Lake Superior State University

Spanish: Bachelor of Arts

Program Description


Spanish is spoken by the third largest group of the world’s population today — 250 million people. The Spanish B.A. program at LSSU is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire Spanish language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The program will introduce Spanish majors to prominent historical, social and artistic developments of Spanish speaking countries.

Students successfully completing their Spanish major studies will improve their skills in critical reading, analytic writing, communication and linguistic awareness. In addition, they will develop understanding of, and appreciation for, diversity and cultural difference through immersion into the history, culture, and art of Spanish speaking countries.

The program will prepare students for the communicative and culturally aware use of the Spanish language in careers related to international relations, business, communication and cultural exchange. Students with a degree in Spanish will gain marketable linguistic skills to work in areas of public service with bilingual or Spanish speaking populations in the United States.

Available degrees (see specific degree requirements further down the page):



Degree Requirements


Bachelor of Arts Spanish

Spanish Degree Requirements (45 credits)

Required (20 credits)

Electives (9 credits must be at the 400 level) (25 credits)

  • LING403 Language Acquisition & Foreign Language Teaching 3
  • SPAN100 Special Topics 1-3
  • SPAN200 Special Topics 1-3
  • SPAN300 Special Topics 1-3
  • SPAN400 Special Topics 1-3
  • SPAN165 Spanish for Public Safety 4
  • SPAN301 Study Abroad 8
  • SPAN368 Selected Topics in Conversation 2
  • SPAN380 Survey of Spanish-American Literature I 3
  • SPAN381 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II 3
  • SPAN401 The Spanish Novel 3
  • SPAN402 The Spanish-American Novel 3
  • SPAN410 Spanish-American Civilization 3
  • SPAN411 Spanish Civilization 3
  • SPAN412 Hispanic Literature of the Southwest 3
  • SPAN490 Topics in Hispanic Literature 1-4
General Electives
  • COMM101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition II 3
  • HUMN251 Humanities I 4
  • Approved Humanities 3-4
  • Approved Social Science 6-8
  • Approved Social Science Diversity 3-4
  • Approved Natural Science 8
  • Approved Mathematics 3-5

Bachelor of Arts Requirement (8 credits)

One year of foreign language

 


Bachelor of Arts Spanish, Elementary Teaching

Spanish Degree Teaching Major (48 credits)

Directed Spanish Electives

Complete ONE course from each course-pair listed below (a total of three courses- 9 credits)

  • (A)SPAN380 Survey of Spanish-American Literature I 3
  • (A)SPAN381 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II 3
  • (B)SPAN401 The Spanish Novel 3
  • (B)SPAN402 The Spanish-American Novel 3
  • (C)SPAN410 Spanish-American Civilization 3
  • (C)SPAN411 Spanish Civilization 3

General Spanish Electives

Complete at least 15 ADDITIONAL semester credits from the directed electives or from the courses below:

  • LING403 Language Acquisition & Foreign Language Teaching 3
  • SPAN301 Study Abroad 8
  • SPAN368 Selected Topics in Conversation 2
  • SPAN412 Hispanic Literature of the Southwest 3
  • SPAN490 Topics in Hispanic Literature 1-4

Elementary Planned Program

  • MATH103 Num Syst & Problem Solving 4
  • MATH104 Geometry & Measurement 4
  • BIOL107 Field Biology 3
  • NSCI101 Conceptual physics 4
  • NSCI110 Chemistry in Society 4
  • NSCI102 Intro Geology 4
  • PSCI110 American Government 4
  • GEOG201 World Regional Geography 4
  • PSYC265 Child Adolescent Psychology 3

Select one history sequence 8 credits

  • ENGL222 English Grammar 3
  • ENGL335 Children’s Literature Classroom 3

Choose one literature class from the following:

  • ENGL180 Introduction Literary Studies 3
  • ENGL235 Survey Native Lit. N Am. 3
  • ENGL236 Literature Culture 3

General Education Requirements (36-42 credits)

  • ENGL110 First year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First year Composition II 3
  • COMM101 Fundamentals Speech 3
  • HUMN251 Humanities I 4
  • HUMN electives 3-4
  • Social Science electives 3-4
  • Social Science electives 3-4
  • Natural Science electives 4
  • Natural Science electives 4
  • Math elective 3-5
  • Diversity elective 3-4

Professional Education Requirements and Education Cognates - see Elementary Teaching

 

Bachelor of Arts Spanish, Secondary Teaching

Spanish Secondary Teaching (48 credits)

Directed Spanish Electives

Complete ONE course from each course-pair listed below (a total of three courses- 9 credits)

  • (A)SPAN380 Survey of Spanish-American Literature I 3
  • (A)SPAN381 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II 3
  • (B)SPAN401 The Spanish Novel 3
  • (B)SPAN402 The Spanish-American Novel 3
  • (C)SPAN410 Spanish-American Civilization 3
  • (C)SPAN411 Spanish Civilization 3

General Spanish Electives

Complete at least 15 ADDITIONAL semester credits from the directed electives or from the courses below:

  • LANG403 Language Acquisition & Foreign Language Teaching 3
  • SPAN301 Study Abroad 8
  • SPAN368 Selected Topics in Conversation 2
  • SPAN412 Hispanic Literature of the Southwest 3
  • SPAN490 Topics in Hispanic Literature 1-4

General Education Requirements (36-42)

  • ENGL110 First year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First year Composition II 3
  • COMM101 Fundamentals Speech 3
  • HUMN251 Humanities I 4
  • HUMN electives 3-4
  • Social Science electives 3-4
  • Social Science electives 3-4
  • Natural Science electives 4
  • Natural Science electives 4
  • Math elective 3-5
  • Diversity elective 3-4

Approved Teaching Minor (20 credits)

Professional Education Requirements and Education Cognates - see Secondary Teaching


Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.