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2011-2012 General Catalog 
    
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Spanish Minor


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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication

Course Requirements


Language Major Requirements


Spanish Major and Minor Requirements


Minimum Departmental Requirements
Total Credits:

  Spanish Major 33
  Spanish Major, Teaching Emphasis 34 SPAN & 31 SCED
  Spanish Minor 15
  Spanish Minor, Teaching Emphasis 15 SPAN & 31 SCED
  Spanish Major, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 38
  Spanish Minor, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 19
Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor 2.75 Career GPA
Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor 3.00 GPA within Major/Minor Classes

 

Note:

Courses for Spanish Majors and Minors require a minimum of C- or better.

Courses for Spanish Majors and Minors may not be taken on a Pass/ Fail Basis (except for courses designated as Pass/Fail, such as LING 3300  1, LING 4300  1, SPAN 3010 , SPAN 3520 , SPAN 4920 ).

At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for these degrees must be completed in upper-division USU courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Speech Communication, and having prefixes of SPAN or LING. All other credits (including transfer and study abroad credits) must be approved by the Spanish faculty in order to be counted toward these degrees.

Students with prior language credit or language experience should take the department placement test before admission to the Spanish Major or Minor. Credits obtained in lower-division Spanish courses cannot be applied toward the Spanish major or minor programs.

Spanish Minor (15 credits) (3.00 GPA)


Spanish Minor—Teaching Emphasis (19 credits) (3.00 GPA)


Note:


The following requirements only specify courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Speech Communication. To be licensed to teach in the Utah public secondary school system, students with a teaching emphasis must also complete additional courses (approximately 31 credits) required by the Secondary Education Program. For more information, please contact the Secondary Education Program, Education Building 330, or review the supplementary section, entitled Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline . Information is also provided on the Web at: http://teal.usu.edu/htm/seced/adstep

Select at least one of the following two courses:


Select at least three of the following nine courses:


Note:


1 This course is required for a teaching emphasis in the Spanish major or minor.

2 This practicum is required for a teaching emphasis in the Spanish major

3 LING 3300  or LING 4300 , and LING 4400  must be taken during the same semester. They should be the last courses taken for the major or minor and taken the last Fall semester before student teaching.

4 Students desiring to apply study abroad credits toward these degrees must obtain approval from the LPSC office prior to participating.

 

Teaching Emphasis for Spanish Major and Minor


Spanish Major and/or Minor—Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure

To receive secondary school licensure, students must complete the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). For further information, review the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline .

Spanish Major and/or Minor—Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure

It is possible to have a teaching emphasis within a major or minor in Spanish without receiving Secondary School teaching licensure. However, unless the student is an elementary education major, he or she would not be able to teach in Utah public schools (nor at many private ones). Graduating without licensure may allow employment at some community college and universities.

In order to complete the Spanish Major—Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure, students must fulfill all of the requirements listed under Section I (Spanish and Linguistics Courses) of the Spanish Major—Teaching Emphasis (34 credits), plus LING 4300  1 and LING 4400  1, for a total of 38 credits.

Similarly, to complete a Spanish Minor—Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure, students must fulfill all of the requirements listed under the Spanish Minor—Teaching Emphasis (15 credits), plus LING 3300  1 and LING 4400  1, for a total of 19 credits.

Note:


1 LING 4300  and LING 4400  for the Spanish Major Teaching Emphasis or LING 3300  and LING 4400  for the Spanish Minor Teaching Emphasis must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the major or minor the Fall semester before student teaching.

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