effective date for concentration change:
September 3, 2002 | previous
effective date for Honors concentration: September 3, 2002
effective date for TC: March 22, 2001 | previous
May be elected as a departmental concentration
A concentration in Spanish allows students considerable
flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence
in the language and a basic knowledge of Hispanic cultures and
literatures. Students with primary interests in literature, linguistics,
or cultural studies may refer to the Romance Languages web page,
for suggested course-sequences in each area. All students should
consult with a concentration advisor to develop a program of
study that best corresponds to their interests and career plans.
Prerequisites to concentration: SPANISH
275 and 276. For eligible students, SPANISH 290, Spanish for
Heritage Language Learners, may be substituted for 275. Students
who complete 290 will also be exempted from 276 if they go on
to complete SPANISH 310, Advanced Grammar and Composition.
Both prerequisites, SPANISH 275 and 276, will be waived for Residential
College students who complete one RCCORE 324 readings course
in Spanish. Students who complete a second RCCORE 324 course
will receive concentration credit for a Spanish elective at the
Concentration Program: Thirty approved credits
at the 300 and 400 levels. At least 15 of those credits must
be taken at the 400-level. Specific course selections must include
two literature courses at the 300 level (6 credits) and two literature
courses at the 400 level (six credits). Other courses, or "electives
in Spanish," may be selected in Hispanic culture, linguistics,
and film. Approved courses in other fields, if taught in Spanish,
may also count as electives in Spanish (such courses are typically
taken abroad). One approved, optional cognate course (3 credits),
taught in English in the area of Hispanic studies, is allowed.
Students should consult a concentration advisor and develop a
balanced program of study that includes the cultural production
of various countries and historical periods.
Residence requirement: A minimum of 15 of
the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or
through a study abroad program affiliated with the University
Honors Concentration. Qualified students
holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a Spanish concentration GPA
of 3.7 may apply to the Honors program in Spanish at the beginning
of the junior year. To apply students must submit a copy of their
transcript, a one-page statement of purpose, and a sample essay
in Spanish. After reviewing the materials, the Honors advisor
will interview the applicant to discuss his/her interests and
objectives. To graduate with an Honors concentration, a student
must complete the normal concentration requirements in Spanish
along with the following requirements:
- One additional course in SPANISH
(3 credits) at the 400 level.
- Composition of a thesis in Spanish (a minimum
of 40 pages). The thesis may consist of a critical study relating
to Hispanic literature/culture, a creative writing project, or
a multi-media project (in which case the page requirement may
not apply). The research, planning, and execution will take place
during two academic terms. After choosing a faculty member to
direct the thesis, the student will enroll in SPANISH 490 and
begin researching and drafting the thesis. By the end of the
term in which the student elects SPANISH 490, the student will
submit for a grade a complete bibliography and a prospectus.
In the following academic term the student will enroll in SPANISH
491 and complete the thesis. SPANISH 490 and 491 will count within
the seven course sequence of 400-level courses for the Honors
- A presentation and discussion
of the thesis with the director and one or two other faculty
members at the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH
491. The Honors student has the option of inviting other students
to the event.
Teaching Certificate: Candidates for a secondary
school teaching certificate should study the general information
about requirements which appears under the Teacher Certification
Program in this Bulletin.
A teaching major in Spanish requires 30 credits
beyond SPANISH 276. From 9 to 12 credits must be selected at
the 300 level, including at least 3 credits in literature and
a culture/civilization course (SPANISH 340 or 341). The remaining
18 to 21 credits must be selected at the 400 level, including
two linguistics courses (chosen among SPANISH 405, 410, 411,
and 414). SPANISH 413 must be elected as EDCURINS 455 and will
not count as part of the 30 required Spanish credits.
Advising. Advising appointments are scheduled
at 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 647-2230.
Study Abroad Program. The University of
Michigan sponsors semester/year abroad programs at host universities
in Latin America and Spain: Santiago, Chile; Quito, Ecuador;
Granada, Spain; and Seville, Spain. In addition, the university
sponsors summer abroad programs in Salamanca, Spain, and in Guanajuato,
Mexico. Information about these programs is available at the
Office of International Programs, G513 Michigan Union, (734)
764-4311. See also the chapter "International Programs"
in this Bulletin. For information on study abroad programs
sponsored by other universities, as well as guidelines for choosing
programs, refer to the Romance Language web page, http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/.
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