Spanish*

Description
Students pursuing a concentration in Spanish gain an understanding of the language, literature, and cultures of Spanish speaking peoples and regions. There are opportunities to partake in study abroad programs, which can serve to enhance a student's experience and education.

Requirements

  • Placement testing required for students with no prior Spanish credit.
    • See information about Language Placement Testing or consult with an academic advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures regarding placement into Spanish language classes. Students testing into higher Spanish language courses may need overrides to enroll.
  • See an advisor in the SILC for more information on:
    • Course substitutions allowed for heritage and advanced speakers of the language. 
    • The applicability of POR 400 level culture or literature courses towards concentration requirements.
    • The substitution of SPA 413 in place of SPA 412.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 upper division credit hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Pass/Fail courses cannot be used for this concentration.
  • A minimum of 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • SPA 311 & SPA 312 do not count towards the concentration in any catalog year.

Required Core 12+ Hours

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish, G (4) OR SPA 204 Intermediate Spanish for Bilinguals, G (4) OR SPA 210 Intensive Spanich II, G (6-8)
     Note: If placement test places above the 200-level, an alternative SPA upper division elective must be taken in place of the lower division requirement

SPA 313 Spanish Conversation and Composition, G (3) OR SPA 315 Spanish Conversation and Composition for Bilinguals (3) (Prerequisites: SPA 202 with C or better; May not enroll in SPA 313 if credit received in SPA 314, 315, 316, 325 or 412)

SPA 314 Spanish Conversation and Composition, G (3) OR SPA 316 Spanish Conversation and Composition for Bilinguals (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 313 or 315 with C or better; Students may not enroll in SPA 314 if they have received a C or better in SPA 412)

SPA 412 Advanced Conversation and Composition, G (3) (Prerequisites: SPA 314 or SPA 316 or SPA 413 with C or better)

Spanish Language Studies Track Options - Select 9 Hours from one track
In addition to 12 credit hours in required courses, students complete nine credit hours from one of three tracks provided to permit specialization in ways beneficial to their personal or academic goals:

Option 1: Spanish Langauge Studie Track

Required Spanish Civilization and Culture Course (choose one):

SPA 471: Civilization of the Indohispanomexicano Southwest ((L or HU) & C) (3)

SPA 472: Latin American Society: Five Case Studies (HU & H & G) (3)

SPA 473: Old and New Spaniards: Culture and Civilization of Spain ((HU or SB) & G) (3)

SPA 474: Revolutionary Mexico and Postmodern Revisions ((L or HU) & G) (3)

SPA Upper-Division Restricted Elective (choose one):

SPA 325: Introduction to Hispanic Literature (HU) (3)

SPA 400: Fundamentals of Spanish Linguistics (SB & G) (3)

SPA 413: Spanish Grammar in Context (G) (3)

SPA 471: Civilization of the Indohispanomexicano Southwest ((L or HU) & C) (3)

SPA 472: Latin American Society: Five Case Studies (HU & H & G) (3)

SPA 473: Old and New Spaniards: Culture and Civilization of Spain ((HU or SB) & G) (3)

SPA 474: Revolutionary Mexico and Postmodern Revisions ((L or HU) & G) (3)

SPA Upper-Division Elective or SPA Upper-Division Study Abroad Course (choose one):

SPA 3** Elective (3)

SPA 484: Internship (3)

SPA 4** Elective (3)

Upper Division Spanish Study Abroad Course (3)

Option 2: Spanish Literacy and Cultural Studies Track
Note:
SPA 325 is a pre-requisite for SPA 425, 426, 427, 428, 464, and other literature courses.

SPA 325: Introduction to Hispanic Literature (HU) (3) (Required for this track)

AND

Choose one course from the following:

SPA 425: Foundational Texts of Spain (L or HU) (3)

SPA 426: Literature and Society in Modern Spain (HU) (3)

SPA 427: Colonial and Postcolonial Latin American Literature (L or HU) (3)

SPA 428: Foundational Texts of Latin American Literature Since Modernismo ((L or HU) & G) (3)

SPA 464: Jaitón Works in Chicano/a Literature ((HU or SB) & C) (3)

SPA 471: Civilization of the Indohispanomexicano Southwest ((L or HU) & C) (3)

SPA 472: Latin American Society: Five Case Studies (HU & H & G) (3)

SPA 473: Old and New Spaniards: Culture and Civilization of Spain ((HU or SB) & G) (3)

Choose one course from the following:

SPA 319: Business Correspondence and Communication (G) (3)

SPA 3** Elective (3)

SPA 4** Elective (3)

Option 3: Spanish Linguistics Track

SPA 400 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3) (Required for this track)

 AND

Choose two of the following courses:

SPA 413: Spanish Grammar in Context (G) (3)

SPA 417: The Sounds of Spanish (CS) (3)

SPA 418: Architecture of Spanish (3)

SPA 419: Spanish Around the World (CS & C) (3)

SPA 420: Applied Spanish Linguistics (L) (3)

SPA 421: Spanish in the Southwest (C) (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

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Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Online

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LASPAEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐965‐6281
silcadvising@asu.edu
LL 440 

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