Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Language and Literature Specialization
Why should I study Spanish at Barry University?
The importance of the Spanish language is an undisputed fact in our 21st century global community. Spoken by 400 million people, it is the second language of the Western Hemisphere. It is also the language of more than 22 countries.
At Barry University, Spanish majors will be surrounded by a diverse Hispanic community. Studying Spanish in a region known as the ‘gateway to South America' will provide unprecedented opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in education, business, international affairs, government, law, communication, history and philosophy. And it goes without saying that our students can practice speaking Spanish every day – on and off campus!
The Spanish program at Barry strives for proficiency in four basic skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as a deeper understanding of the Hispanic culture. Just as the Internet has changed the sense of distance between countries around the world, the study of language will further enhance the way we transmit and receive information in all areas of our lives.
Knowing another language will not only expand your range of personal opportunities but will give you important job-related skills and knowledge for that competitive edge in today's job market.
Spanish literature classes are offered to expose students to the major works of Spanish and Hispanic-American literature, and to the philosophical, historical, and cultural background of each work
In addition, all language classes have a required laboratory component, monitored by a specialized instructor.
A minimum grade of C is required in all courses and a 2.5 GPA. If a student earns a grade below C in any of the courses the course must be repeated.
Spanish Language and Literature Specialization
The Spanish language and literature specialization consists of a minimum of 33 credits, including SPA 487 Senior Seminar, after the General Education requirement of 3 credits (according to placement) has been fulfilled; or a minimum of 30 credits for those students who complete a minor or double major in the same foreign language used to satisfy the 3 credits of the General Education requirement.
|SPA 304||Advanced Spanish|
|SPA 307||Advanced Conversation|
|SPA 315||Reading and Text Analysis Techniques|
|SPA 316||Techniques of Written Communication|
|SPA 487||Senior Seminar|
Students will choose 12 credits from the following list of literature and culture courses:
|SPA 333||Spanish Culture|
|SPA 335||Hispanic-American Culture|
|SPA 355||Medieval and Golden Age Literature|
|SPA 356||19th and 20th Century Spanish Literature|
|SPA 360||Early Hispanic-American Literature|
|SPA 361||20th Century Hispanic-American Literature|
|SPA 300||Special Topics|
|SPA 447||Contemporary Hispanic-American Fiction|
The remaining 6 credits must be chosen from any other Spanish course, including SPA 499 internship.