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Modern Languages Program Requirements for 2021-2022

B.A. in Spanish

All courses required for the major and all the electives that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

Spanish Core – 6 credits

  • LSPN 211 – P5 Intermediate Spanish I (3)*
  • LSPN 212 – P5 Intermediate Spanish II (3)

*LSPN 211 requires completion of LSPN 112 - P5 Elementary Spanish II, or equivalent proficiency. Students with the ability to begin coursework above the 211 level should consult with the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures for appropriate course substitutions.

Spanish Electives – 18 credits

  • SIX LSPN elective courses, at the 200 level or above; at least FOUR of which must be at the 300 level or above.

Spanish Seminar – 3 credits

  • LSPN 440 – Seminar on Hispanic Studies (3) (Must be completed at Fisher)

Perspectives – 6 credits

Choose TWO course from the following:

  • One course in any language other than Spanish or English (3)
  • Any 23*** DEI course (3)
  • LLIT 107D – CC Introduction to World Mythologies (3)
  • ANTH 204D – P5 Studying Languages (3)
  • ANTH 209 – P5 World Cultures (3)
  • ANTH 237 – Language and Society (3)
  • CLST 200C – P5 Worlds of Greece and Rome (3)
  • ENGL 203C – History of the English Language (3)
  • ENGL 248 – P5 World Literature (3)
  • ENGL 284 – P5 Global Business Writing (3)
  • ENGL 337 – Ethnic Literature (3)
  • ENGL 347 – Studies in Postcolonialism (3)
  • HIST 223 – P5 Culture and Cuisine (3)
  • HIST 298D – New York State History (3)
  • HIST 300 – Modern World: Geography and Politics (3)
  • Any ISPR course (3)*
  • POSC 218 – P3 International Relations (3)
  • POSC 235D – P5 European Politics
  • POSC 335 – Politics of the European Union (3)
  • PSJS 260 – Global Issues in P&SJ (3)
  • SOCI 217D – Latino Health Care Issues (3)
  • SOCI 315 – Our Gendered World (3)
  • SPST 265 – P5 International Cultures and Sport (3)**
  • WGST 270 – Gender and Culture (3)
  • WGST 275 – Indigenous Women Globally (3)

*Except ISPR 475, 476, 477, and 490.

**A week long international trip, usually taken over spring break, is a required component of the course. Additional fees apply.

Semester Abroad Component

All language majors are strongly encouraged to complete at least one semester abroad as a way to immerse themselves in the language and culture. Up to nine credits for advanced language and culture courses may be applied to the major from study abroad.

Total: 33 credits


Inclusive Adolescence Education Dual Major/Concentration in Spanish

Students pursuing teaching certification in inclusive adolescence education (Spanish) may dual major in inclusive adolescence education and Spanish (major requirements as listed above) or they may opt to complete a Spanish concentration. Either choice results in the Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to meeting all of the inclusive adolescence education requirements (40-43 credits: see Inclusive Adolescence Education for details), the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in consultation with the Education Department, has outlined the following courses for the foreign language concentrations which meet the New York state requirement for foreign language certification. Students must earn grades of "C" or higher in all courses in the content area. Note that the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in Spanish is required for either the dual major or the concentration in the language, and the student must obtain a minimum of "Advanced Low" in order to meet graduation requirements.

Requirements

  • LSPN 211 – P5 Intermediate Spanish I (3)*
  • LSPN 212 – P5 Intermediate Spanish II (3)
  • SIX LSPN Electives at the 200 level or above, at least FOUR of which must be at the 300 level or above (15)
  • LSPN 440 – Seminar on Hispanic Studies (3)
  • Choose ONE:
    • A course in a language other than Spanish or English (3)
    • A course taught in English from the Spanish major's Perspectives area (see choices under Spanish major) (3)

Total: 30 credits

*LSPN 211 requires completion of LSPN 112 – P5 Elementary Spanish II, or equivalent proficiency. Students with the ability to begin coursework above the 211 level should consult with the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures for appropriate course substitutions.

A study abroad semester is strongly encouraged. Up to 9 credits for courses taught in Spanish may be applied to the major from study abroad.


Inclusive Childhood Education Dual Major/Concentration in Spanish

Students pursuing teaching certification in inclusive childhood education must declare either a second major or a concentration in a liberal arts field. Either choice results in a Bachelor of Science degree. Inclusive childhood education major who wish to pursue a dual major with Spanish take all of the major requirements as listed above in addition to meeting all of the inclusive childhood education requirements (49-55 credits: see Inclusive Childhood Education for details). If an inclusive childhood education major wishes to complete a concentration in Spanish, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in consultation with the Education Department, has outlined the following courses which meet the New York state requirement for a liberal arts concentration in this field. Students must earn grades of "C" or higher in all courses in the content area.

Requirements

  • LSPN 211 - P5 Intermediate Spanish I (3)*
  • LSPN 212 - P5 Intermediate Spanish II (3)
  • SIX LSPN Electives at the 200 level or above, at least FOUR of which must be at the 300 level or above (15)
  • LSPN 440 - Seminar on Hispanic Studies (3)
  • Choose ONE:
    • A course in a language other than Spanish or English (3)
    • A course taught in English from the Spanish major's Perspectives area (see choices under Spanish major) (3)

Total: 30 credits

*LSPN 211 requires completion of LSPN 112 - P5 Elementary Spanish II, or equivalent proficiency. Students with the ability to begin coursework above the 211 level should consult with the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures for appropriate course substitutions.

A study abroad semester is strongly encouraged. Up to 9 credits for courses taught in Spanish may be applied to the major from study abroad.

Minor in Spanish

A minor in Spanish consists of six Spanish courses (18 credits) with at least one of the courses at or above the 300 level. Only courses taught in Spanish may count toward this minor.

A study abroad semester is strongly encouraged. Up to six credits of coursework taught in Spanish may be applied to the minor from study abroad.

Total: 18 credits

Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.


Minor in Languages and Cultures

The minor program in languages and cultures is flexible enough to be built around the students' personal and professional interests. This minor program serves as an ideal complement to virtually any major at Fisher. It consists of 18 credits and student may choose one of two tracks.

Requirements

Multiple Language Track - 18 credits

  • TWO courses in a single language (other than English)
  • TWO courses in an additional language (other than English)
  • TWO electives selected from the following:
    • Additional courses in the previously chosen languages
    • Additional courses in a third language (other than English)
    • Relevant coursework in other departments as approved by the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Single Language Track - 18 credits

  • THREE courses in a single language (other than English)
  • THREE electives selected from the following:
    • Additional courses in the previously chosen language*
    • Relevant coursework in other departments as approved by the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

*If a student wishes to take a total of six courses (18 credits) taught in Spanish, the student should pursue the Spanish minor. However a student interested in the languages and cultures minor can combine LSPN courses and relevant courses taught in English from other departments as approved by the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

Total: 18 credits

Notes on the Minor in Languages and Cultures

  • A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.
  • A study abroad semester is strongly encouraged. Up to nine credits of coursework may be applied to this minor from study abroad. Any special cases should be referred to the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
  • Given the flexibility of this minor, students should consult with the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in order to receive appropriate advising regarding minor-specific course selection.
  • This minor program is posted to the student transcript as Languages and Cultures.
  • No more than one course used for the Spanish major may also be used for this minor.

Minor in Spanish/Latino Culture for Health Professions

See Spanish/Latino Culture for Health Professions.


Note: The program requirements listed are for the current academic year. Past and future program requirements may differ. Visit the catalog website to access current and past catalogs.