SPANISH


Division of Language & Literature
Kevin J. Koch, Ph.D., Chair

Placement Guidelines for Spanish
Students new to Loras with previous study of Spanish who are interested in Spanish must take the placement exam before registering for any course. The Admissions office will provide new first year and transfer students with the placement exam information prior to orientation and registration. Current students should contact the Spanish professor of the course in which they are interested to make arrangements to take the placement exam prior to registering for it.

Study Away Programs
Study in another country is a vital component of the language student’s college experience. There are many opportunities for Loras students to study outside the U.S. for a semester, a summer or a full academic year. Such study greatly enhances a student’s skills in the target language and brings the student into direct contact with another country’s culture(s). Modern Languages and Cultures Program strongly encourages its students to participate in such programs. To apply courses taken in a study away program to the major or the minor, students must obtain PRIOR written approval from the chair of the Division, and must receive approval from the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Center for Experiential Learning. Students may not apply more than 12 of the 30 credits for the major, nor more than 6 of the 18 credits for the minor, from courses taken off campus.

Requirements for the major in Spanish (B.A.):
Students must obtain a final course grade of C or better in each core sequence course of L.SPA-210, L.SPA-220, L.SPA-270, L.SPA-280 and satisfy all prerequisites in order to proceed through the sequence. Depending on placement, students may begin the major at any point in the following Spanish course sequence as long as they satisfy all prerequisites, but must complete equivalent credits if placed above L.SPA-210. Only one L.SPW course or equivalent may be applied to the major. Only one L.SPA or L.SPW course offered in English (or one equivalent course from study away or transfer credits) may be applied to the major. No more than 12 credits from Study Away and/or transfer credits may be applied to the major.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.SPA-210: Intermediate Spanish I 3
2   L.SPA-220: Intermediate Spanish II 3
3   L.SPA-270: Advanced Communicative Modes 3
4   L.SPA-280: Critical Analysis 3
Select one from Req 5
5   L.SPA-350: El Mundo Hispano 3
5   L.SPA-360: Major Writers 3
Select one from Req 6
6   L.SPA-450: Topics in Culture and Civilization 3
6   L.SPA-460: Themes in Literature 3
7   Elective: One additional L.SPA 200 or above 3
8   Elective: One additional L.SPA 200 or above, or one L.SPW course 3
9   Elective: One additional L.SPA 400 or above 3
10   L.SPA-490: Senior Seminar & Portfolio-PJ 3
30 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Spanish:

Students must obtain a final course grade of C or better in core sequence courses that are applied to the minor (L.SPA-210, L.SPA-220, L.SPA-270, L.SPA-280). Depending on placement, students may begin the minor at any point in the Spanish course sequence as long as they satisfy all prerequisites, but must make up the credit if placed past L.SPA-110. Only two L.SPA or L.SPW courses offered in English may be applied to the minor. No more than 6 credits from Study Away and/or transfer credits may be applied to the minor. Students should declare a minor before more than half the minor credits have been completed.
Req Course Cr's
1   Elective: One L.SPA course 3
2   Elective: One L.SPA course 3
3   Elective: One L.SPA course 3
4   Elective: One L.SPA course 3
5   Elective: One L.SPA course 3
6   Elective: One L.SPA or L.SPW course 3
18 total required credits

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