Jun 28, 2022  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Spanish, B.A.


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The study of language, literature, and culture is central to a liberal arts education, one of the key disciplines in the humanities, and a vital component to developing skills that will be widely applicable in a dynamic, globalized world. Since the emergence of Jesuit education in the sixteenth century, the studia humanitatis have been at its heart. Like all humanities majors, Spanish challenges students to address pressing and enduring questions about the human condition. Humanities majors learn how to: ask insightful questions, think flexibly, and develop comfort with diverse approaches to new problems; conduct, synthesize, and interpret research; and communicate effectively. These habits lead to meaningful lives and fulfilling occupations after the university.

Spanish majors develop proficiency in the spoken and written language. The program supports the study, analysis, and critical interpretation of the cultures of the Hispanophone world. It prepares students to operate personally and professionally in a broad range of Spanish-speaking environments in the USA and internationally.

Virtually all Spanish majors combine  studies in language and culture with a second major or a related minor that align with personal or professional goals.  All language students should incorporate study abroad opportunities into their plans.

Our majors go on to use their skills in the classroom, the corporate and non-profit worlds, health professions, social services, and many other arenas. Undergraduates who wish to be licensed as teachers should consult with the department education coordinator and with the School of Education regarding specific requirements for language teacher licensure.

Requirements for the Spanish Major


Core Curriculum Requirements:


 See Undergraduate Core Curriculum 

Foreign Language:


  • Complete intermediate level proficiency (202 level).

 

Major Requirements:


  • Placement test to determine which lower division courses are required.
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade-point average must be attained in the major courses.

31 credit hours, as follows:


  • SPAN 202 - 3 hours (If a student tests into SPAN 300 and begins the major with SPAN 300 or SPAN 301, then the 9 hours of 400-498 applies)
  • SPAN 300 or 301 - 3 hours
  • SPAN 302-310 - 3 hours
  • SPAN 311-349 - 6 hours
  • SPAN 350-399 - 9 hours
  • SPAN 400-498 - 6 hours (9 hours if the student begins with SPAN 300 or SPAN 301)
  • SPAN 499 - 1 hour

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.A. Spanish


This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.  See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


  • SPANISH 201
  • PHILOSOPHY 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • ENGLISH 101: English Composition
  • Creative Perspective
  • First Year Seminar
  • CORE 101

Spring Semester


  • SPANISH 202
  • THEOLOGY 111: Theological Foundations
  • Mathematical Perspective
  • Historical Perspective
  • Scientific Perspective
  • CORE 102

Sophomore Year


  • SPANISH 300
  • Philosophical Perspective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Writing Intensive Elective

Fall Semester


  • SPANISH 300
  • Philosophical Perspective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Writing Intensive Elective

Spring Semester


  • SPANISH Elective
  • Theological Perspective
  • ENGLISH 205: Literature and Moral Imagination
  • General Elective
  • Oral Communications Elective

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • SPANISH Elective
  • SPANISH Elective
  • Quantitative Reasoning Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • General Elective

Spring Semester


  • SPANISH Elective
  • SPANISH Elective
  • E/RS Elective
  • General Elective
  • Diversity Elective

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • SPANISH Elective
  • SPANISH Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Spring Semester


  • SPANISH Elective
  • Senior Project
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

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