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Spanish B.A.

This plan of study is for students who wish to earn a B.A. degree in Spanish. It requires thirty six hours.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
SPA 131GLB/Elementary Spanish I3
SPA 132GLB/Elementary Spanish II3
SPA 231GLB/Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 232GLB/Intermediate Spanish II3
SPA 331GLB/Spanish Conv Oral Prof3
or SPA 333 GBL/Spa for Heritage Speakers
SPA 332Spanish Comp and Grammar3
or SPA 334 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
SPA 341Intro to Spanish Literature3
SPA 353Spanish Culture & Civil3
or SPA 354 GLB/Latin Am Culture & Civil
SPA 485GLB/SEMINAR IN SPANISH3
And 9 advanced hours from:9
GLB/LIT/HIST/SOC OF LAT AMER I
GLB/LIT/HIST AND SOC OF LAT AM
Methods for Teaching Spa
SURV OF EARLY SPA LIT 1300-170
SURV OF MOD SPA LIT 1700 TO PR
Special Topics
Required Minor
Minimum 18 hours required in the Minor18
Additional Electives Required
Electives required to meet minimum program hours24
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all Spanish courses required for this major. Twelve semester hours of Advanced (300-level or above) Spanish must be taken at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Secondary Teacher Certification

This plan of study is for students who wish to be certified to teach Spanish at the secondary level (grades 7-12). It requires 36 semester hours.

Required courses within this teaching field
Intermediate
SPA 131GLB/Elementary Spanish I3
SPA 132GLB/Elementary Spanish II3
SPA 231GLB/Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 232GLB/Intermediate Spanish II3
Advanced
SPA 331GLB/Spanish Conv Oral Prof3
or SPA 333 GBL/Spa for Heritage Speakers
SPA 332Spanish Comp and Grammar3
or SPA 334 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
Literature
SPA 341Intro to Spanish Literature3
SPA 475Methods for Teaching Spa3
SPA 485GLB/SEMINAR IN SPANISH3
Plus 9 sh from:9
Spanish Culture & Civil
GLB/Latin Am Culture & Civil
GLB/LIT/HIST/SOC OF LAT AMER I
GLB/LIT/HIST AND SOC OF LAT AM
SURV OF EARLY SPA LIT 1300-170
SURV OF MOD SPA LIT 1700 TO PR
Special Topics
Support courses
Theory
Teaching English as a Second Language
Linguistics
Language & Society
Total Hours36

Specialization in Bilingual for Interdisciplinary Studies Majors (for Elementary Teaching EC4)

Students desiring to teach in elementary school should consult the appropriate advisor in Elementary Education.

Requirements

Refer to the Department of Curriculum & Instruction section of this catalog.

SPA 131 - GLB/Elementary Spanish I
Hours: 3
(SPAN 1311) Pronunciation, elements of grammar, vocabulary, and conversation and composition based on situations in everyday life. Emphasis on the spoken language. Introduction to Spanish culture.

SPA 132 - GLB/Elementary Spanish II
Hours: 3
(SPAN 1312) A continuation of SPA 131 with emphasis on reading and comprehension and on the spoken language. Prerequisite: SPA 131 or approved placement or CLEP or consent of department head.

SPA 231 - GLB/Intermediate Spanish I
Hours: 3
(SPAN 2311) Review of language fundamentals and continuation of conversation and composition. Emphasis on pronunciation, listening, and reading skills. Study of Hispanic civilization. Prerequisites: SPA 131 and 132 or consent of the department head.

SPA 232 - GLB/Intermediate Spanish II
Hours: 3
(SPAN 2312) Introduction to Spanish prose, poetry, or drama, or to Spanish essays on scientific and technical topics. Expansion of vocabulary and syntactical analysis. Further development of reading comprehension. Prerequisite: SPA 231 or consent of department head.

SPA 331 - GLB/Spanish Conv Oral Prof
Hours: 3
Develops oral proficiency through discussion of contemporary issues in the Hispanic world. Special attention to fluency in spontaneous situations and to developing skills for oral use. Prerequisite: SPA 232 or consent of the department head.

SPA 332 - Spanish Comp and Grammar
Hours: 3
Spanish Composition and Grammar. Three semester hours. Written communication through creative expression as well as essays, stressing situations that challenge students to think and speak more creatively in Spanish. Development of self-correction techniques. Prerequisite: SPA 232.

SPA 333 - GBL/Spa for Heritage Speakers
Hours: 3
This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish who demonstrate, by taking the Spanish Placement Exam, the CLEP exam or special permission from a Spanish faculty member (or a combination thereof), an ability to comprehend and produce Spanish but who lack previous formal instruction in the language. Capitalizes upon students' existing language skills, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to read, write and communicate more effectively in the language. Special attention is given to building vocabulary and strengthening composition skills in Spanish. Taught exclusively in Spanish, and for heritage or native speakers only. For students majoring or minoring in Spanish or bilingual education, this course replaces the SPA 331 requirement. Prerequisite: SPA 232 or equivalent by exam.

SPA 334 - SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
Hours: 3
Spanish for Heritage Speakers II. Three semester hours. A continuation of SPA 333, consisting of a detailed study of advanced Spanish grammar with emphasis on written expression. Capitalizes upon students' existing language skills, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to read, write and communicate more effectively in the language. Exclusively for heritage or native speakers of Spanish. For heritage or native speakers majoring or minoring in Spanish or bilingual education, this course replaces SPA 332. Prerequisite: SPA 333 or permission of instructor.

SPA 335 - Adv Conversation & TOPT Prep
Hours: 3
Advanced Conversation and TOPT Preparation. Three semester hours. Spanish 335 is an advanced conversation course for students who need to improve their oral proficiency and/or who plan to take the TOPT to become certified in bilingual or Spanish education. The course fosters oral proficiency through learning scenarios designed to reflect contemporary issues in the Hispanic world and in the bilingual and Spanish classroom. Special attention to developing skills for the Texas Oral Proficiency Test. This course does not count toward the major or minor. Prerequisite: SPA 331 or permission of advisor.

SPA 341 - Intro to Spanish Literature
Hours: 3
Introduction to Spanish Literature. Three semester hours. An introduction to four genres of Spanish literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction prose. The course is designed to develop discriminating reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: SPA 332 or 334 or permission of instructor.

SPA 353 - Spanish Culture & Civil
Hours: 3
Spanish Culture and Civilization. Three semester hours. Explores the history, politics, social structures and traditions of Spain from the XII Century until today. Special emphasis on contemporary life in Spain and the relations with the Americas and the European Market. Prerequisite: SPA 232.

SPA 354 - GLB/Latin Am Culture & Civil
Hours: 3
Latin American Culture and Civilization. Three semester hours. Explores the history, politics, social structures and traditions of Latin America. Begins with the pre-Columbian civilizations and continues through independence movements and the Latin America of today. Prerequisite: SPA 232.

SPA 415 - Spanish Amer Lit
Hours: 3

SPA 428 - Span Amer Novel
Hours: 3

SPA 471 - GLB/LIT/HIST/SOC OF LAT AMER I
Hours: 3
Literature, history and society of Latin America I: From Pre-Columbian to Modernismo. Three semester hours. An introduction to the literature, history and society of Latin America from Pre- Columbian to Modernismo (1888). Readings will be from novels, poetry and drama about relevant historical and cultural events. Prerequisites: SPA 341 or permission of instructor.

SPA 472 - GLB/LIT/HIST AND SOC OF LAT AM
Hours: 3
GLB/Literature, history and society of Latin America, II: From Modernismo to the Present. Three semester hours. An introduction to the literature, history and society of Latin America from Modernismo to the present. Readings will be from novels, poetry and drama about relevant historical and cultural events. Prerequisites: SPA 341 or permission of instructor.

SPA 475 - Methods for Teaching Spa
Hours: 3
Methods for Teaching Spanish as a Second Language - Three semester hours This course is a practical introduction to second language acquisition theories, and familiarizes students with different methodologies specifically for the instruction of Spanish as a second language. Beginning with an overview of traditional and current foreign language teaching methods, the course focuses on current pedagogical trends. This class presents a number of techniques designed to develop students’ skills pursuant to language and learning theories, learning objectives, and the role of teachers and students. Students are made familiar with the components of effective teaching tools such as lesson planning, student needs analysis, class materials, and tools for assessment. A large part of the course consists of hands-on activities, discussions, and practical applications to promote meaningful and active learning. Pre-requisites : SPA 232

SPA 481 - SURV OF EARLY SPA LIT 1300-170
Hours: 3
Survey of Early Spanish Literature (1300-1700). Three semester hours. An introduction to Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque literature in Spain. Students will ready selections from novels, poetry, and dramatic works and will study relevant historical and cultural events. Prerequisites: SPA 341 or permission of instructor.

SPA 482 - SURV OF MOD SPA LIT 1700 TO PR
Hours: 3
Survey of Modern Spanish Literature (1700 to the present). Three semester hours. An introduction to Neoclassical, Romantic, Realist, and Contemporary literature in Spain. Students will ready selections from novels, poetry, and dramatic works and will study relevant historical and cultural events. Prerequisites: SPA 341 or permission of instructor.

SPA 485 - GLB/SEMINAR IN SPANISH
Hours: 3
GLB/Literature, history and society of Latin America, II: From Modernismo to the Present. Three semester hours. An introduction to the literature, history and society of Latin America from Modernismo to the present. Readings will be from novels, poetry and drama about relevant historical and cultural events. Prerequisites: SPA 341 or permission of instructor.

SPA 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

SPA 490 - Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
Honors Thesis. Three semester hours.

SPA 491 - H Independent Honors Rdgs
Hours: 3
Individual Honors Readings. Three semester hours.

SPA 495 - Internship
Hours: 3
Internship. Three credit hours. Approved work experience in a professional organization. Supervision under the guidance of a practicing professional and departmental faculty member. Prerequisite: Junior standing and approval of the department head. May be repeated once when the internship organization changes.

SPA 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.