Degree Requirements - Spanish

B. A. DEGREE IN SPANISH

GENERAL EDUCATION 43-45
FOUNDATIONS REQUIREMENTS(2) 13
GE 1000 Transition to Kean(1) 1
ENG 1030 College Composition 3
MATH 1010 Foundations of Math 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication as Critical Citizenship(5) 3
GE 2023 Research and Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY/INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS 
Humanities 9
*ENG 2403 World Literature 3
Select two of the following from different areas:
Fine Arts or Art History4 3
Foreign Languages(5) 3
Music or Theater4 3
Philosophy or Religion 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 9
*HIST 1000 History of Civil Society in America 3
Select two of the following from different areas:
Economics or Geography 3
Political Science 3
Psychology 3
Sociology or Anthropology 3
Science and Mathematics 10-11
CPS 1031 Intro to Computers 3
Select two of the following; 
one must be a lab science:
Biology 3, 4
Chemistry or Physics 3, 4
Meteorology 3, 4
Astronomy, Earth Science, or Geology 3, 4
Additional Science Course - ID or one from above
Health and Physical Education 2-3
ID 1225 Issues in Contemporary Health 3
ID 1010 Leisure & Recreation in Multicultural 3
OR
Physical Education 2

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES 6
As determined by major advisor
Two course (six credits) from 1000-2000, in sequence in any other languages offered at Kean University.
OR
Two courses in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 33

REQUIRED COURSES 6
SPAN 3100 Advanced Spanish Composition 3
SPAN 3105 Advanced Spanish Conversation 3
(SPAN 3105 is not open to native speakers of Spanish. Native speakers must substitute another 3000-4000 level SPAN course for this requirement.)

REQUIRED SURVEY COURSES 6
(Program requires a one-semester civilization 
survey and a one-semester literature survey.)
Choose one of the following courses:
SPAN 3210 Spanish Civilization I 3
SPAN 3215 Spanish Civilization II 3
SPAN 3225 Latin American Civilization I 3 
SPAN 3230 Latin American Civilization II 3
Choose one of the following:
SPAN 3200 History of Spanish Literature I 3
SPAN 3205 History of Spanish Literature II 3
SPAN 3250 History of Latin American Literature I 3
SPAN 3255 History of Latin American Literature II 3

GE CAPSTONE COURSE 
SPAN 4700 Seminar in Literature, Culture, or Language 3

MAJOR ELECTIVES 18
Select from 3000-4000 level courses in Spanish

FREE ELECTIVES 40-42
Select with advisement. At least 50% must be at 3000 level or above.

TOTAL 124

(1) Required of all Freshmen and Transfers with fewer than 10 credits.
(2) A grade of C or better is required for all Additional General Education Requirements.
(3) Additional 3-credit course paired with Reading may be required by Required Distribution Course.
(4) Excludes teaching methods courses
(5) The 3 credits for a foreign language are awarded only upon successful completion of two semesters of study at the introductory or intermediate level.
(6) Not required of students with a second major, minor, collateral or professional certification.
(B). A. DEGREE IN SPANISH 
WITH OPTION IN TEACHER CERTIFICATION (K-12) 127
Students choosing this option must make a formal application for admission to the School of Education. Prior to taking education courses, all prerequisites must be met.

GENERAL EDUCATION 

REQUIREMENTS 46-48
FOUNDATIONS REQUIREMENTS(2) 133
GE 1000 Transition to Kean(1) 1
ENG 1030 College Composition(3) 3
MATH 1010 Foundations of Math 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication as Critical Citizenship3 3
GE 2023 Research and Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY/INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS 
Humanities 9
*ENG 2403 World Literature 3
Select courses from two of the following areas:
Fine Arts or Art History 3
Foreign Languages4 3
Music or Theatre 3
Philosophy or Religion 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social Sciences 9
*HIST 1000 History of Civil Society in America 3
Select courses from two of the following areas: 
Economics or Geography 3
Political Science 3
Psychology 1000 3
Sociology or Anthropology 3
Science and Mathematics 10-11
*CPS 1031 3
Select two courses from below. 
One must be a lab science (4)
Biology 4
Chemistry or Physics 4
Meteorology 4
Astronomy, Earth Science, or Geology 4
Additional Science Course 3,4
Health and Physical Education 2-3
ID 1225 Issues in Contemporary 
Health 3
OR
Two ONE-Credit Physical Education courses 2

MAJOR/CAPSTONE 3
SPAN 4700 Seminar in Span Lit/Civ 3

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES2 21
** As determined by major advisor
Two courses (six credits) from 1000-2000, in sequence in any other Languages offered at Kean University (CHIN, FREN, GERM, HEBR, ITAL, POT)
OR
Two courses (six Credits) in the College 
of Humanities and Social Sciences
PSY 2110 Psych of Adolescence 3 
FL 3010 Comparative Phonology 3
SPAN 3125 Contrastive Applied Linguistics 3
SPAN 4100 Spanish Grammar: Morphology, Syntax 3
ID 2955 Disabled Person in American Society 3

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 30

REQUIRED COURSES 6
SPAN 3100 Advanced Spanish Composition 3
SPAN 3105 Advanced Spanish Conversation(for Non-Native Speakers) 3
OR
Substitute 3105 for any SPAN 3000/4000 level course for Native Speakers)

REQUIRED SURVEY COURSES 6
One Civilization from the following:
SPAN 3210 Spanish Civilization I 3
SPAN 3215 Spanish Civilization II 3
SPAN 3225 Latin American Civilization I 3 
SPAN 3230 Latin American Civilization II 3
Choose one of the following:
SPAN 3200 History of Spanish Literature I 3
SPAN 3205 History of Spanish Literature II 3
SPAN 3250 History of Latin American Literature I 3
SPAN 3255 History of Latin American Literature II 3

MAJOR ELECTIVES 18 
(Select 3000- 4000-level courses with a Spanish Department Advisement)

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS & GE CAPSTONE REQUIRES(5) 30
Sophomore Level:
EMSE 2801 Introduction Field 
Experience K-12 3
Junior Level:
EDUC 3000 Curriculum, Evaluation, 
& Learner 3
EDUC 3401 Language Arts/Reading K-12 3
EMSE 3122 Computers in Education 3
EMSE 3250 Spanish K-12 (W-E) 3
EMSE 3801 Junior Field Experience 2
EMSE 3903 Teaching ELL (take w/EMSE 3801) 1
Senior Level:
EMSE 4811 Professional Internship 9
PROFESSIONAL/

GE CAPSTONE COURSE(5)
EDUC 4000 Teacher and Classroom 3

TOTAL 127

(1) Required of all Freshmen and Transfers with fewer than 10 credits
(2) A grade of C or better is required for all Additional Required Courses.
(3) ENG 1030 and COMM 1402 require a grade of B- or better.
(4) Credit granted only upon completion of two semesters of elementary Or immediate foreign language
(5) A maximum of two C’s in all academic major courses. All other grades in academic major courses must be B- or better
(6) A grade of B- or better required for all professional education courses. Except EMSE 3801 and 4801, which require a grade of satisfactory.
Note: See foreign language requirements
* Required Distribution Course or Discipline
** Course required by major

MINOR IN SPANISH

For students wishing to develop their general understanding of literature, writing, and linguistics, or who wish to concentrate in a particular area of Spanish language study, literature, or writing.

REQUIREMENTS 18

REQUIRED COURSES (FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH) 6
SPAN 1101 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 1102 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Prerequisites
SPAN 1102 Basic Spanish II is the prerequisite for Intermediate Spanish I, but the student may have the Department’s permission to wave the prerequisite. Native speakers of Spanish will substitute two 3000-4000 courses for the 6 credits of Intermediate Spanish.

ELECTIVES 12
Four three-credit courses selected from Spanish offerings at the 3000-4000 level, upon departmental advisement

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