Mar 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin 
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish BA

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The Department of International Languages & Global Studies strives to develop students’ knowledge of the Spanish language and culture in a Christian environment. It provides a broad range of educational courses and programs that build the Spanish language competence and enhance the understanding of Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures. The department not only helps students develop a global perspective by training them to use their Spanish language skills in a variety of fields, but also to develop critical understanding of world culture in its complexity and diversity, supporting and promoting Christ’s appeal to this generation, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

Dual Degree Option:

This program is available as a dual degree with Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology:

Total Credits - 124

Major - 36+

Concentrations - 12

Choose one of the following concentrations:

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in the target language in speaking, writing, listening and reading consistent with the Advanced levels as defined by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Students will demonstrate full understanding of linguistic concepts related to the target language such as phonetics, semantics, morphology, and syntax.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of major literary, artistic, and cultural works associated with the target language and its societies. They will analyze and critique the products of the target culture (film, literature, art, popular culture, media, etc.) within their context, including conducting basic research tasks.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the diverse components of the cultures associated to the target language. They will recognize and describe the historical, social, economic, and political forces that shape society in the target culture.
  • Students will integrate target language proficiencies, intercultural competencies, and critical analysis to perform tasks associated with a globalized work environment, including communications, translation, interpretation, and project completion.
  • Students will demonstrate intercultural competence by obtaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures and their products. They will examine the validity of one’s own cultural beliefs, behaviors and norms by contrasting and comparing them with those of the target culture.
  • Students will value cultural diversity and reinterpret the place of the self as an identity culturally situated in the global context.

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