Major in Spanish

All courses carry three credits, unless otherwise indicated.

Major Requirements (30-36 credits***)
SPA 225 Conversación y Cine (3 credits)
SPA 226 Composición y Lectura (3 credits)
**SPA 321 Advanced Oral Practice (3 credits)
**SPA 323 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
Choose three from SPA 301, 302, 303, 304 (9 credits)
Choose two from SPA 435, 438, 440, 442 (6 credits)
Choose three SPA Electives (9 credits)
Note: Only three credit hours in a culture course taught in English are counted toward the major for non-native speakers; up to six credit hours are counted for native Spanish speakers.

**Required only of students who have not studied abroad.
***The major requirement for native speakers of Spanish is a minimum of 30 credits.

 

Minor in Spanish

Required two Core Courses: (6 credits / 2 courses)

SPA 220 Spanish Conversation I
SPA 226 Spanish Reading and Composition

Choose any four (4) additional Elective Courses such as the following: (12 credits)

SPA 227 Spanish for Heritage Language Speakers (Taught in English)
SPA 301/501 Literature and Civilization of Spain I
SPA 302/502 Literature and Civilization of Spain II
SPA 303/503 Literature and Civilization of Latin America I
SPA 304/504 Literature and Civilization of Latin America II
SPA 305/505 Spanish Translation (Taught in English and Spanish)
SPA 321 Spanish Conversation II
SPA 323 Advanced Spanish and Grammar and Composition
SPA 412/512 Hispanic Cultures in the United States (Taught in English)
SPA 415/515 Repression and Resistance (Taught in English)
SPA 418/518 El Cuento
SPA 425/525 Latina Literature (Taught in English)
SPA 440 20th Century Spanish Literature
SPA 444 20th Century Latin America
SPA 445/545 Literature & Cinema (Taught in English)
HUM 215 International Film

 

Double Major in Spanish and Legal Studies

Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, changing the face of our communities. The justice system is one of many areas in need of professionals who speak Spanish and are familiar with Hispanic cultural backgrounds. The double major in Spanish and legal studies encourages you to combine language and cultural proficiency with an understanding of the legal system.

All courses carry 3 credits, unless otherwise indicated.
(Minimum at Elms College: 31 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.67)

Major Requirements (60-66 credits**)

Legal Studies Requirements (31 credits)
LEG 204 Introduction to Legal Studies I
LEG 205 Introduction to Legal Studies II
LEG 206 Principles of Litigation
LEG 295 Gender and Diversity in the Law
OR
LEG 451 Elder Law
LEG 333 Computer Assisted Legal Research
LEG 334 Interviewing and Alternative Dispute Resolution
LEG 363 Law Office Computer Applications
LEG 455 Advanced Paralegal Seminar
LEG 465 Advanced Research and Writing
LEG 480 Paralegal Internship (4 credits)

Legal Specialty (9 credits)
Choose three (LEG 253-495)

Spanish Requirements (30 – 36 credits*)
(Minimum at Elms College: 15 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.0)

SPA 225 Conversación y cine
SPA 226 Composición y lectura
SPA 302 Literature and Civilization of Spain II
SPA 303 Literature and Civilization of Latin America I
SPA 304 Literature and Civilization of Latin America II
SPA 305 Translation
SPA 321 Advanced Oral Practice
SPA 323 Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPA 412, 415, or 425**
SPA 444 20th Century Latin America**

*To enter the Spanish major, students must prove that they have achieved an intermediate level of proficiency in the language. They can do so by scoring at that level in a language proficiency test or by taking the intermediate level courses SPA 201 and 202, which would also satisfy the language core requirement.
** These courses can also satisfy the literature requirement of the core.

 

Double Major in Spanish and Social Work

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) encourages social workers to develop Spanish-speaking skills to better serve America’s growing Latino population. The social work profession places high value on people who speak Spanish and have an understanding of Hispanic culture. In addition to receiving preference in hiring, bilingual employees typically receive higher wages.

All courses carry 3 credits, unless otherwise indicated.
(Minimum at Elms College: 39 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.5) 7)

Major Requirements (99 credits):

Social Work Courses (69 credits)
SWK 101 Introduction to Social Work
SWK 202 American Government
SWK 204 Human Behavior
SWK 205 Human Behavior II
SWK 301 Social Welfare Policy
SWK 302 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
SWK 303 Mental Health and Illness
SWK 305 Social Research
SWK 307 Social Group Work
SWK 315 Social Work with Communities
SWK 401 Field Practicum (12 credits)
SWK 402 Advanced Practicum
SWK 404 Survey of Social Work Issues
BIO 105 Biology: Human Applications*
ECN 211 Economics I*
HIS 105 American History*
PSY 201 General Psychology*
PSY 202 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences*
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology*
SOC 316 Racial and Ethnic Groups*

*These classes may also be used toward satisfying core curriculum requirements in biology, social sciences, and history.

Spanish Courses for students starting at the conversation/composition level of Spanish proficiency (30 credits)

SPA 225 Conversación y cine
SPA 226 Lectura y composición
SPA 302 Literature and Civilization of Spain II
SPA 303 Literature and Civilization of Latin America I
SPA 304 Literature and Civilization of Latin America II
SPA 305 Translation or Internship
SPA 321 Advanced oral practice
SPA 323 Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPA 412 or 415 or 425 (culture in English)
SPA 444 20th Century Latin America

Spanish Courses for students starting at the intermediate level of Spanish proficiency (30 credits)

Prerequisite to entering major:
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II
These two classes do not count as part of the major.

SPA 225 Conversación y cine
SPA 226 Lectura y composición
SPA 301 Literature and Civilization of Spain I
SPA 302 Literature and Civilization of Spain II
SPA 304 Literature and Civilization of Latin America II
SPA 305 Translation or Internship
SPA 321 Advanced oral practice
SPA 323 Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPA 412 or 415 or 425 (culture in English)
SPA 444 20th Century Latin America