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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
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Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
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Spanish Major: Bach Arts | Spanish Minor
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Spanish Major: Bach Arts    
   Major Courses (32 cr. to be chosen)    
      SPA 2230   Intermediate Spanish I 3 cr.  Development of the ability to communicate in Spanish with a focus on vocabulary building, grammar, reading, writing, and conversation. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: SPA 1020. 
      SPA 2240   Intermediate Spanish II 3 cr.  Development of the ability to communicate in Spanish with a focus on vocabulary building, grammar, reading, writing, and conversation. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: SPA 2230. 
      SPA 3250   Cultures of Spain and Spanish America 3 cr.  Study of the language and cultures of the people of Spain, Latin America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Emphasis on their diversity, artistic manifestations (including. art, literature, music), immigration, politics, and their shared cultural history. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240. 
      SPA 3260   Cultures of Latinos in the U.S. 3 cr.  Study of the language and cultures of Latinos living in the United States. Emphasis on their diversity, artistic manifestations (including art, literature, music), immigration, and politics. Students conduct interviews with members of Latino communities in the U.S. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240. 
      SPA 3310   Oral and Written Composition 4 cr.  Applied advanced grammar, giving practice in original composition with emphasis on developing skill in employing natural, everyday expressions in speaking and writing through the use of correct idiomatic Spanish. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240. 
      SPA 4300   Spanish Linguistics 3 cr.  Study of aspects of the Spanish language: the structure of sounds, meanings of words, how words and sentences are organized, and how it is used in society. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3310. 
      SPA 4400   Spanish Language and Culture in the U.S. 3 cr.  The sociolinguistics of the Spanish spoken in the United States: study of the Spanish language and the Latino culture within the social contexts of the Latino communities in the United States. The course includes a research component. May include an academic service-learning experience. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3310. 
      Electives (10 cr. to be chosen)    
         SPA 2700   Project: Written/Oral Spanish 2 cr.  Spanish project allowing a student to strengthen written and oral skills for language proficiency. The project is designed to fit individual needs. In Spanish. Prerequisite or corequisite: SPA 2240. 
         SPA 3010   Business Spanish 3 cr.  Prepares students with an intermediate level of Spanish to use Spanish in professional situations. Special attention to technical and commercial practices that require an advanced command of Spanish (e.g., business communications, public presentations, and cultural etiquette). Opportunity for shadowing in a Spanish-speaking business. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240. 
         SPA 3620   Special Topics 1 cr.  Directed study by an advanced student pursuing an area of interest within the Spanish program (e.g., literary analysis, cultural analysis). Designed to fit the individual interests of the advanced student. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240 and permission of instructor. 
         SPA 4100   Survey of Literature in Spanish 4 cr.  A survey course of Peninsular and Latin American literature readings in Spanish: selected literary masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on the continued development of linguistic skills. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3310. 
         SPA 4620   Independent Research 2 cr.  Undergraduate research under faculty supervision. The student initiates and pursues a research project of an aspect of the Spanish language within the context of education and prepares a proposal to submit for presentation at the Michigan World Languages Association (MIWLA) annual conference or at another professional organization. Prerequisite: SPA 4300 and approval of the Spanish advisor. 
         SPA 4802   Study Abroad: Topics in the Community 2 cr.  Focus on a selected topic from contemporary issues and constructs facing the people of Spain and Spanish America, such as family system, gender construct, indigenous resistance, immigration, religion, social class, and education, and on how these issues are influenced by cultural, political, historical, and economic contexts. Students participate in a short-term study abroad experience where they will have the opportunity to interact with Spanish speakers, conduct observations, and complete interviews. In Spanish. Prerequisites: SPA 3310 and approval of Spanish advisor. 
         WL  4900   Language Immersion Service-Learning 2 cr.  Immersion experience (minimum 30 clock hours) in a community-based organization where use of the target language and cultural knowledge is required. Development of oral and written language skills in actual use. Reflective exploration of community service and civic responsibility in lifetime perspective. Prerequisite: high-intermediate proficiency in the target language and permission of the department. 
Spanish Minor    
   Minor Courses (22 cr. to be chosen)    
      SPA 2230   Intermediate Spanish I 3 cr.  Development of the ability to communicate in Spanish with a focus on vocabulary building, grammar, reading, writing, and conversation. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: SPA 1020. 
      SPA 2240   Intermediate Spanish II 3 cr.  Development of the ability to communicate in Spanish with a focus on vocabulary building, grammar, reading, writing, and conversation. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: SPA 2230. 
      SPA 3250/3260 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         SPA 3250   Cultures of Spain and Spanish America 3 cr.  Study of the language and cultures of the people of Spain, Latin America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Emphasis on their diversity, artistic manifestations (including. art, literature, music), immigration, politics, and their shared cultural history. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240. 
         SPA 3260   Cultures of Latinos in the U.S. 3 cr.  Study of the language and cultures of Latinos living in the United States. Emphasis on their diversity, artistic manifestations (including art, literature, music), immigration, and politics. Students conduct interviews with members of Latino communities in the U.S. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240. 
      SPA 3310   Oral and Written Composition 4 cr.  Applied advanced grammar, giving practice in original composition with emphasis on developing skill in employing natural, everyday expressions in speaking and writing through the use of correct idiomatic Spanish. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240. 
      SPA 4300/4400 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         SPA 4300   Spanish Linguistics 3 cr.  Study of aspects of the Spanish language: the structure of sounds, meanings of words, how words and sentences are organized, and how it is used in society. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3310. 
         SPA 4400   Spanish Language and Culture in the U.S. 3 cr.  The sociolinguistics of the Spanish spoken in the United States: study of the Spanish language and the Latino culture within the social contexts of the Latino communities in the United States. The course includes a research component. May include an academic service-learning experience. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3310. 
      Electives (6 cr. to be chosen)    
         SPA 2700   Project: Written/Oral Spanish 2 cr.  Spanish project allowing a student to strengthen written and oral skills for language proficiency. The project is designed to fit individual needs. In Spanish. Prerequisite or corequisite: SPA 2240. 
         SPA 3010   Business Spanish 3 cr.  Prepares students with an intermediate level of Spanish to use Spanish in professional situations. Special attention to technical and commercial practices that require an advanced command of Spanish (e.g., business communications, public presentations, and cultural etiquette). Opportunity for shadowing in a Spanish-speaking business. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240. 
         SPA 3250   Cultures of Spain and Spanish America 3 cr.  Study of the language and cultures of the people of Spain, Latin America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Emphasis on their diversity, artistic manifestations (including. art, literature, music), immigration, politics, and their shared cultural history. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240. 
         SPA 3260   Cultures of Latinos in the U.S. 3 cr.  Study of the language and cultures of Latinos living in the United States. Emphasis on their diversity, artistic manifestations (including art, literature, music), immigration, and politics. Students conduct interviews with members of Latino communities in the U.S. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240. 
         SPA 3620   Special Topics 1 cr.  Directed study by an advanced student pursuing an area of interest within the Spanish program (e.g., literary analysis, cultural analysis). Designed to fit the individual interests of the advanced student. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2240 and permission of instructor. 
         SPA 4100   Survey of Literature in Spanish 4 cr.  A survey course of Peninsular and Latin American literature readings in Spanish: selected literary masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on the continued development of linguistic skills. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3310. 
         SPA 4300   Spanish Linguistics 3 cr.  Study of aspects of the Spanish language: the structure of sounds, meanings of words, how words and sentences are organized, and how it is used in society. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3310. 
         SPA 4400   Spanish Language and Culture in the U.S. 3 cr.  The sociolinguistics of the Spanish spoken in the United States: study of the Spanish language and the Latino culture within the social contexts of the Latino communities in the United States. The course includes a research component. May include an academic service-learning experience. In Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3310. 
         SPA 4620   Independent Research 2 cr.  Undergraduate research under faculty supervision. The student initiates and pursues a research project of an aspect of the Spanish language within the context of education and prepares a proposal to submit for presentation at the Michigan World Languages Association (MIWLA) annual conference or at another professional organization. Prerequisite: SPA 4300 and approval of the Spanish advisor. 
         SPA 4802   Study Abroad: Topics in the Community 2 cr.  Focus on a selected topic from contemporary issues and constructs facing the people of Spain and Spanish America, such as family system, gender construct, indigenous resistance, immigration, religion, social class, and education, and on how these issues are influenced by cultural, political, historical, and economic contexts. Students participate in a short-term study abroad experience where they will have the opportunity to interact with Spanish speakers, conduct observations, and complete interviews. In Spanish. Prerequisites: SPA 3310 and approval of Spanish advisor. 
         WL  4900   Language Immersion Service-Learning 2 cr.  Immersion experience (minimum 30 clock hours) in a community-based organization where use of the target language and cultural knowledge is required. Development of oral and written language skills in actual use. Reflective exploration of community service and civic responsibility in lifetime perspective. Prerequisite: high-intermediate proficiency in the target language and permission of the department. 
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