Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts


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This undergraduate program produces students who are well versed in Spanish language, composition, and stylistics, with an exposure to Spanish-speaking cultures and literature. Spanish, one of the world’s great “lingua francas” (working languages) is also known for its richness of expression in vocabulary and nuance. The requirement of a minor enriches this plan.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish?

If you think learning a language spoken by an estimated 35 million people in the U.S.--and 400 million worldwide--will give you a leg up in the job market, you’re right. Each day, the world becomes more close-knit. Global trade, the Internet, and improvements in transportation are accelerating rates of cultural and intellectual exchange. In this international climate, second-language skills will open doors in many careers.

Prepare for the future by immersing yourself in diversity. With our linguistic, literary, and cultural approaches to language study, you will learn to think critically and develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You will grow to understand and appreciate diverse cultures. By mastering a second language, you will discover new opportunities in the global marketplace.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Media
  • Multinational companies
  • Publishing
  • Exporting organizations

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Consultant
  • Intelligence specialist
  • International lawyer
  • International patent attorney

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.0
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Foreign Language Required
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish provides students with a socio-cultural and historical background as well as linguistic abilities to engage with Spanish-speaking populations from around the world in a variety of social and cultural contexts. Through linguistic, literary and cultural approaches to the study of the Spanish language, out students develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills that allow them to understand and interact effectively with diverse Hispanic cultures. Throughout this process the students develop cognitive skills in critical thinking and analysis and recognize the importance of being able to function in a global society. With their linguistic abilities in Spanish they are better able to compete for career opportunities in the domestic and global job markets and are prepared to become productive, responsible members of the local, national and international communities in which they live and work.

Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes are Aligned with Standards for Language Learning created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts


Details

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Minor Requirements
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts


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