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About the CCPS Bachelor of Science in Spanish

The completion Bachelor’s Degree allows students who already have an Associate’s Degree in Spanish to build on that foundation to complete a Bachelor’s Degree. This completion degree will be an option for students in seated classes, but will also be fully available online. Of these online classes, students must be available for regular face-time communication with the instructor while completing the senior seminar.

Exit Proficiency Exam: Students must test at, at least, the ACTFL level of “Advanced high” in speaking and listening, as determined by a Drury Administered Oral Proficiency Interview Exam (OPI). 

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Bachelor of Science in Spanish

Previous Associate Program

Required Courses: 9 hrs.

SPAN 305: Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 306. 
Hispanic studies represent an interdisciplinary exploration of the literature, intellectual history and civilization of Spain and Spanish America, as well as the Spanish language. This course provides a space in which students not only have the opportunity to continue their development of language skills, but also to study a wide range of literary and cultural topics, introducing students to elite, mass and folk cultures of Latin America and Spain. Sample topics include transculturation, gloalization, border culture, and relations between culture, democratization and human rights. Organized in units, this course serves as an introduction to the field of Hispanic studies, as well as to the methods and theories used in upper- division analyses of literary and cultural representations. Students will develop skills in writing research papers in Spanish.

SPAN 306: Advanced Grammar and Composition
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Spanish 202.
This intermediate-advanced Spanish course is designed to review and practice previously-learned grammatical concepts in Spanish as well as to learn to recognize and use specific advanced structures in the Spanish language. To this end, students will expand their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar through practice in both spoken and written Spanish, and will experiment with a variety of writing styles over the course of the semester.

SPAN 489: Seminar Hispanic Cultural Studies
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 305.
This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize the information, theories and concepts introduced in Spanish 305 and through the upper-division course offerings in literature, history, culture and film studies. The course provides an advanced opportunity for students to refine and perfect their skills in comprehension and expression of the Spanish language while learning more about textual and cultural representations of the Hispanic World. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Literature: 3 hrs.

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SPAN 311: The Literature of Spanish America
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 306.
Reading and discussion in Spanish of the most important authors of Spanish America, with emphasis on the twentieth century.

SPAN 312: The Literature of Spain
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 306.
Reading and discussion in Spanish of the most important authors of Spain with emphasis on the Golden Age and the twentieth century.

SPAN 313: These Are Not Sweet Girls: Hispanic Women’s Literature
3 credit hours

This course investigates issues of power, space and archetypes in the literature written by Hispanic women. Beginning with the first great women writers, this course proceeds chronologically to the twenty-first century.

Culture: 3 hrs.

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SPAN 302: The Culture of Spain
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 306.
A study of the culture of Spain, including such subjects as music, dance, art, folklore, religion and customs of daily life. Particularly recommended for students planning to study in Spain.

SPAN 303: The Culture of Spanish America
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 306. 
 A study of culture of Spanish America, including such subjects as music, dance, art, folklore, religion and customs of daily life. Particular attention paid to the ways in which elements of Spanish, Native American, and African cultures have combined to create distinctive regional cultures. Particularly recommended for students planning to study in Spanish America.

SPAN 308: Spain Now-Contemporary Spanish Culture
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 306.
A study of contemporary Spanish culture including such subjects as health care, politics, economics, foreign policy, education and the arts. Particularly recommended for students planning to study in Spain.