Academic Catalog

World Languages & Cultures

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Majors

Spanish Major

Minors

Spanish Minor

Teacher Licensure

Endorsement in Spanish (PreK-12)

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers a proficiency-oriented program, which is designed for students who want to increase their language skills and expand their knowledge of the culture and literature from the various areas where the language is spoken. We offer a major and a minor in Spanish. Our majors study a core of courses designed to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills along with cultural sensitivity and knowledge. Students supplement the core with courses best suited to their future plans.

A Spanish major is an excellent basis for graduate study in many fields, and there is also currently a strong demand for world language teachers. In addition, many of our majors and minors study a world language as a type of “value-added” component to their studies in another field. As a result, alumni of Bridgewater’s world languages and cultures program are using their language skills in the fields of business, social work, government service, medicine and education. The study of a world language not only enriches a student’s liberal arts education through the understanding and appreciation of another culture and language, but also provides a practical skill for employment in the global community.

General Education

The College's general education requirement of courses in world cultures through language can be met by completing one course in world language at the 102, 201 or 202 level (3 credits).  A placement credit for 202 in a world language course will exempt a student from this requirement.

Spanish Majors

A major in Spanish consists of a minimum of 30–36 credit hours, depending on placement. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken in courses numbered 300 or above, and a semester in a study abroad program or equivalent, usually in the student’s junior year, is strongly recommended.

Spanish Major

Degree Type Offered: B.A. Major

Requires the bachelor of arts degree. All majors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test, or complete SPAN-201–202 in order to begin the 30 hours of advanced work required. Twenty-four hours of advanced work must be taken on campus. The remaining 6 credits may include study abroad courses. Consists of 30–36 hours, depending on placement: SPAN-201 and SPAN-202 or placement at the advanced level.

Both of the following :

SPAN-310 The Structure of Spanish

-and-

SPAN-315 Special Topics in Writing

One of the following :

SPAN-320 Advanced Conversation and Diction

-or-

SPAN-325 Art of Conversation

Both of the following :

SPAN-340 Spanish Culture and Civilization

-and-

SPAN-345 Latin American Culture and Civilization

One of the following :

SPAN-401 Spanish Literature

-or-

SPAN-402 Latin American Literature

And 6 credits of electives from SPAN courses numbered 300 or above; plus 6 additional credits from study abroad or other Spanish-language experience at the advanced level.

Spanish Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

All minors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test or complete SPAN-201–202 in order to begin the 21 hours of advanced work required. The Spanish minor consists of 21–27 credit hours depending on placement and consists of:

Both of the following:

SPAN-310 The Structure of Spanish

-and-

SPAN-315 Special Topics in Writing

One of the following :

SPAN-320 Advanced Conversation and Diction

-or-

SPAN-325 Art of Conversation

One of the following :

SPAN-340 Spanish Culture and Civilization

-or-

SPAN-345 Latin American Culture and Civilization

One of the following :

SPAN-401 Spanish Literature

-or-

SPAN-402 Latin American Literature

And 6 credits in electives from SPAN courses numbered 300 or above.

Endorsement in Spanish (PreK-12)

Degree Type Offered: Teacher Licensure

Requires the same education course sequence as for secondary licensure.  Refer to the Teacher Education Program.

English as a Second Language-ESL (PreK-12) Add-On Endorsement

For ESL endorsement, the following courses are required in addition to the major and the education courses listed for either the elementary or secondary licensure.

COMM-100 Oral Communication

EDUC-330 Early Literacy

EDUC-332 Intermediate Literacy

-or-

EDUC-334 Literacy in the Context Area

ENG-110 Effective Writing

ENG-300 Linguistics

EDUC-215 Diversity in the Classroom

EDUC-307 Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques for ESL Endorsement

EDUC-406 Curriculum and Instruction Elem Class Elementary Classroom

FREN/SPAN 6 credits

ENG/FREN/SPAN-317 ESL and World Language Teaching

EDUC-460 Professional ESL Student Teaching

EDUC-465 Professional Student Teaching for Dual ESL Endorsement

Courses

FREN-101 Elementary French I

FREN-102 Elementary French II

FREN-201 Intermediate French I

FREN-202 Intermediate French I

FREN-300 Special Cultural Topics in English

FREN-305X French Life and Cultures

FREN-307 Cultural Memory of the World Wars

FREN-308 Francophone Cultural Studies

FREN-310 Advanced Grammar and Composition

FREN-315 Special Topics in Writing

FREN-317 ESL and World Language Teaching

FREN-320 Advanced Conversation & Diction

FREN-325 Art of Conversation

FREN-330 Special Topics in Conversation

FREN-335W French Literature in Translation

FREN-340 French Culture and Civilization

FREN-345 Modern French Cultures

FREN-350 Special Topics in Culture

FREN-355 Special Topics in Fine Arts

FREN-360E Introduction to French Thought

FREN-401W Survey of French Literature I

FREN-402W Survey of French Literature II

FREN-403W Survey of Francophone Literature

FREN-410 Special Topics in Literature

FREN-480X Internship

FREN-490 Independent Study

FREN-491 Research

FREN-499 Honors Project

GER-101 Elementary German I

GER-102 Elementary German II

GER-201 Intermediate German I

GER-202 Intermediate German II

GER-224W Introduction to German Studies

GER-300 Special Topics in English

GER-305X German-Speaking Cultures

GER-334W German Literature in Translations

GER-434 German Culture Through Film

GER-490 Independent Study

GER-491 Research

LANG-101 Exploration of World Languages I

LANG-102 Exploration of World Languages II

LANG-201 Exploration of World Languages III

LANG-202 Exploration of World Languages IV

SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I

SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II

SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN-300 Special Cultural Topics in English

SPAN-301X Hispanic Migrations Through Film and Literature

SPAN-304X Peruvian Life and Culture

SPAN-305 Culture of Costa Rica

SPAN-306 Culture of Mexico

SPAN-307X Cuban Life & Culture

SPAN-308X Spanish Life and Culture

SPAN-309X Argentinean Life and Culture

SPAN-310 The Structure of Spanish

SPAN-315 Special Topics in Writing

SPAN-316X Spanish Translation for the Professions

SPAN-317 ESL and World Language Teaching

SPAN-320 Advanced Conversation and Diction

SPAN-325 Art of Conversation

SPAN-330 Special Topics in Conversation

SPAN-340 Spanish Culture and Civilization

SPAN-345 Latin American Culture and Civilization

SPAN-350 Special Topics in Culture

SPAN-351 Latin American Science Fiction

SPAN-352W Hispanic Masculinities

SPAN-353 Spanish in the United States

SPAN-355 Special Topics in Fine Arts

SPAN-356 Hispanic Cinema

SPAN-401 Spanish Literature

SPAN-402 Latin American Literature

SPAN-410 Special Topics in Literature

SPAN-480X Internship

SPAN-490 Independent Study

SPAN-491 Research

SPAN-499 Honors Project