Spanish, Liberal Arts, Major
Liberal Arts (Code 320-201)
|GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE|
|Minimum total for graduation 1||120|
|Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)||39|
|Liberal Education Core||36|
|Grade Point Requirements 2|
|University Residency Requirements 3|
|Major, Standard, upper division in residence||12|
|Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence||21|
|Certificate||25 percent of credits|
|Procedures Required for Graduation|
|Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.|
|Apply for graduation on CampS.|
Certain programs exceed this minimum.
See special requirements in each College.
See special requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Liberal Education Core
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise.
|LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS||a minimum of 36 credits|
|Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): Humanities||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine Arts||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral Communication||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Skills Outcome 2 (S2): Mathematics||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 3 (S3): Creativity||One (1) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives||One (1) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental Issues||One (1) learning experiences|
|Integration Outcome 1 (I1): Integration||Two (2) learning experiences|
College Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree (B.A./B.S.)
University Graduation Requirements. All candidates for degrees must fulfill the requirements for credits, curriculum, GPA, and University residency as specified in the section of this catalog titled University Graduation Requirements.
College Graduation Requirements: Grade Point Averages. All candidates for degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences must earn minimum resident and total GPAs of 2.00 in the major, the minor, and the certificate. The resident and total GPAs for the major are computed using all attempted credits applicable to the major including those offered by departments other than the major department. The resident and total GPAs for the minor and the certificate are computed similarly.
Major-Minor and Major-Certificate Requirements. A standard major (a minimum of 36 credits) must be supplemented by a minor (a minimum of 24 credits) or by a certificate (12 to 18 credits) to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program. No minor or certificate is required with a Comprehensive Major (60 or more credits) or with two majors of 36 or more credits each.
Certain degree programs which include Comprehensive Majors may require more than the minimum of 120 credits for graduation.
Acceptable academic program combinations are determined at the college level. A major and a minor or a major and certificate or two majors (if available) may not be elected in the same department or program, except in the approved combinations listed here.
College Credits. Earn at least 90 credits in courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (B.A.)
Fulfillment of all University Graduation Requirements (which includes the Liberal Education Core); all College-level degree requirements (major and minor/certificate emphases, GPAs, earning at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences course work); foreign language competency at the 102 level. Foreign language competency may be met in one of two ways: (1) Achieve a score on the foreign language placement test that qualifies the student to enter the 201-level course in a foreign language. (2) Earn a grade of at least C (not C-) or a mark of S in a 102-level foreign language course (or AIS 112 or AIS 122 / LANG 122 or CSD 103).
Bachelor of Science Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (B.S.)
Fulfillment of all University Graduation Requirements (which includes the Liberal Education Core); all College-level degree requirements (major and minor/certificate emphases, GPAs, earning at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences course work); mathematics competency at the MATH 111, MATH 112 or MATH 113 level. Mathematics competency can be met in one of three ways: (1) Achieve a score on the mathematics placement test that qualifies the student to enter MATH 114. (2) Earn a grade of at least C (not C-) or a mark of S in MATH 111, MATH 112, or MATH 113. (3) Achieve a satisfactory score on the MATH 112 competency test. This test may be attempted no more than two times.
Information for all Spanish Majors and Minors
All Spanish majors and minors in any of the emphases offered must complete an appropriate period of language immersion in residence in a country in which the language is spoken, or participate in an alternative language immersion experience that must be approved by the Spanish section. The minimum time period for meeting the residence/immersion requirement is six weeks; however, the Spanish section recommends that students spend at least one semester abroad.
Students who pursue Spanish and Latin American Studies liberal arts program combinations will need to earn at least 48 unique credits between any major-minor or major-certificate program combinations and 54 unique credits between any major-major program combinations for purposes of meeting graduation requirements for first and second degree programs.
|All Spanish, Liberal Arts Majors will take a minimum of 36 credits beyond SPAN 102, or 28 credits beyond SPAN 202, including:|
|SPAN 301||Advanced Composition||3|
|SPAN 302||Advanced Conversation and Composition||3|
|SPAN 325||Phonetics and Pronunciation||3|
|SPAN 352||Latin American Civilization||3|
|or SPAN 354||Latin American Civilization: Regional Focus|
|SPAN 405||Advanced Conversation||3|
Liberal Arts Emphasis
|In addition to the requirements above, this emphasis requires:|
|One survey course:|
|SPAN 360||Survey of Hispanic Linguistics||3|
|SPAN 363||Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature||3|
|SPAN/LAS 367||Survey of Latin American Literature||3|
|Two interest courses:|
|SPAN 340||Spanish for Business||3|
|SPAN 355||Spanish Civilization to 1900||3|
|SPAN 356||Contemporary Spain||3|
|SPAN 410||Advanced Grammar||3|
|SPAN 418||Spanish Sociolinguistics in Latin America/USA||3|
|SPAN 420||Spanish for Health Professions||3|
|One 400-level advanced course:|
|SPAN 409||The Craft of Translation||3|
|SPAN 492||Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics Research||3|
or an advanced literature course
|One upper-division Spanish elective course (300 level or higher) from one to three credits|
|In addition, the student must take one course from the following list:|
|ARTH/AIS 335||Ancient Art and Architecture of Mexico and Central America||3|
|ARTH/AIS 337||Art of Tawantinsuyo||3|
|AIS/ANTH 161||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|CSD 311||Language Development and Disorders: Related Disciplines||3|
|ECON/LAS 356||Economic Development of Latin America||3|
|ENGL 321||Topics in the Structure of English||3|
|ENGL 397||Writing Center Theory & Practice||3|
|GEOG/LAS 321||Geography of Latin America||3|
|HIST/LAS 309||Latin America Through Independence||3|
|HIST/LAS 311||Latin America Since Independence||3|
|HNRS 304||(when offered as Crossing Borders: Discourses from Latin America)||3-4|
|LAS 150||Introduction to Latin American Studies||3|
|LAS 222||Introduction to U.S. Latino History and Culture||3|
|LAS 314||Music and Dance of Latin America||3|
|MATH 107||Mathematics in Latin American Cultures||4|
|NRSG 389||Cross Cultural Health||3|
|PHIL 322||Philosophy of Language||3|
|POLS/LAS 319||Politics of Latin America||3|
|RELS/AIS 330||Indigenous Religions of the Americas||3|
|WMNS 422||Women's Studies Advanced Travel Seminar (when offiered as Women in Nicaragua)||1-6|
The flexibility to choose from a variety of courses after those required in the core provides interested students with the opportunity to focus on Spanish for the professions, or Spanish linguistics if they so desire.