SPANISH         

Chair: Laura Hunt

Laura_Hunt@georgetowncollege.edu

Program Coordinator: Adela Borrallo-Solis                             

Adela_Borrallo-Solis@georgetowncollege.edu

Note:

  • Please be certain to check placement requirements
  • 201 can satisfy both General Education requirements and major/minor requirements for French, German, and Spanish

Students with two years of high school Spanish (level II or higher) desiring to continue in Spanish must take the Spanish placement test in order to determine placement in SPA 115, SPA 102, 201, or above.  Students with fewer than two years of high school with no previous knowledge of Spanish may register for Spanish 101.  SPA 101 credit will not be given to students who have completed two years or more (level II or higher) of high school Spanish.

Students who have successfully completed 200 level courses will not be allowed to take 100 level courses; nor will students who have successfully completed 300 or 400 level courses be allowed to take 100 level courses or SPA 201.  Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the department chair.  (This policy applies to students who have taken language courses at Georgetown or another college or university.)

Major

(B.A. degree) A total of thirty-three semester hours required in Spanish above SPA 115 or 102 to include the following: SPA 230, SPA 235, plus 24 hours at the 300 or 400 level, 3 hours of which must be a 400 level literature or topics course taken at Georgetown College.  Credits for approved internships in MCLC 360 may count toward the major.  Majors are expected to reach the Advanced-Mid Level in accordance with ACTFL guidelines, B2.1.2 CEF.

Major Leading to Teacher Certification

Thirty-six hours required above the 102/115 level to include the following: SPA 230, SPA 235, SPA 310, SPA 312, SPA 402, and a minimum of 18 hours at the 300 or 400 level, three hours of which must be a 400-level literature or topics course.  Those seeking certification in teaching are expected to reach an Advanced-Mid Level in accordance with ACTFL guidelines, B2.2.1.2 in accordance with CEF.

All prospective majors who start with 101 are encouraged to study abroad in order to complete the program in four years.

 Minor

A total of eighteen semester hours required above SPA 102. Minors are expected to reach an Intermediate High level in accordance with ACTFL guidelines, B2.1 in accordance with CEF.

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

First Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
**SPA 102 or 115**SPA 201

Second Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
SPA 230SPA  235

Third Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
SPA Elective (300 level)SPA Elective (300 level)
SPA Elective (300 level)SPA Elective (300 level)

Fourth Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
SPA Elective (300 level)SPA Elective (300 level)
SPA Elective (300 level)
SPA 402 (Teaching majors only)SPA 400 level Elective (3 hours lite   rature/topics seminar block)
*SPA 115 is an intensive review of the fundamentals of Spanish designed for students who have already developed a basic command of the language but are not fully prepared for SPA 102** Denotes courses that meet the General Education requirementSPA 201 is a prerequisite for SPA 230, 235 or shown proficiencySPA 230 and 235 are prerequisites for any 300-level course, or must receive instructor’s permission

 

*updated 10/2014