SPANISH         

Chair: Laura Hunt

Laura_Hunt@georgetowncollege.edu

Foundations and Core Requirement:

Students are strongly encouraged to begin their language sequence as early as possible in their college career, and must demonstrate language proficiency through the 201 level.  Students with two years or more of Spanish at the high school level (level II or higher) desiring to continue in Spanish must take the placement test in order to determine placement in SPA115, 102, 201 or above. Instructions for completing the online placement test can be found on the department web page at www.georgetowncollege.edu/MCLC/languagerequirement. SPA 101 is available for beginners in Spanish with fewer than two years or more (level II or higher) of high school Spanish.

A student can demonstrate proficiency in Spanish by passing Spanish 201, passing Spanish 230, or by passing a departmental 201 proficiency exam. The online Spanish placement test is intended to establish a student’s appropriate class level, but is not a measure of proficiency.  Students for whom English is a second language and/or who are heritage speakers should contact the chair of the Department of World Languages as they are potentially eligible for an exemption from the world language requirement in the Foundations and Core program.

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.

Professional Spanish (Corollary) Major

The Professional Spanish (Corollary) major is communication-skill oriented to complement any other major (except Spanish) and is only offered as a second major. It may be of particular interest to students of business, criminal justice, medicine, and the legal field. Twenty-four hours required, including CLC 319 Foundations in Culture and 21 hours in Spanish above SPA 102/115 to include the following: SPA 230, SPA 355 Spanish for the Professions, SPA 357 Business Spanish, SPA 314 Latino Civilization and Culture, SPA 353 Introduction to Translation and Interpretation; Internship (MCLC 360) is strongly recommended and will count toward the major. Professional Spanish Majors are expected to reach the Intermediate-High Level in accordance with ACTFL guidelines, B2.1. CEF.

 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)

*updated 10/2016