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Studying Spanish at Regis

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish explores the diversity of Spanish cultures combined with the development of multicultural awareness through the analysis of literary and non-literary texts.
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B.A. in Spanish

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish explores the diversity of Spanish cultures and includes the study of language, literature, and history of the Spanish-speaking world in the Americas and Spain. This degree seeks to advance proficiency in all linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing combined with the development of multicultural awareness through the analysis of literary and non-literary texts. The Modern Language Department highly recommends students study abroad as part of the Spanish major.

Proficiency in the Spanish language and an understanding of the history of Spanish cultures are a valuable asset that help prepare students for a wide vareiety of career paths including international relations, education, journalism and mass communication, health care and government.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Regis College: Core Requirements

Economics

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(3-6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: EC 200 - Intro to the American Economy
Group 2: EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics
and
EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

EN 250 - Literature Matters

Introduces the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama, with an emphasis on works that have had a profound influence on our world. Students will write a series of analytical essays, including at least one research essay.

Pre-requisite: TAKE RCC*200

Fine Arts

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours of Fine Arts
from the following courses:
any 200-level FAC course, FAHS 211, FAHS 212

Foreign Language

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(6-8SH)
Take two classes in one language

Foundational

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(6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: RCC 200 - Writing Analytically (Fall)
Communicative Intensive (Spring)
Group 2: Commitment Program Students
RCC 200A - Writing Analytically A (Fall)
RCC 200B - Writing Analytically B (Spring)
Group 3: Honors Program Students
RCC 200H - Honors Writing Seminar (Fall)
RCC 300H - Honors Trad & Innovation (Spring)

History

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(3SH)
Three (3) credits from any 200-level History course

Integrative

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(12SH)
Take all of the following courses:
RCC 400D (Group 1), RCC 410E (Group 2),
RCC 420J (Group 3), RCC 430M (Group 4)

Mathematics

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(3-4SH)
Take one of the following Mathematics course:
MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, MT 270C, MT 272, MT 272C
MT 360A, MT 360B

Natural Science

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(4SH)
Take one Natural Science course (Group 1) with the
accompanying lab (Group 2).
Eligible courses include:
BL( 204/5E-W, 208/9, 216/17, 260/1, 262/3), ENVS 250/1,
GE 208/9, PH (202A, 205A, 304A, 305A),
AS 250/1 (Non-Science majors),
NS 260/1 (cannot be counted for Psychology Majors)

Philosophy

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(3SH)
Take one of the following Philosophy courses:
PL 270, PL 270C, PL 270H, PL 270P

Public Speaking

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(3SH)
Speech Communication

Religious Studies

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(3SH)
Any 300 level RT course

RT 201 - Religion and the Human Quest

Considering human existence in relation to the sacred and drawing on Eastern and Western religious traditions, this course explores religious perspectives on human questions about life, suffering, goodness, and ultimacy.

Cross listing(s): RT 201C.

Social Science

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours from the following course list
ED 204, POL 215, POL 231, POL 241, PY 250, PY 250C, PY 250H,
SO 200, SO 200C, SO 203, AN/SO 204, PJ 200

RC: Spanish Major

Electives

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Take six (6) credits Upper Division Spanish Electives

Lower Division

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The equivalent of second-year written and oral proficiency
in another foreign language or the equivalent of first-year
proficiency in another foreign language plus a six semester
combination selected from the following options:
Phonetics (3-6SH)
Coursework towards certification in ESL (3-6SH)
Coursework in bilingual education (3-6SH)
Spanish for health care practitioners (3SH)
Related coursework in other academic field (3SH)
One semester in non-English study abroad (6SH)

SP 409 - Advanced Spanish I

Provides an intensive review of Spanish grammar focusing on development of oral competency and reading and writing skills to promote in-depth understanding of the histories and the diverse socio-cultural and linguistic practices of the Spanish speaking world.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

SP 410 - Advanced Spanish II

Continues intensive review of Spanish grammar focusing on development of oral competency and reading and writing skills to promote in-depth understanding of the histories and the diverse socio-cultural and linguistic practices in the Spanish speaking world.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

SP 411 - Advanced Spanish III

Continues development of oral competency and reading and writing skills by focusing primarily on literary criticism and introduction to formal research methods through the introduction of major literary periods, genres, and themes.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

SP 430A - Survey of Spanish Literature

Studies advanced composition centered on a survey of Spanish literature.

Pre-requisite: SP*409 OR SP*410 OR SP*411

SP 430B - Survey of Lat American Lit

Studies advanced composition centered on a survey of Latin American literature.

Pre-requisite: SP*409 OR SP*410 OR SP*411

SP 460 - Romance Linguistics

Studies the fundamental structures of the romance languages: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Explores the evolution of the romance languages from Latin and studies the relationships among language, thought and culture.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

Cross listing(s): FR 460.

SP 496 - Senior Project

Provides a capstone experience for senior Spanish majors. Requires extensive reading, writing and research in a Spanish topic and an oral comprehensive examination.

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as subject related courses. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

CHN 209A Elementary Chinese I (4.00)

Provides a groundwork for studying Modern Chinese. Studies the essentials of grammar and oral drill, dictation, reading of elementary and intermediate texts, conversation, and written exercises and introduces some of the most important cultural traits of the Chinese speaking world.

CHN 209B Elementary Chinese II (4.00)

A continuation of CHN 209A.

Pre-requisite: TAKE CHN*209A;

CHN 290E Elementary Independent Study in Chinese (3.00)

Provides a thorough grounding in essentials of grammar, oral drill, dictation, elementary and intermediate texts, conversation and written exercises and introduces some of the most important cultural traits of the Chinese speaking world.

CHN 309A Intermediate Chinese I (3.00)

Focuses on daily communication in both oral and written forms. Centers on important linguistic structures to build and refine the student's understanding of Chinese grammar and gradually introduces more formal speech and written-style language.

Pre-requisite: TAKE CHN*209B;

CHN 309B Intermediate Chinese II (3.00)

A continuation of CHN 309A.

Pre-requisite: TAKE CHN*309A;

SP 209A Elementary Spanish I (4.00)

Provides a thorough grounding in essentials of grammar, oral drill, dictation, elementary and intermediate texts, conversation and written exercises and introduces some of the most important cultural traits of the Spanish speaking world.

SP 209B Elementary Spanish II (4.00)

A continuation of SP 209A.

Pre-requisite: SP*209A

SP 299E-W Maintaining Spanish (3.00)

Keeps the Spanish language updated by using practical skills in oral and written language.

Pre-requisite: SP*209B

SP 309A Intermediate Spanish I (3.00)

Provides an intensive grammar review to develop accuracy and proficiency in the use of the language. Emphasizes the use of Spanish linguistic skills to gain a more in-depth understanding of the cultural practices, products, and perspectives of the Spanish speaking world.

Pre-requisite: SP*209B

SP 309B Intermediate Spanish II (3.00)

A continuation of SP 309A.

Pre-requisite: SP*309A

SP 320 Spanish for Med/Health Workers (4.00)

Provides Spanish students and medical and health care workers the opportunity to better communicate with the growing Spanish community in the United States. Explores how to progressively merge grammar, content, and health care vocabulary in various medical contexts. Provides flexibility and will be tailored to students with different proficiency levels in Spanish.

SP 408 Advanced Spanish I for Heritage Speakers (3.00)

Expands the bilingual range and literacy skills of heritage speakers while fostering the acquisition of different linguistic registers and promoting in-depth understanding of the histories and diverse socio-cultural and linguistic practices of the Spanish speaking world.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

SP 409 Advanced Spanish I (3.00)

Provides an intensive review of Spanish grammar focusing on development of oral competency and reading and writing skills to promote in-depth understanding of the histories and the diverse socio-cultural and linguistic practices of the Spanish speaking world.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

SP 410 Advanced Spanish II (3.00)

Continues intensive review of Spanish grammar focusing on development of oral competency and reading and writing skills to promote in-depth understanding of the histories and the diverse socio-cultural and linguistic practices in the Spanish speaking world.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

SP 411 Advanced Spanish III (3.00)

Continues development of oral competency and reading and writing skills by focusing primarily on literary criticism and introduction to formal research methods through the introduction of major literary periods, genres, and themes.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

SP 415 Spanish Civilization (3.00)

Studies the development of Spain from prehistoric times to the present. Includes the art, literature and music of the Spanish culture.

Pre-requisite: SP*409 OR SP*410 OR SP*411

SP 423 Translation/Interp/Cmpstn (3.00)

Offers practice in advanced composition, translation and stylistic analysis in Spanish to develop grammar, vocabulary and analytic skills in a contemporary and realistic context.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

SP 424 Spanish for Medical/Health Care Workers (3.00)

Provides Spanish students, medical, and health care workers the opportunity to enhance communication skills with the vast number of Spanish speaking patients. Examines direct and Indirect commands; formal and informal speech; and the nuance of language paired with cultural aspects of communication.

SP 430A Survey of Spanish Literature (3.00)

Studies advanced composition centered on a survey of Spanish literature.

Pre-requisite: SP*409 OR SP*410 OR SP*411

SP 430B Survey of Lat American Lit (3.00)

Studies advanced composition centered on a survey of Latin American literature.

Pre-requisite: SP*409 OR SP*410 OR SP*411

SP 433 Contemp Hispanic Women Writers (3.00)

Surveys contemporary Hispanic women's literary literary achievements. May draw from the literature of Latin America, the United States and Spain. Examines literary and critical works focusing on women's viewpoints in social, cultural, economic, and aesthetic contexts.

Cross listing(s): WS 433 WGS 433.

SP 436 Native Latin American Literature (3.00)

The course is an introduction to Indigenous literature and cultural production within the Spanish colonies in the Americas. it includes texts from the colonial period to the present.

Pre-requisite: TAKE 1 COURSE; FROM SP*409, SP*410, SP*411

SP 437 Writing By and About Hispanic Women (3.00)

Analyzes the creation and re-creation of the female persona in selected texts by and about Hispanic women writers from the middle ages to the present. Emphasizes critical analysis and the continued development of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural proficiency.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

Cross listing(s): WS 437 WGS 437.

SP 445 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3.00)

Introduction to practical and theoretical aspects of phonetics and phonology. Analyzes important contrasts between sounds of Spanish and English by means of phonetic transcription.

Pre-requisite: SP*409

SP 460 Romance Linguistics (3.00)

Studies the fundamental structures of the romance languages: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Explores the evolution of the romance languages from Latin and studies the relationships among language, thought and culture.

Pre-requisite: SP*309B

Cross listing(s): FR 460.

SP 461 Latin American Civilization (3.00)

Studies the development of Latin American cultures from pre-Columbian times to the present. Traces the general history of these countries as well as art, literature, and music.

Pre-requisite: SP*409 SP*410 SP*411

SP 490E-W Independent Study/Spanish: (1.00 - 3.00)

Offers an opportunity for independent exploration of topics of interest and Spanish and Latin American authors.

SP 495E-W Hispanic Studies: (3.00)

Provides an intensive study of individual authors, works, periods or literary movements.

SP 496 Senior Project (1.00)

Provides a capstone experience for senior Spanish majors. Requires extensive reading, writing and research in a Spanish topic and an oral comprehensive examination.

SP 498E-W Internship in Spanish: (3.00)

Provides practical on-site experience in the use of Spanish and an opportunity to enhance reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

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