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Spanish Major

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Description

As the nations of the world become more interdependent, knowledge of the world's languages and understanding of world cultures become more significant for effective global communication and peaceful coexistence. Language studey prepares today's students for tomorrow's opportunities by supporting interdisciplinary instruction and developing cross-cultural understanding. Our mission is to provide students with a well-rounded liberal arts background and to ensure that they gain competency in the target language and familiarity with the literature, history and culture of the civilization.

The Spanish major has two tracks: Track I- Language, Culture, Civilization (30 credits) and Track II- Interdisciplinary Major in Bilingual-Multicultural Studies (33 credits). All courses in Track I are taught in Spanish. Track II includes courses in Spanish as well as courses on bilingual education and multicultural issues taught in English; this track is intended for students in the Childhood Inclusive Teacher Certification program. Students in the Adolescence Teacher Certification Program must choose Track I and also take FCE 463 Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in addition to the classes required for Track I.

What can I do with a Spanish major?

Admission to the Program

Any undergradaute student can declare this major.

Program Requirements

Students in the Spanish major pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete the corresponding degree's requirements.

All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Courses with grades lower than "C" must be repeated.

Students complete one of the following tracks.

Track One: Language, Literature and Civilization

Teaching Certification students in the Adolescence Inclusive with Middle Childhood Education Extension Program must choose this track.

Required Courses

  • SPN 350 It's all Debatable! Communication in Spanish
  • SPN 351 Compose Yourself
  • SPN 353 Literature and Cultures of Spain
  • SPN 354 Literature and Cultures of Spanish America
  • SPN 457 War & Peace: Contemporary Spanish Culture
  • SPN 458 Multiple Voices, Multiple Truths
  • SPN 461 Advanced Spanish Grammar

Electives

  • THREE elective courses (one of which must be at the 400 level)

Total Number of Credits: 30

Note: Teacher certification candidates in the Adolescence Inclusive program are also required to take FCE 463 Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in addition to the number of credits required for the major.

Track Two: Interdisciplinary Major in Bilingual-Multicultural Studies

Teaching Certification students in the Childhood Inclusive Education Program seeking a bilingual-multicultural education extension certificate must choose this track.

Required Courses

  • SPN 350 It's all Debatable! Communication in Spanish
  • SPN 351 Compose Yourself
  • SPN 410 Bilingual Education and Heritage Language Learners
  • SPN 461 Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • EDI 421 Methods for Teaching and Assessing English Language Learners
  • FCE 420 Multiculturalism in the United States
  • FCE 463 Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

Electives

  • FOUR Spanish courses at the 300- or 400-level

Total Number of Credits: 33

Student Learning Outcomes

Spanish majors are expected to speak, read and write in Spanish and to be able to understand spoken Spanish. Students are also expected to demonstrate basic and comparative knowledge of history, politics, systems of belief, art, literature, and daily life of the Spanish-speaking world; to explain the relationship between the practices and perspectives and the products of different Hispanic cultures; and to establish connections between the major literary movements and the historical, social, and political circumstances that form the context of writers' artistic production.

Students in the Interdisciplinary Major in Bilingual-Multicultural Studies Track are also expected to identify the academic, social, and linguistic challenges of Spanish heritage speakers within the context educational system of the United States; to select culturally informed methods of instruction and assessment for the bilingual classroom; and to recognize and analyze the phonetic, morphological and sociolinguistic elements of Spanish dialects.

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Department Chair: Andrea Parada
Location: Tower 103
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Email: ljewell@brockport.edu
Phone: (585) 395-2269
Fax: (585) 395-2448

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Faculty & Staff

Anthony A Aponte MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Lecturer

Ewelina Barski-Moskal Ph.D
(University of Western Ontario)
Instructor

Amy J Crockford MED
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Adjunct Lecturer

Shan Feng MS
(Southeast University)
Adjunct Lecturer

John E Hagenah MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Rita Kuzma MED
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Lecturer

Christina Leavitt-Garitselov MSED
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Rachel A Linville Ph.D
(University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill)
Associate Professor

Sarah Morrison MS
(Rochester Institute Of Technology)
Adjunct Lecturer

Beatriz Muller-Marques MA
(University Of South Florida)
Visiting Assistant Professor

Skye Paine
Assistant Professor

Andrea Parada Ph.D
(University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Professor + Chair

Manar A Sabry Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Adjunct Lecturer

Emiko Takai MA
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Lecturer

Ida G Wilder MSED
(Nazareth College Of Rochester)
Adjunct Lecturer

Donna Wilkerson-Barker Ph.D
(University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill)
Associate Professor