Spanish

Requirements for a Major in Spanish

The Spanish major consists of a total of 11 units, which may include the following courses: SP 107, 111, 112, 231, 232, 310; and a choice of electives in Spanish to obtain 11 units.  Students starting their Spanish studies at a level higher than Sp 107 must take more electives in order to complete the major. One course may be taken in English translation.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

SP 107: (Re) Discovering Spanish: Accelerated Elementary
This fast-paced course is designed exclusively for students with 0–2 years of high school Spanish. Offered spring semester only.

SP 111: Spanish for Life: Intermediate I
Designed for students with 2–3 years of high school instruction or 2 semesters of college Spanish. Native speakers of Spanish must begin their formal college study of the language at the 231-232–level or higher, depending on their background. Offered fall semester only.

Spanish 112: Becoming Global Citizens: Intermediate II
Designed for students who have taken Spanish 111 or have had either 3-4 years of high school instruction or 3 semesters of college Spanish. Native speakers of Spanish must begin their formal college study of the language at the 231-232–level or higher, depending on their background. Offered spring semester only.

Spanish 231: Artistic Adventures: Spanish Composition and Conversation I
This course focuses on speaking and writing skills at the advanced level, while it exposes students to the visual arts in Latin America and Spain. Designed for those who have taken Spanish 112 or possess 4 years of high school experience. Native speakers of Spanish are welcome. Offered fall semester only.

Spanish 232: People and Politics in the Hispanic World: Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II
As a continuation of Spanish 231, this course focuses on more advanced speaking and writing strategies while it exposes students to various historical, political and cultural manifestations in Latin America and Spain. Designed for those who have taken Spanish 231. Native speakers of Spanish are welcome. Offered spring semester only.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A DUAL MAJOR IN SPANISH AND CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, BUSINESS OR NURSING:

The Spanish component for the dual major in Education, Nursing or Business consists of a total of 10 units which may include the following courses: SP 107, 111, 112, 231, 232, 310; and a choice of electives in Spanish to obtain 10 units.

FOUNDATION COURSES:

H: Honors class
W: Writing Intensive
G: Counts toward the Gender Studies Minor
F: Counts towards the Film Studies Major or Minor

 ___ Spanish 107: (Re) Discovering Spanish: Accelerated Elementary

___ Spanish 111: Spanish for Life: Intermediate I (Fall)

___ Spanish 112: Becoming Global Citizens: Intermediate II (Spring)

___ Spanish 231: Artistic Adventures: Composition & Conversation I (Fall)

___ Spanish 232: People and Politics in the Hispanic World: Advanced Composition & Conversation II (Spring)

___ Spanish 310: Voces Hispanas: An Introduction to Literature in Spanish (Fall)

ELECTIVES – UNITS TO BE CHOSEN AMONG THE FOLLOWING:

 ___ Spanish 230: Intimate Stories: The Short Film Genre (F)

 ___ Spanish 234: Introduction to Spanish Translation

___ Spanish 235: Journalism and Creative Writing in the Hispanic World

___ Spanish 241: Spain and its Cultures

___ Spanish 242: Untold Stories: Latin American Culture and Civilization

___ Spanish 314: Topics in Hispanic Cinema (F)

___ Spanish 320: Topics in Modern Peninsular Prose

___ Spanish 323: Contemporary Hispanic Women Writers (G)

___ Spanish 346: A Window on Spain: Peninsular Survey

___ Spanish 347: Love, Madness and Death in Latin American Literature: Latin American Survey

___ Spanish 351: Argentine Literature: Foreigners at Home

___ Spanish 352: Cities in the Hispanic World

___ Spanish 400: Senior Reflective Tutorial: Spanish Expository Writing (W)

___ Spanish 411: Hispanic Drama: Text and Performance

___ Spanish 412: Cloak and Dagger: Cervantes and Lope de Vega

___ Spanish 511: Spanish for Health Care Professionals

___ Spanish 291: Special Topics class

___ Approved Spanish elective classes taken abroad in Latin America or Spain

ELECTIVES IN ENGLISH (only one course taken in English counts towards the major):

___ English 213: Hispanic Literature in English Translation (H, W)

___ Anthropology 234: Land of the Inca: Peru Past and Present

___ Anthropology 236: Cultures of the Caribbean

___ Anthropology 238: Pre-Inca Cultures of the Ancient Andes

 

SENIOR LEARNING COMMUNITY:
The Senior Learning Community in Spanish consists of an upper-level literature/film/culture course taken together with the Senior RFT class (Spanish 400). There are two possible models for the senior program. The first one consists of supervised work in a Hispanic community or in an organization within the Metropolitan area where students would be actively using their Spanish skills. These students will write a research paper in Spanish for the Senior RFT course at the end of the semester. The second model is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate work in Spanish. They will be expected to conduct research at a Spanish cultural institution in Manhattan and write a senior thesis. For both models, there will be a formal research/thesis oral defense at the end of the semester.

 

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:
Spanish majors are required to study abroad. Credit from Wagner-approved study-abroad programs may be used for completing a major in Spanish. In addition to meeting with the Study Abroad Coordinator, students must have their study abroad courses approved by the chair of the department. Studying abroad for a summer or a semester fulfills the Intermediate Learning Community requirement at Wagner (ILC).

Wagner offers students a wide array of study abroad opportunities in Latin America and Spain. For more information, please speak to your Spanish instructor and visit the Center for Intercultural Advancement in Union 204.

Requirements for a Minor in Spanish

A minimum of 6 units in Spanish. Spanish 310 is required for all minors. Students starting their Spanish studies at a level higher than Sp 107 must take more electives in order to complete the minor.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

SP 107: (Re) Discovering Spanish: Accelerated Elementary
This fast-paced course is designed exclusively for students with 0–2 years of high school Spanish. Offered spring semester only.

SP 111: Spanish for Life: Intermediate I
Designed for students with 2–3 years of high school instruction or 2 semesters of college Spanish. Native speakers of Spanish must begin their formal college study of the language at the 231-232–level or higher, depending on their background. Offered fall semester only.

Spanish 112: Becoming Global Citizens: Intermediate II
Designed for students who have taken Spanish 111 or have had either 3-4 years of high school instruction or 3 semesters of college Spanish. Native speakers of Spanish must begin their formal college study of the language at the 231-232–level or higher, depending on their background. Offered spring semester only.

Spanish 231: Artistic Adventures: Spanish Composition and Conversation I
This course focuses on speaking and writing skills at the advanced level, while it exposes students to the visual arts in Latin America and Spain. Designed for those who have taken Spanish 112 or possess 4 years of high school experience. Native speakers of Spanish are welcome. Offered fall semester only.

Spanish 232: People and Politics in the Hispanic World: Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II
As a continuation of Spanish 231, this course focuses on more advanced speaking and writing strategies while it exposes students to various historical, political and cultural manifestations in Latin America and Spain. Designed for those who have taken Spanish 231. Native speakers of Spanish are welcome. Offered spring semester only.

FOUNDATION COURSES:
H: Honors class
W: Writing Intensive
G: Counts toward the Gender Studies Minor
F: Counts towards the Film Studies Major or Minor

___ Spanish 107: (Re) Discovering Spanish: Accelerated Elementary

___ Spanish 111: Spanish for Life: Intermediate I (Fall)

___ Spanish 112: Becoming Global Citizens: Intermediate II (Spring)

___ Spanish 231: Artistic Adventures: Composition & Conversation I (Fall)

___ Spanish 232: People and Politics in the Hispanic World: Advanced Composition & Conversation II (Spring)

___ Spanish 310: Voces Hispanas: An Introduction to Literature in Spanish (Fall) Required

ELECTIVES:

___ Spanish 230: Intimate Stories: The Short Film Genre (F)

___ Spanish 234: Introduction to Spanish Translation

___ Spanish 235: Journalism and Creative Writing in the Hispanic World

___ Spanish 241: Spain and its Cultures

___ Spanish 242: Untold Stories: Latin American Culture and Civilization

___ Spanish 314: Topics in Hispanic Cinema (F)

___ Spanish 320: Topics in Modern Peninsular Prose

___ Spanish 323: Contemporary Hispanic Women Writers (G)

___ Spanish 346: A Window on Spain: Peninsular Survey

___ Spanish 347: Love, Madness and Death in Latin American Literature: Latin American Survey

___ Spanish 351: Argentine Literature: Foreigners at Home

___ Spanish 352: Cities in the Hispanic World

___ Spanish 400: Senior Reflective Tutorial: Spanish Expository Writing (W)

___ Spanish 411: Hispanic Drama: Text and Performance

___ Spanish 412: Cloak and Dagger: Cervantes and Lope de Vega

___ Spanish 511: Spanish for Health Care Professionals

___ Spanish 291: Special Topics class

___ Approved Spanish elective classes taken abroad in Latin America or Spain

 

For further information on the Spanish major/minor:

Dr. Marilyn Kiss: mkiss@wagner.edu

Dr. Margarita Sánchez: msanchez@wagner.edu

Dr. Katica Urbanc: kurbanc@wagner.edu

 

Revised 02/15