Spanish Program

Columbia College's comprehensive major in Spanish adheres to the State and National Standards established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Graduates have marketable skills that lead them into such fields as business, public affairs, and community service. Many students go into graduate programs and professional schools to pursue teacher certification, advanced studies in literature, and law. A minor in Spanish is also available for students who wish to develop their linguistic and cultural competency beyond the General Education requirements. With the goal of contributing actively to one’s global awareness as a responsible world citizen, the minor is designed to complement and augment other fields of study.

The Spanish Program coordinates study abroad opportunities in Salamanca, Spain and Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Students may study abroad for a semester or a summer session. Majors and minors have taken advantage of this experience and found it to be life-changing personally and an unmatched means of developing communicative and cultural competence.

Major in Spanish 

Minor in Spanish

 

Majoring in Spanish at Columbia College

Spanish major at Columbia College provides students with a wide knowledge of the language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world.A Spanish major provides students with a greatly enriched view of the world around them as well as Spanish language skills that will prove useful in many professional occupations.  With its emphases on speaking, writing, creative and analytical thought, the Spanish major prepares students for professional schools, including law, business, education, medicine, and for work in professions such as law, teaching, business, management, and publishing.

A Spanish Major prepares students for non-teaching positions in which the knowledge and skill of Spanish are required. The need for educated professionals with strong foreign language skills has taken on great importance in South Carolina as the state’s demographics and economy have changed. The growth in the Hispanic population and the number of international companies based in the state drive the demand for second-language speaking employees. Columbia College majors in Spanish enjoy opportunities for full participation in a multi-cultural arena. 

Program Components

Requirements for a Major in Spanish (B.A. degree): 37 [1] semester hours in Spanish:

Requirements:

Spanish 222, 250, 310, 340, 341, 399LS

The specific required courses include 6 semester hours from:

Span316, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Span351, Discovering Culture through Film

Span375, The Short Story in Spain & Spanish America

Span420, Archetypes in Spanish and Spanish-American Literature

Span451,Hispanic Women Writers

Span452, Modern Spanish Prose & Poetry

Span460, Contemp Spanish-American Authors

Span465;From the Page to the Stage: Performing Hispanic Theatre

6 semester hours chosen from:

Span312, Spanish in the Community

Span365, Intro to Methods of Teaching Languages

Span370, Internship

Span481,Introduction to Translation

Span485; Spanish for the Professions and International Affairs

6 semester hours chosen from:

Any course numbered 300 or higher except 305.



[1]Students who place in Spanish 250 are not required to take Spanish 222 and are required to take only thirty-four hours for the major. Students who place above Spanish 250 are not required to take Spanish 222 or 250 and are required to take only thirty-one hours for the major.

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Minoring in Spanish at Columbia College

     Program Description and Rationale

A Spanish Minor prepares students for positions in which the knowledge and skill of Spanish are required. Columbia College minors in Spanish enjoy opportunities for full participation in a multi-cultural arena.

         Who is the minor recommended for?

The growth in the Hispanic population and the number of international companies based in the state drive the demand for second-language speaking employees.   The need for educated professionals with strong bilingual skills has taken on great importance in South Carolina as the growth in the Hispanic population and the number of international companies based in the state drive the demand.

        Program Components

      Requirements for a Minor in Spanish:18 semester hours of Spanish courses numbered 221 and above.

Students who place in Spanish 222 are not required to take Spanish 221 and are required to take only 15 hours for the minor.

Students who place in Spanish 250 are not required to take Spanish 222 and are required to take only 12 hours for the minor.

Students who placed above Spanish 250 are not required to take Spanish 250 and are required to take only 9 hours for the minor.

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