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Spanish

The second-most widely spoken language in the world, Spanish is a key that opens as many doors in the United States as it does in any of the 21 countries in which it’s the official language. Few other foreign languages enable its bilingual speakers to so immediately connect, interact and discover opportunities (both professional and personal) in the world around them.

The world is your classroom...

As with any foreign language, students are encouraged to learn through immersion, and that means travel! A student can earn Spanish credit abroad as a part of his or her degree program. Students can join MTSU Spanish faculty on an annual immersion program in Cuba, or study Spanish in Mexico, Costa Rica or Spain. Their options are not limited to these trips—with a little extra planning and footwork, a student can also design his or her own unique study abroad experience.

Leaping language barriers

Almost any job that calls for communicating with a wide range of people will have good reason to employ someone with Spanish-speaking skills. This is especially true in fields related to education and customer/client service fields. For example, after earning her B.A. in Spanish at MTSU in 2005, Sarafina Croft went on to complete her Master’s degree in Secondary Education at Vanderbilt University and now works as a training specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Besides opening up a host of career opportunities in traditional foreign language fields (teaching, interpreting, etc.), fluency in Spanish is the ultimate “add-on” skill, often catapulting a job seeker ahead of all other competition in industries as diverse as business, law, and government.

Examples include

  • Bilingual customer support
  • Bilingual educator
  • College professor
  • Court interpreter
  • Cultural attaché
  • Cultural events coordinator
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Foreign service officer
  • Immigration officer
  • International account manager
  • Interpreter
  • Proofreader
  • Translator
  • Travel agent
  • Travel guide

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Department of Children's Services
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of State

The major in Foreign Languages has four concentrations—FrenchGerman, Japanese, and Spanish—and leads to either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Minors are offered in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Courses in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Kurdish, Latin, Portuguese, and Russian are available.

Interdisciplinary minors coordinated through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures include Classical Studies, Early Modern European Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistic Studies, and Portuguese Studies.

Students in Spanish can study abroad in Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, or Spain in a variety of arrangements for a semester or a full year. Living with a host family allows immersion in the culture and improvement in communication skills.

Students wishing to teach in elementary and secondary schools need to seek licensure in a foreign language. This requires the equivalent of a major in that language (Spanish, French, or German); FL4500 Introduction to Teaching a Foreign Language; and a minor in Education.

Graduate students may pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T).

Spanish (B.A.) Spanish (B.S.) Spanish Teacher Licensure 


Foreign Languages, Spanish Concentration, B.A.

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
615-898-5024
Soraya Nogueira, program coordinator
Soraya.Nogueira@mtsu.edu
 

A major in Foreign Languages with a Spanish concentration consists of 35 semester hours (excluding 1010) and must include at least 20 hours of upper-division work. Before beginning the junior year, the student should file a degree plan with his or her advisor.

Academic Maps

Following are printable, suggested four-year schedules of courses:

Foreign Languages, Spanish, B.A., Academic Map  

Foreign Languages, Spanish (Study Abroad), B.A., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements include Communication, History, Humanities, and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education course is recommended for this major:

  • HUM 2610

Major Requirements (35 hours)

  • SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or advanced placement. A continuation of materials introduced in SPAN 1010.

  • SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish  6 credit hours  (only 3 credit hours counted toward degree)

    SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish

    6 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. SPAN 1040 counts as combined credit for SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020.

  • SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1020, SPAN 1040, or advanced placement. A review of Spanish grammar with reading and oral exercises designed to improve the ability to understand the written and spoken language.

  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 4000-level 6 credit hours
  • SPAN upper-division electives 14 credit hours

Minor (15-18 hours)

Electives (23-26 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

Curriculum: Foreign Languages, Spanish

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics 3 credit hours

 

  • SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I  3 credit hours  AND

    SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking Spanish with an emphasis on conversation.

  • SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or advanced placement. A continuation of materials introduced in SPAN 1010.

  • SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish

    6 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. SPAN 1040 counts as combined credit for SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

Choose 6 hours from the following:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

Sophomore

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA)

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Minor courses 6 credit hours
  • General elective 3 credit hours
  • SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1020, SPAN 1040, or advanced placement. A review of Spanish grammar with reading and oral exercises designed to improve the ability to understand the written and spoken language.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

Junior

  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 3000 2 credit hours or an upper-division, 3-hour Spanish elective
  • Minor courses 6 credit hours
  • SPAN 3000-4000 level course 3 credit hours
  • General electives 13 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

  • SPAN 4000-level electives 6 credit hours
  • SPAN 3000-4000 level electives 9 credit hours
  • Minor courses 6 credit hours
  • General electives 7 credit hours

Subtotal: 28 Hours


Foreign Languages, Spanish Concentration, B.S.

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
615-898-5024
Soraya Nogueira, program coordinator
Soraya.Nogueira@mtsu.edu
 

A Foreign Languages major with a Spanish concentration consists of 35 semester hours (excluding 1010) and must include at least 20 hours of upper-division work. Before beginning the junior year, the student should file a degree plan with his or her advisor.

Academic Maps

Following are printable, suggested four-year schedules of courses:

Foreign Languages, Spanish, B.S., Academic Map  

Foreign Languages, Spanish (Study Abroad), B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education course is recommended for this major:

  • HUM 2610

Major Requirements (35 hours)

  • SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or advanced placement. A continuation of materials introduced in SPAN 1010.

  • SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish  6 credit hours  (only 3 credit hours counted toward degree)

    SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish

    6 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. SPAN 1040 counts as combined credit for SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020.

  • SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1020, SPAN 1040, or advanced placement. A review of Spanish grammar with reading and oral exercises designed to improve the ability to understand the written and spoken language.

  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 4000-level 6 credit hours
  • SPAN upper-division electives 14 credit hours

Minor 1 (15-18 hours)

Minor 2 (15-18 hours)

Electives (8-14 hours)

Total hours in program: 120

 

Curriculum: Foreign Languages, Spanish

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics 3 credit hours
  • SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I  3 credit hours  AND

    SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking Spanish with an emphasis on conversation.

  • SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or advanced placement. A continuation of materials introduced in SPAN 1010.

  • SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish  6 credit hours  (Only 3 hours may be counted toward the degree.)

    SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish

    6 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. SPAN 1040 counts as combined credit for SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020.

Choose 6 hours from the following:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

 

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Minor courses 9 credit hours
  • SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1020, SPAN 1040, or advanced placement. A review of Spanish grammar with reading and oral exercises designed to improve the ability to understand the written and spoken language.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

 

Junior

 

  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 3000 - Group Conversational Spanish  1 credit hour credit hours  (2 credit hours) or an upper-division, 3 -hour Spanish elective

    SPAN 3000 - Group Conversational Spanish

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Conducted entirely in Spanish by a native speaker and designed to improve students' ability to converse fluently. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit for the major; does not count for the minor. Pass/Fail.

  • Minor courses 12 credit hours
  • SPAN 3000-4000 level course 3 credit hours
  • General electives 5 credit hours

Subtotal: 28 Hours

 

Senior

  • SPAN 4000-level electives 6 credit hours
  • SPAN 3000-4000 level electives 9 credit hours
  • Minor courses 15 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 


Foreign Languages, Spanish Teacher Licensure, B.S.

Students seeking a license to teach a foreign language in secondary schools (grades 7-12) must complete (1) a major in the language they intend to teach; (2) FL 4500 Introduction to Teaching Foreign Languages; (3) a minor; and (4) the Secondary Education Minor. Each student must pass an oral interview in the target language at the high intermediate level.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Foreign Languages, Spanish Teacher Licensure, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education course is recommended for this major:

  • HUM 2610

Major Requirements (38 hours)

  • SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or advanced placement. A continuation of materials introduced in SPAN 1010.

  • SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish  6 credit hours  (only 3 credit hours counted toward degree)

    SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish

    6 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. SPAN 1040 counts as combined credit for SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020.

  • SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1020, SPAN 1040, or advanced placement. A review of Spanish grammar with reading and oral exercises designed to improve the ability to understand the written and spoken language.

  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 4000-level 6 credit hours
  • SPAN upper-division 14 credit hours
  • FL 4500 - Introduction to Teaching Foreign Languages

    3 credit hours

    Introduces students who plan to teach a foreign language in elementary or secondary schools to a variety of approaches and instructional methods.

Secondary Education Minor (30 hours)

Please see Secondary Education Minor for additional information.

Minor (15 hours)

Total hours in program: 124 (15-hour minor)

 

Curriculum, Foreign Languages, Spanish Teacher Licensure

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I  3 credit hours  (by FLL Placement exam or AP)

    SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1020, SPAN 1040, or advanced placement. A review of Spanish grammar with reading and oral exercises designed to improve the ability to understand the written and spoken language.

  • Mathematics 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours

 

Choose 6 hours from the following:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

 

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish  3 credit hours  

    SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

  • SPAN 3000 - Group Conversational Spanish  1 credit hour credit hours  *

    SPAN 3000 - Group Conversational Spanish

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Conducted entirely in Spanish by a native speaker and designed to improve students' ability to converse fluently. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit for the major; does not count for the minor. Pass/Fail.

  • YOED 2500 - Planning and Assessment

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Completion of 45 semester hours and admission to Teacher Education. Offers preparation for planning instruction, assessing student learning, and understanding how classroom assessment and standardized testing should impact instruction. Introduces education policy, professionalism, and theory which informs students as they enter and practice the profession. Field experience required.

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (2 rubrics) 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Minor courses 6 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours

Subtotal: 32 Hours

 

Junior

 

  • SPAN 3000 - Group Conversational Spanish  1 credit hour credit hours  *

    SPAN 3000 - Group Conversational Spanish

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Conducted entirely in Spanish by a native speaker and designed to improve students' ability to converse fluently. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit for the major; does not count for the minor. Pass/Fail.

  • YOED 3000 - Classroom Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: YOED 2500 with grade of B or better and admission to Teacher Education. Introduces a variety of classroom management strategies and techniques that will foster a positive learning environment in the classrooms. Provides an overview of behavior management models, theories, and research as a foundation for classroom practice. Facilitates, through the use of field experiences, the analysis of school-wide policies/procedures and insight on real life classroom management expectations of the first-year teacher.

  • YOED 3300 - Problem-Based Instructional Strategies

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: YOED 2500 with grade of B or better and admission to Teacher Education. Offers preparation for students to develop and present instructional strategies that frame curriculum content in problem-solving contexts. Field experience in a public school setting required.

  • SPAN 4000-level elective 3 credit hours
  • SPAN 3000-4000 level electives 12 credit hours
  • Minor courses 12 credit hours

Subtotal: 34 Hours

 

Senior

 

  • SPAN 4000-level elective 3 credit hours
  • FL 4500 - Introduction to Teaching Foreign Languages

    3 credit hours

    Introduces students who plan to teach a foreign language in elementary or secondary schools to a variety of approaches and instructional methods.

  • YOED 4030 - Residency I: Grades 7-12

    9 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; successful completion of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300 with a grade of B or better; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.5; and senior standing. A school-based clinical experience in a problem-based learning format.

    NOTE: All students must obtain a grade of B or better in this course to move forward to Residency II.

  • YOED 4400 - Residency II  12 credit hours  

    YOED 4400 - Residency II

    12 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; successful completion (with grade of B or better) of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300, YOED 4020,YOED 4030, or YOED 4040; passing score(s) on the specialty area exam(s) of Praxis II; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.50; and senior standing. A full-day, full-semester supervised teaching experience in a public school classroom. Pass/Fail grading.

Subtotal: 27 Hours

 

NOTE:

*An upper-division, 3-hour Spanish elective can be taken in the place of these 2 hours.

Watson Ambruster IV
Lecturer of Spanish
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Dr. Oscar Diaz-Ortiz
Professor
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Rita Maisonneuve
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Theresa McBreen
Associate Professor | Graduate Director
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Dr. Deborah Mistron
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Dr. Richard E. Morris
Professor
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Dr. Soraya Nogueira
Associate Professor
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Dr. Nuria Novella
Professor
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Dr. Jason Lee Pettigrew
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Luciana Trindade Prestes
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Spanish

SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I
3 credit hours

A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking Spanish with an emphasis on conversation.

SPAN 1015 - Spanish for Concrete and Construction Management
3 credit hours

Introduces basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar with specific emphasis on facilitating communication, improving productivity, and promoting safety in the concrete and construction work environment. Cannot be used as prerequisite for SPAN 1020. Open only to majors and minors in Concrete Industry Management and Construction Management Technology.

SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or advanced placement. A continuation of materials introduced in SPAN 1010.

SPAN 1035 - Introduction to Medical Spanish
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Two years of high school language or equivalent recommended. An online introduction to the linguistic and cultural skills needed  to work with Spanish-speaking patients in a healthcare setting.

SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish
6 credit hours

A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. SPAN 1040 counts as combined credit for SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020.

SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 1020, SPAN 1040, or advanced placement. A review of Spanish grammar with reading and oral exercises designed to improve the ability to understand the written and spoken language.

SPAN 2020 - Intermediate Spanish II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 2010 or advanced placement. A continuation of SPAN 2010.

SPAN 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
3 credit hours

(Same as PS 2105, SOC 2105, ART 2105, ANTH 2105, GEOG 2105.) A multidisciplinary, team-taught introduction to Latin America. Covers the cultures and societies of the region: pre-history, history, geography, politics, art, languages, and literatures. Required course for all Latin American Studies minors. Does not count for Spanish major or minor.

SPAN 3000 - Group Conversational Spanish
1 credit hour credit

Conducted entirely in Spanish by a native speaker and designed to improve students' ability to converse fluently. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit for the major; does not count for the minor. Pass/Fail.

SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

SPAN 3015 - Contemporary Cuba
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Taught in Cuba. Explores Cuban life and culture through history, education, health, economics, politics, art, society, music, and language. Credit may not be applied toward the major or minor in Spanish but may be counted toward the minor in Latin American Studies.

SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.

SPAN 3030 - Business Spanish
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or SPAN 3020 or equivalent. Native speakers should consult with instructor. The linguistic and cultural skills necessary to conduct business in a Spanish-speaking setting.

SPAN 3035 - Spanish for Medical Professions
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010 and SPAN 3020 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. The linguistic and cultural skills to work with Spanish-speaking patients in a healthcare setting.

SPAN 3040 - Intensive Conversational Spanish
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010 or SPAN 3020. Intensive conversation practice in simulated and real-life situations.

SPAN 3050 - Introduction to Hispanic Studies
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or permission of instructor. Introduction to specialized study in three areas of Hispanic studies: language, culture, and literature.

SPAN 3060 - Introduction to Hispanic Culture
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or permission of instructor. Peninsular Spanish culture focusing on the geography, history, social institutions, values, and beliefs.

SPAN 3070 - Introduction to Latin American Civilizations and Cultur
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or permission of instructor. Historical and cultural overview of Latin America from its early pre-Columbian origins to this region's dynamic realities in the twenty-first century.

SPAN 3075 - Introduction to Mexican Cultures
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3020 or permission of instructor. Introduces various aspects of Mexican cultures, including pre-Colombian cultures, indigenous cultures, arts, literature, music, cinema, folklore, and regional artesanias (crafts). Additional focus on the process of the formation of a national identity and on contemporary political, economic, and cultural issues. Course conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 3080 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3020 or permission of instructor. Acquaints students with a basic knowledge of literary criticism and theory through the study of representative works from both Spanish and Spanish-American literature.

SPAN 3120 - Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or equivalent or instructor permission. A practical introduction to phonetic principles involved in achieving native-sounding Spanish pronunciation, including sounds, stress, intonation, and smooth speech styles. Native Spanish speakers or students with native-like Spanish pronunciation may not take this course for credit without instructor permission.

SPAN 3130 - Grammar and Composition
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, SPAN 3020, or permission of instructor. Review of major concepts of Spanish grammar and intensive practice of writing in Spanish.

SPAN 3990 - Study Abroad
3 to 12 credit hours

Prerequisites: One to two years of language study depending on the program or approval of the instructor. Students will spend at least four weeks in a Spanish-speaking country studying Spanish language, literature, and culture. Students may earn credits in study abroad programs approved by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

SPAN 4010 - History of the Spanish Language
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Traces the historical development of Spanish from Latin. Students also become familiar with the characteristics of Old Spanish.

SPAN 4015 - Advanced Spanish Grammar
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. An in-depth study of problematic grammar structures.

SPAN 4020 - Spanish Literature I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Spanish literature from its beginnings to 1700; emphasis on literary history, styles, and themes. Prose fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and drama included.

SPAN 4030 - Spanish Literature II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Spanish literature from the eighteenth century to the present.

SPAN 4040 - Latin American Literature I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Latin American literature from pre-Columbian times through Romanticism. Prose fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and drama included.

SPAN 4045 - Topics in Hispanic Cinema
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. A cultural study of the peoples and societies of Latin America and Spain through film.

SPAN 4050 - Latin American Literature II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Major works of Latin American literature from the late nineteenth century to the present.

SPAN 4055 - Cervantes' Don Quixote
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Don Quixote in the social, historical, and cultural context of Spanish Renaissance literature.

SPAN 4060 - Special Topics in Hispanic Studies
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Topics selected from specialized fields of language, culture, or literature.

SPAN 4065 - Studies in Hispanic Popular Culture
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Context, critical analysis, and perspectives on contemporary culture studies and practices. Offers preparation for a better understanding of popular culture in Hispanic countries.

SPAN 4070 - Special Topics in Spanish Literature or Culture
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Topics selected from specialized areas of peninsular Spanish literature or culture.

SPAN 4080 - Theory and Practice of Spanish Drama
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Drama theory and participation in a theatrical production.

SPAN 4090 - Special Topics in Latin American Literature or Culture
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Topics selected from specialized areas of Latin American literature or culture.

SPAN 4900 - Directed Readings in Spanish Literature and Culture
1 to 6 credit hours

Prerequisites: 15 hours of Spanish or permission of instructor. Individualized intensive reading in primary and secondary sources relating to a specific topic in Spanish literature or culture.

SPAN 4910 - Directed Readings in Latin American Literature and Cult
1 to 6 credit hours

Prerequisites: 15 hours of Spanish or permission of instructor. Individualized intensive reading in primary and secondary sources relating to a specific topic in Latin American literature or culture.

SPAN 4920 - Spanish for Reading Knowledge
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Graduate Studies or permission of the instructor. For graduate students seeking proficiency in reading Spanish for research purposes. Open to undergraduates seeking to prepare for graduate study. Will not count toward a major or minor in Spanish or the undergraduate foreign language requirement.

Students can participate in study abroad programs which offer intensive Spanish language study in numerous countries through the following programs:

MTSU students can study abroad on a short term program (summer, winter) or a lengthier program (semester, full year).

Contact and Student Information

Betty Woodley
betty.woodley@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2981
Fax | 615-898-5735

JaNet Davis (A-K)
JaNet.Davis@mtsu.edu
615-494-7651 | JH 117

Yuchun Schmidt (L-Z)
Yuchun.Schmidt@mtsu.eduu
615-494-7753 | JH 108

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
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1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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