Sep 24, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, B.A.

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The Spanish major at York College is an applied language major that allows the student the opportunity to become proficient in the language and to select an area of concentration from a wide range of disciplines. This curriculum recognizes the increasing demand in practically every work setting for individuals who are competent in Spanish. The primary emphasis in this major is the acquisition of Spanish language proficiency, the appreciation of Spanish and Spanish-American literature, and the understanding of the many cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The secondary emphasis is on applying this knowledge by choosing a minor in which the student plans to use Spanish in the future. Students may also choose to pursue a double major by combining Spanish with another field. Through their choices in courses, Spanish majors have the flexibility to construct a unique program that best suits their needs and interests.

Students are required to complete an independent research project or participate in an internship that serves as a capstone experience in the major. The study abroad requirement is an essential component to experiencing the Spanish language and Hispanic culture firsthand. While a full semester abroad is recommended, participation in a brief, intensive immersion program abroad is also an option.

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the major, the career direction of graduates from this program varies considerably. Students may wish to pursue graduate studies or enter a career in international relations, social services, public relations, or business just to name a few.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Spanish must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

Spanish majors must complete at least six elective credits in Spanish in an approved study abroad program in a Spanish-speaking country.

General Education Requirement

First Year Seminar

Foundation Requirements

Disciplinary Perspectives Requirements

Constellation Requirements

The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Spanish Electives (9 credits)

Students must complete at least six of the nine elective Spanish elective credits in an approved program of study abroad. These need not be completed in the same semester or the same program. The remaining three credits may be completed on campus.

Minor Electives (18 credits)

The student will complete the requirements for a minor of his/her choice. If the student has chosen to double major, requirements of the minor will be satisfied in this area by that major’s requirements.

Electives (15 credits)

Students must complete 15 credits of elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year (30 credits)

Sophomore Year (30 credits)

Junior Year (30 credits)

Senior Year (30 credits)

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