Apr 23, 2019  
2013-2014 General Catalog (Spring 2014) 
    
2013-2014 General Catalog (Spring 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Spanish Minor


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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

Spanish Major and Minor Requirements


Minimum Departmental Requirements


Total Credits:

  Spanish Major 33
  Spanish Major, Teaching Emphasis 38 SPAN & 27 SCED
  Spanish Minor 15
  Spanish Minor, Teaching Emphasis 20 SPAN & 27 SCED
  Spanish Major, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 38
  Spanish Minor, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 20
Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor 3.00 Career GPA
Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor 3.00 GPA within Major/Minor Classes
A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned at USU  

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 Communication Studies, 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.

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 , LING 4300 , SPAN 3010 , SPAN 3520 , SPAN 4920 ).

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 (16 credits) (3.00 GPA)


Note:


The following requirements only specify courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies. 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

Required Courses (20 credits)


Select at least one of the following two courses:


Choose at least three courses from the following twelve courses, one or two from each group (9 credits total):


Note:


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

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

 

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)-Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies


31 credits

Most of the courses listed below count for both the teaching emphasis and the teaching minor.

B. Level 2


C. Level 3


Because student teaching requires a major commitment of time and energy, students should take only the course listed below during this semester. Students are also urged to forgo outside employment, if possible, during the student teaching experience. 

Note:


1 The Special Methods II course is taught under course number 4400.

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

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  and LING 4400 , 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 (16 credits), plus LING 3300  and LING 4400   for a total of 20 credits.

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