Dec 10, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish (B.A.)


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Andrea Meador Smith, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies; Chair, Department of Languages and Cultural Studies
Henkel Hall, Room 217, (540) 542-6526, [email protected]

The major in Spanish is intended for students interested in teaching, international business, diplomacy, the travel industry, social work, foreign missions, graduate school or work in volunteer agencies such as the Peace Corps or Doctors without Borders. A Spanish major or minor is also a valuable complement to other majors such as Global Studies, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Biology, Business or Public Health. The Spanish program offers a major, a minor and an interpreting certificate. A distinguishing feature of the program is the requirement that all majors do internships working among Hispanic populations in the Winchester-Frederick County community. In addition, all students are encouraged to study abroad. The program has been designed to help students develop their ability to communicate in Spanish (at the advanced level for majors, intermediate high level for minors); gain knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultures in Spain, Latin America and the United States; develop insights into the nature of language and culture; and participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world, in accordance with the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages’ World-Readiness Standards.

Six credits of internship selected from the following courses:


Total: 39 credits


Spanish majors are also encouraged to have competence in a third language through the intermediate level (that is, in addition to English and Spanish). The third language competency may be achieved by a combination of prior coursework, qualifying examination and/or study at Shenandoah.

Course Map


1st year - Fall


Total: 15 credits


1st year – Spring


Total: 15-16 credits


2nd year – Fall


Total: 16 credits


2nd year – Spring


Total: 16 credits


3rd year – Fall


  • SPAN Elective Credit(s): 3
  • SPAN Elective Credit(s): 3
  • SPAN 391 Internship in Spanish Credit(s): 1
  • SPAN Elective Credit(s): 3
  • SPAN Elective Credit(s): 3
  • SPAN Elective Credit(s): 3

Total: 16 credits


3rd year – Spring


Total: 16 credits


4th year – Fall


Total: 16 credits


4th year – Spring


Total: 13 credits


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