Bachelor of Arts
The Spanish program offers students the opportunity to master the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Each course is designed to encourage active participation of each language skill and an understanding of and appreciation for the various countries that use Spanish as their first language.
Those who know and use the Spanish language will have an advantage in almost any field that they may choose. Mastery of the Spanish language will prepare students for a variety of professions in fields such as education, social work, business, law, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, communication, health care, and nursing.
Those students with sufficient experience or background in Spanish are encouraged to begin coursework at the 2000-level. The Elementary Spanish I course (SPN-1120 Elementary Spanish I) and Elementary Spanish II course (SPN-1220 Elementary Spanish II) do not count as part of the credits earned toward a major, but can be used for the Spanish minor.
|SPN-2200||Intermediate Spanish I||4|
|SPN-2300||Intermediate Spanish II||4|
|SPN-3200||Advanced Spanish: Conversation and Phonetics||4|
|SPN-4990||Spanish Capstone Seminar||4|
|Select 4 semester hours of the following:||4|
|Language and Community Immersion|
|Travel Study in Spanish|
|Select 12 semester hours of the following:||12|
|Conversation and Culture Through Spanish Language Films|
|Advanced Spanish Literature|
|Latin American Civilization and Culture|
|Advanced Grammar and Composition in Spanish|
|Select 4 semester hours of the following:||4|
|Introduction to Latino Cultural Studies|
|Latinos and Latinas in the United States|
|Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature|
|Latin American History|
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
A student who graduates from Aurora University with a baccalaureate degree will have met the following requirements:
- Completion of all requirements for an approved major (with no grades lower than “C”).
- Overall completion of at least 120 semester hours of coursework with a GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (a course may be utilized only once in application toward a degree requirement, unless otherwise noted in the academic regulations). The 120 semester hours of coursework must include:
- At least 52 semester hours completed at a senior college.
- Residency Requirement - At least 30 semester hours completed at Aurora University, including the last 24 semester hours in the degree, and including at least 18 semester hours in the major. (Portfolio assessment credit, life and vocational experience credit, off-campus experience credit, examination credit, participation credit, and block credit, shall not count toward the residency requirement).
- Upper-Division Requirement - A minimum of 30 semester hours numbered 3000 or above. Of these 30 semester hours, 15 semester hours must lie within the major and 15 semester hours must be completed at Aurora University.
- Completion of all General Education requirements (with no grades lower than “C”), as follows:
- Quantitative and Formal Reasoning competency requirement
- ENG-1000 Introduction to Academic Writing
- IDS-1200 Discover What Matters or GWC-1000 or IDS-3040 Global Justice
- IDS-1150 First Year Experience or GWC-4000 - Not required for Transfer or AU Online students)
- Satisfactory participation in the junior-year mentoring and assessment process designed to guide students to successful completion of their degree and to encourage planning for next steps beyond graduation. (IDS-3500 Junior Mentoring Program I and IDS-3550 Junior Mentoring Program II - Not required for ADC or AU Online students)
- Distribution Requirements
Students will complete one approved course1 from each of the following categories:
- Artistic Literacy
- Cultural Literacy
- Human Inquiry
- Scientific Inquiry
In addition to the above, ADC and Online students will also complete one approved course1 from the following category:
- Integration and Application
Only courses that are approved to meet the distribution requirement can be used toward this requirement. See the list of approved courses for available options. Courses taken to meet distribution requirements are 4 semester hours apiece, with the following exceptions:
- Competency in the ability to speak and listen in the Spanish language:
- Students should be able to use correct grammar and appropriate Spanish vocabulary when speaking.
- Competency in the ability to write and in the Spanish language:
- Students will be able to write in a variety of styles in Spanish including research and reflective pieces with appropriate vocabulary and correct grammar structures. Reflective essays will be completed at all levels and final projects will be completed in 3000 level courses.
- Intercultural understanding:
- Students will be able to identify Spanish-speaking countries on a map.
- Students will be able to participate in discussions concerning cultural differences between the different Spanish-speaking countries.
- Students will be able to identify realistic career goals and how their skills speaking, writing, listening and reading in and with the Spanish language will assist them.