Spanish

The Major in Spanish is offered in the day curriculum only. Students majoring in Spanish will take an exit exam consisting of language, literature of both Spain and Latin America, and Culture and Civilization of Spain and Latin America in the last semester of their senior year. Date, place and time will be determined by the Department Chair.

Students who have had Spanish prior to enrolling at Methodist University may take the Modern Languages and Literature Department placement exam. This will place the student in the appropriate level but will not give credit for prior levels of study unless the student takes the CLEP or Challenge exams. Students who are true native speakers of Spanish cannot enroll in SPA 3010/3050, nor receive credit for it without permission of the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature. Please see the Chair for guidelines and for other course offerings to replace these courses.

Goals

  1. Minor in Spanish (3000-4000 levels) - Students will demonstrate ability to comprehend and communicate verbally and in writing in target language at intermediate high-level based on proficiency guidelines of the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages.
  2. Students will demonstrate speaking and listening skills. They will comprehend, in reading and in writing, general texts of moderate difficulty and write clear descriptions, messages, summaries, and short papers with limited vocabulary at an advanced level.
  3. Major in Spanish (300-400 levels) - Students will demonstrate ability to comprehend oral and written language and communicate (speaking and writing accurately) the target language at an Intermediate High to Advanced Level based on proficiency guidelines of ACTFL.
  4. Students will meet entrance exam requirements for graduate study in target language and/or be able to study or work successfully in countries where the target language is spoken.

Requirements for the major in Spanish

24 s.h. of 3000 and 4000 level Spanish courses (some of both), of which 9 s.h. should be Literature courses. Also includes SPA 3010 and 3050 or substitute approved by the Department Chair in the case of demonstrated proficiency, SPA 3100 or 3200, and 4020. All upper level classes taught in Spanish.

Requirements for the minor in Spanish

12 s.h. of 3000 and 4000 level Spanish courses (some of both), including SPA 3010 and 3050 or substitute approved by the Department Chair in the case of demonstrated proficiency. All upper level classes taught in Spanish.

Requirements for the A.A. concentration in Spanish

18 s.h. of Spanish courses, including SPA 3010 and 3050 or substitute approved by the Department Chair in the case of demonstrated proficiency. 

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Program Faculty & Staff

Dr. Cristina Francescon, Director, Center for Global Education

Cristina Francescon

Professor of Modern Languages
(910) 630-7082
Jennifer Williams, Associate Professor of Spanish

Jennifer Williams

Chair, Modern Languages & Literature
(910) 630-7058
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