Spanish, Bachelor of Arts with Medical Spanish Concentration
Requirements – Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with Medical Spanish Concentration
To earn a major in Spanish with a concentration in Medical Spanish, students must complete at least 36 semester credit hours from among Spanish courses numbered SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish I or above, all with a grade of "C" or better. The 36 semester credit hours (typically 12 classes) must include all of the following courses or equivalents:
|SPAN 2201||Intermediate Spanish I||3|
|SPAN 2202||Intermediate Spanish II||3|
|SPAN 2211||Intermediate Grammar and Composition||3|
|SPAN 2212||Intermediate Oral Communications 1||3|
|SPAN 3215||Medical Spanish I||3|
|SPAN 3216||Medical Spanish II||3|
|SPAN 2221||Introduction to Hispanic Literature||3|
|or SPAN 3310||Advanced Hispanic Literature|
|SPAN 2230||Spanish Civilization and Culture||3|
|or SPAN 3231||Latin American Civilization and Culture|
|SPAN 3350||Competency in Latino Culture for Health Care||3|
|SPAN 3360||Introduction to Medical Interpretation in Spanish||3|
|SPAN 4311||Advanced Composition||3|
|SPAN 4312||Advanced Oral Communications||3|
Students majoring in Spanish with Medical Spanish Concentration are required to participate in a study abroad experience in a Spanish-speaking country and are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship or service-learning opportunity either as part of their study abroad experience (SPAN 4397 Advanced Internship) and/or in the United States (SPAN 3297 Intermediate Internship). In some extraordinary circumstances, a waiver of the study abroad requirement may be requested from the chair of the Department of Languages and Literature. In place of studying abroad, students who are granted a waiver may be required to participate in an internship (earning a minimum of 3 semester credit hours) with a service agency, educational institution or company where Spanish is used extensively.
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a Medical Spanish concentration, students must demonstrate Intermediate-High level proficiency or higher in spoken Spanish according to the 2012 ACTFL proficiency guidelines. Students should arrange to take the oral proficiency exam during the semester prior to the semester in which they plan to graduate. This ACTFL oral proficiency exam is administered online for a modest fee. After taking the test, students receive a nationally-recognized certificate of their oral Spanish proficiency from ACTFL. For information on the ACTFL online test, contact Dr. Rafael Iglesias at (630) 829-6268 or Dr. Beth Vinkler at (630) 829-6264. The ACTFL oral proficiency interview may be repeated for an additional fee until the required level of proficiency is demonstrated.
Students in the Languages Programs (Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish) will achieve the following student learning outcomes (SLO):
Student Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate proficiency in all four skills of the target language at the intermediate level as defined by ACTFL (low, mid, high). The appropriate intermediate level will vary depending on the language studied and whether the student is a major or a minor in the language.
• University SLO: 1. Disciplinary Competence and Skills; 3. Communication Skills; 6. Global Awareness and Cultural Competence
Student Learning Outcome 2: Recognize key aspects of target culture.
• University SLO: 1. Disciplinary Competence and Skills, and 6. Global Awareness and Cultural Competence
Student Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate knowledge of the target civilization, including its geography, history, art, literature, diversity (e.g. linguistic, ethnic, religious), and current political issues and their international ramifications
• University SLO: 1. Disciplinary Competence and Skills; 2. Critical and Creative Thinking Skills, 3. Analytical Skills; 6. Global Awareness and Cultural Competence
Student Learning Outcome 4: Display cultural competence in both formal and informal contexts in target culture(s).
• University SLO: 1. Disciplinary Competence and Skills; 3. Communication Skills, 6. Global Awareness and Cultural Competence; 9. Personal Development