Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Spanish


2012-2014 Catalog

Spanish

Faculty

Timothy Crow, Professor
Jeanette Pucheu, Assistant Professor

Spanish Program

The Spanish program introduces students to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. The various courses offered enable students to lay the groundwork for fluency in Spanish and to enhance practical language skills for specific career purposes.

Students may choose either the Liberal Arts Minor or the Teacher Certification (Ages 6-13 or 10-21) Minor. Students may elect to submit for approval a proposal for a Spanish Studies major in conjunction with UW-Superior's cooperating institution in San José, Costa Rica.

The Spanish program seeks to educate students to become more effective participants in the global community by promoting international and ethnic awareness and sensitivity to other cultures.

Spanish Minor Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the target language.
  2. Explain aspects of the target language culture, including differences from their own cultures.
  3. Understand how learning a foreign language positively impacts learning in other academic disciplines.
  4. Identify similarities and differences between the target language and their native languages.
  5. Demonstrate the importance of using the foreign language within their communities.

Spanish Minor Requirements

21 total credits

Spanish Required Courses (12 credits required):

SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I -- 3 credits
SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II -- 3 credits
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I -- 3 credits
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II -- 3 credits

(Any or all of the above courses can be reduced or eliminated by making a grade of B- or better in the next higher course. For example, a student who completes a 300 level Spanish course with a grade of B- or better will receive retro-credits to his or her transcript for SPAN 101, 102, 201, and 202 for a total of 12 retro-credits in Spanish.)

Spanish Elective Courses (9 credits required):

SPAN 300 Advanced Spanish -- 3 credits
SPAN 301 Conversational Spanish -- 3 credits
SPAN 303 Latin American Culture and Civilization -- 3 credits
SPAN 304 Culture of Pilgrimage in Spain -- 3 credits
SPAN 315 Voices of Hispanic Women -- 3 credits
SPAN 350 Latino Culture in the U.S.-- 3 credits
SPAN 360 Special Topics(may berepeated) -- 3 credits
SPAN 399 Spanish Study Abroad -- 6-18 credits
SPAN 498 Independent Study -- 1-6 credits

Spanish Teacher Certification (Ages 6-13 or 10-21) Minor Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the target language.
  2. Explain aspects of the target language culture, including differences from their own cultures.
  3. Understand how learning a foreign language positively impacts learning in other academic disciplines.
  4. Identify similarities and differences between the target language and their native languages.
  5. Demonstrate the importance of using the foreign language within their communities.
  6. Be prepared to teach a foreign language incorporating the Five C's (Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Community) as the standards for language learning.

Spanish Teacher Certification (Ages 6-13 or 10-21) Minor Requirements

24 total credits

Spanish Required Courses (12 credits required):

SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I -- 3 credits
SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II -- 3 credits
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I -- 3 credits
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II -- 3 credits

(Any or all of the above courses can be reduced or eliminated by making a grade of B- or better in the next higher course. For example, a student who completes a 300 level Spanish course with a grade of B- or better will receive retro-credits to his or her transcript for SPAN 101, 102, 201, and 202 for a total of 12 retro-credits in Spanish.)

Teacher Education Required Course (3 credits required):

WLLED 339 Methods for Teaching World Languages -- 3 credits

Spanish Elective Courses (9 credits required):

SPAN 300 Advanced Spanish -- 3 credits
SPAN 301 Conversational Spanish -- 3 credits
SPAN 303 Latin American Culture and Civilization -- 3 credits
SPAN 304 Culture of Pilgrimage in Spain -- 3 credits
SPAN 315 Voices of Hispanic Women -- 3 credits
SPAN 350 Latino Culture in the U.S. -- 3 credits
SPAN 360 Special Topics(may berepeated)-- 3 credits
SPAN 399 Spanish Study Abroad -- 6-18 credits
SPAN 498 Independent Study -- 1-6 credits

Notes:

To be certified, a Spanish Teacher Certification Minor must pass Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction certification requirements. To reach the mandated level of language competence, all Spanish Teacher Certification Minors will be required to spend time in study abroad usually at UW-Superior's cooperating institution in Costa Rica (or to participate in an alternative 30-day immersion experience).

A student should complete SPAN 202 and usually at least one 300-level Spanish course at UW-Superior before participating in Spanish Study Abroad.

There are no certification tests for minors -- ALL TESTS ARE FOR MAJORS. It is up to the student to prepare to meet the standards for a MAJOR, generally through extended study abroad.

For further information on the UW-Superior Spanish Studies Program, go to World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department. See also the International Programs section of this catalog. For more information on the courses offered, see Spanish in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.


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