Contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Nichols
Chair of Languages Department
Professor of Spanish
Office: (417) 873-6925
enichols@drury.edu

Spanish Major

The curriculum of the department of languages is designed to introduce all Drury students to selected languages of the world and their cultural and literary traditions. Language majors are prepared for graduate studies and also for careers in a variety of fields including teaching, international business and foreign service. We offer majors and minors in French and Spanish.

Note: We will still support the old curriculum, but might need to substitute newer courses for the old ones.  It is almost important to understand that if you choose to change curriculum you will adopt the entire course catalog for the 2013-2014 academic year.  This will include the CORE curriculum as well as changes that might be made to other majors and minors.

Old Curriculum New Curriculum
SPAN 301: Spanish Composition and Conversation
SPAN 310: Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics
SPAN 304: Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies
SPAN 306: Advanced Composition and Grammar
Choose one of the following:
SPAN 302: The Culture of Spain
SPAN 303: The Culture of Spanish America
SPAN 308: Spain Now: Contemporary Spanish Culture
Choose one of the following:
SPAN 321: Service Learning in the Hispanic Community
SPAN 380: Advanced International Language Study
SPAN 411: Advanced Studies in Hispanic Language 
Choose one of the following:
SPAN 311: The Literature of Spanish America
SPAN 312: The Literature of Spain
SPAN 313: These Are Not Sweet Girls: Hispanic Women's Literature
SPAN 411: Advanced Studies: Hispanic Language and Civilization
SPAN 412: Advanced Studies: Hispanic Literature
Choose one of the following:
SPAN 311: The Literature of Spanish America
SPAN 312: The Literature of Spain
SPAN 313: These are Not Sweet Girls: Hispanic Women’s Literature
SPAN 414: From Magical Realism to Virtual Realism: Boom and Postboom Narratives
Choose at least two hours of the following:
SPAN 315-320: Service to the Hispanic Community
Choose one of the following:
SPAN 302: The Culture of Spain
SPAN 303: The Culture of Spanish America
SPAN 308: Contemporary Culture of Spain
Choose one of the following:
SPAN 493: Senior Seminar: Spanish Language and Culture
SPAN 494: Senior Seminar: Spanish Literature
Choose three elective courses:
SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish III
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish IV
SPAN 280: International Language Study: Spanish
SPAN 412: Advanced Seminar in Hispanic Literature
SPAN 489: Advanced Seminar in Hispanic Cultural Studies
SPAN 290, 390, 490: Selected Topics
SPAN 391, 392, 491, 492: Research
SPAN 397,398, 497, 498: Internship
Choose four of the following:
SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish III
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish IV
SPAN 280: International Language Study: Spanish
SPAN 302: The Culture of Spain
SPAN 303: The Culture of Spanish America
SPAN 308: Spain Now: Contemporary Spanish Culture
SPAN 311: The Literature of Spanish America
SPAN 312: The Literature of Spain
SPAN 313: These Are Not Sweet Girls: Hispanic Women's Literature
SPAN 380: Advanced International Language Study: Spanish
SPAN 411: Advanced Studies: Hispanic Language and Civilization
SPAN 412: Advanced Studies: Hispanic Literature
SPAN 290, 390, 490: Selected Topics
SPAN 391, 392, 491, 492: Research
SPAN 397, 398, 497, 498: Internship

The big changes are:

  • Instead of SPAN 301 and 310, students take SPAN 304 and 306.
  • Instead of 2 hrs. of SPAN 315-320 (Service to the Hispanic Community), students take a Language Course from the menu
  • Instead of SPAN 493 or 494 (Senior Seminar), students take any 400 level course.
  • SPAN 102 no longer counts towards the major.
 
Spanish majors and minors are strongly urged to earn some of the required credits through an approved program in a Spanish-speaking country.