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2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

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Spanish

Spanish


Spanish Minor

Policy
  • Courses in literature and culture must be taken in two of the three areas of the Spanish-speaking world – Spain (Peninsular), Latin America, U.S. Hispanic. A demonstrated proficiency at the Advanced level in listening, reading, and writing as evidenced through department assessment. A demonstrated cultural knowledge in two of the three areas of the Spanish-speaking world as evidenced through department assessment.
  • A period of residency of at least one month in a country where the target language is spoken is required for Spanish majors and for teaching certification in the major and the minor. Up to 32 credits from an approved study abroad program may be transferred in to meet degree requirements for both the teaching and non-teaching majors and up to six credits for the teaching and non-teaching minor.
  • See the School of Education Web page for teacher education policy.http://www.viterbo.edu/academics/education/Undergraduate_Programs/Undergraduate_Education.aspx
  • The requirements below must be met before student teaching
    • Courses in literature and culture must be taken in two of the three areas of the Spanish-speaking world – Spain (Peninsular), Latin America, U.S. Hispanic.
    • A proficiency level of Intermediate–High in speaking assessed through a standardized oral exam (Oral Proficiency Interview)
    • A demonstrated cultural knowledge in two of the three areas of the Spanish-speaking world as evidenced through department assessment.  

Spanish Major (Bachelor of Arts)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirements (43 credits) – SPAN 305, 306, 340, 405, 406, nine credits from SPAN 307, 310, 312, 336, 410, nine credits from SPAN 308, 314, 316, 318, 10 credits of SPAN, a proficiency level of Intermediate-High in speaking assessed through a standardized oral exam (Oral-Proficiency Interview)
  • School of Humanities requirement – a minor, a year of language study, or study abroad experience (see degree requirement section of this catalog for details)
  • Bachelor of Arts requirement – a minimum of three classes (nine credits minimum) of world language in preferably one, but not more than two languages
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.  

Spanish, Early Childhood through Adolescence, Education Major (Bachelor of Arts)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
    Education majors are required to take specific core courses to satisfy DPI licensure requirements. Students may take any course fulfilling the core curriculum requirement categories, with the exception of specific courses in the categories following: oral communication – EDUC 255; historical analysis – HIST 101, 102, 106, 111, or 112; scientific reasoning in the natural sciences – ENVS 101 and CHEM 101 or ESCI 103 or PHYS 102; theological inquiry – RLST 160 or 342; integrating faith and practice – RLST 433
  • Major requirements (43 credits) – SPAN 305, 306, 340, 405, 406, 415, 416, nine credits from SPAN 307, 310, 312, 336, 410, nine credits from SPAN 308, 314, 316, 318, six credits of SPAN
  • Education requirements (28-35 credits) – EDUC 150, 215, 255, 306, 316, 330, 335, 390, 463, 482
  • School of Humanities requirement – a minor, a year of language study, or study abroad experience (see degree requirement section of this catalog for details)
  • Bachelor of Arts requirement – a minimum of three classes (nine credits minimum) of world language in preferably one, but not more than two languages
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.  

Viterbo University Three + One Program for Spanish Majors

This accelerated degree program provides an opportunity for outstanding, highly motivated students to complete their Bachelor of Arts degree in history in three years, followed by one year of graduate work leading to a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Arts in Servant Leadership. Students may earn a minor, with their B.A. degree, in accounting, business administration, marketing, or servant leadership to prepare for the master’s program.

 

Admission criteria:

  • a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • a ranking within the top third of the high school class
  • a minimum ACT score of 24
  • a minimum of six credits of college level work earned through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or the Diocesan High School College Credit Program
  • an intent to declare a major in Spanish