Spanish (Major, Minor)

Department of Classical and Modern Foreign Languages Department

Rachel Burk, Ph.D.
Thérèse Marie Dougherty, SSND, Ph.D.
Marcela Valencia, Ph.D.


Associate Faculty in Spanish
Alejandro Sánchez-Aizcorbe, Ph.D.
Marta Izquierdo Robredo, M.A.
Joseph Wieczorek, Ph.D.

Degrees offered

Major
Minor

Campuses

Main Campus
Anne Arundel Community College
College of Southern Maryland (CSM)
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC)
University Center Northeastern Maryland (formerly the HEAT Center)

¡Bienvenidos al programa de español! Learn to speak the third most popular language in the world through individualized attention, integrated technology, and communication-focused coursework. Our students take Spanish from the classroom into the NDMU community and the larger world via study abroad, service learning, language-exchange partners, the Hispanic Culture Club, and internships. ¡Qué aproveche!

Summary

Spanish courses cover essential language structures, practical communication, and cultural learning. Small classes, close relationships with professors, multimedia technology, and interactions with native speakers encourage general education students to speak, write, listen, and read in Spanish while gaining perspectives on the Hispanic world. Majors and minors in Spanish refine their language skills and at the same time immerse themselves in Hispanic literature, history, film, art, and culture, locally and internationally.

The Spanish Major

The Spanish Major requires 33 credit hours (11 courses) beginning at the 200-level. Students who place out of LSP-233 and LSP-234 will take 27 credits (nine courses). All Majors, including native speakers, must take LSP-301 and LSP-302.

Required Courses for The Spanish Major

       Language Skills:

       LSP-233 Spanish for Oral Proficiency (3) 
       LSP-234 Spanish for Written Proficiency (3)
       LSP-301 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition I (3)
       LSP-302 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition II (3)

       Introduction to the Discipline:

       LFN-201 The World of Language (taught in English) (3)
       LSP-258* Readings in Hispanic Literature (taught in Spanish) (3)

*For native speakers who have successfully completed a literature course in English, LSP-258 should be replaced by one 300-level literature course in Spanish.

      Literature:

      One literature course in Spanish at the 300-level (3)

       Culture and Civilization:

       LSP-358 Spanish Culture & Civilization or LSP-359 Latin American Culture & Civilization (3)
       LFN-450 Research Seminar (3)

       Elective Courses:

       One course at the 200- or 300-level (3)
       One 400-level course in linguistics, literature or culture in Spanish (3)

The Spanish Minor

The Spanish Minor requires 21 credit hours (7 courses) beginning at the 200-level. Students who place out of LSP-233 and 234 will take 27 credits (six courses). All Minors, including native speakers, must take LSP-301 and LSP-302.

Required Courses for The Spanish Minor

       Language Skills:

       LSP-233 Spanish for Oral Proficiency (3) 
       LSP-234 Spanish for Written Proficiency (3)
       LSP-301 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition I (3)
       LSP-302 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition II (3)

       Introduction to the Discipline:

       LFN-201 The World of Language (taught in English) (3)
       LSP-258* Readings in Hispanic Literature (taught in Spanish) (3)

*For native speakers who have successfully completed a literature course in English, LSP-258 should be replaced by one 300-level literature course in Spanish.

       Culture and Civilization:

       LSP-358 Spanish Culture & Civilization or LSP-359 Latin American Culture & Civilization (3)