Spanish Language and Culture
The Spanish language, though in various dialects, is spoken across the country and throughout the world. Thus, a deep understanding of this language and the cultures from which it originates is a vital part of a global perspective, and is of value in a wide range of professions.
The Spanish language and culture major offers graduates tools that can be used in almost any profession, in this country or beyond. The widespread influence of Spanish demands professionals in all fields-marketing, educations, community leadership, ministry and much, much more!
While many Spanish programs focus solely on the language, the Spanish language and culture major at FPU offers a choice of focus through two emphases:
For students whose primary language is Spanish, and for students who have studied Spanish in Latin America or Spain and speak the language fluently, a personalized major or minor may be discussed with the program director.
Students must select from one of the emphases listed.
General Education or Other Prerequisites (3 Courses, 11 Units)
- LIT-180 Introduction to Literature (3)
- SPAN -100 Elementary Spanish (4)*
- SPAN -105 Intermediate Spanish (4)*
- SPAN-200 Intermediate Spanish I (4)*
- SPAN-205 Intermediate Spanish II (4)*
- *or demonstrated proficiency
Required Courses (8 Courses, 25 Units)
- HIST -410 Latin American History and Religious Thought (4)
- SPAN -300 Advanced Spanish (3)
- SPAN -305 Composition and Conversation in Spanish (3)
- SPAN -310 Literary Spanish: Prose (3)
- or SPAN-315 Literary Spanish: Poetry (3)
- SPAN -320 History of Spanish Language (3)
- SPAN -325 Formal Spanish Oral Communication (3)
- SPAN -440 Spanish Literature (3)
- SPAN -445 Latin American Literature (3)
Students who are interested in teaching Spanish language in secondary schools can meet the competency requirement by passing the CSET exam in Spanish. Information regarding these exams is available in the School of Education. Currently the university does not offer a subject matter major in Spanish.