  Credits 3
  5. Digital Humanities/Public Humanities:  Credits 3
  • A single course may not be used to fulfill more than one of the five thematic requirements. 
  • Courses taken to fulfill the five thematic requirements must come from courses offered under at least three different course prefixes.
  • At least one course must come from the list of courses approved as dealing exclusively or primarily with a Non-Western culture or cultures.

List of Courses for the COLA Thematic Requirements 

Spanish Linguistics: Credits 3


One course in Spanish linguistics at the 400xx level

Peninsular Literature: Credits 3


One course in Peninsular literature at the 400xx level

Spanish-American Literature: Credits 3


One course in Spanish-American literature at the 400xx level

Spanish Culture: Credits 3


One course in Spanish, Spanish-American, or Hispanic Culture at the 400xx level

Additional Required Courses: Credits 6


Choose an additional six credits at the 400xx level from the following categories:

  • Spanish, Spanish-American, or Latino culture
  • Spanish language
  • Peninsular or Spanish-American literature

General Electives


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120

Total Credits: 120


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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