Spanish Language and Culture Major (Study Abroad Track)
41 credits, consisting of1, 3:
|GLSP 312||MESOAMERICAN SOCIETIES AMERICA||4|
|GLSP 315||DIASPORIC COMMUNITIES: HISPANIC, CARIBBEAN, AND THE UNITED STATES||4|
|GLSP 370||SPANISH IN THE US||4|
|Select one of the following:||8|
|A minimum of 8 credits of the following (according to placement):|
|INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II|
|SPANISH COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I|
|SPANISH COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II|
|SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS|
or GLSP 306
|MEDICAL SPANISH ONLINE|
|A minimum of 8 credits of the following for bilingual heritage speakers (according to placement):|
|SPANISH FOR BILINGUAL AND HERITAGE LEARNERS I|
|SPANISH FOR BILINGUAL AND HERITAGE LEARNERS II|
|Study Abroad and Cultural Studies Courses|
|GLCS 280||CROSS-CULTURAL & LINGUISTIC SKILLS FOR STUDY ABROAD (before going abroad)||2|
|GLCS 380||ABROAD PORTFOLIO (while abroad)||2|
|GLCS 483||ADVANCED CROSS-CULTURAL SEMINAR||5|
|Semester Abroad Courses 2||12|
Courses in which a student has earned a grade less than C may not be applied toward a major or minor in the department.
Study abroad for one or two semesters in a Linfield approved program in Chile, Ecuador, or Spain is required. Courses taken abroad must be related to the art, literature, culture, or language of the host country and chosen in consultation with Linfield advisor and approved by the Department Chair. Study abroad programs may have specific GPA requirements.
By departmental invitation, students may write a senior thesis: Senior Thesis, GLCS 490 (2 credits).
Candidates for the major who have significant experience with Spanish-speaking communities before coming to Linfield (as well as Spanish-English bilingual heritage students) may need to study only one semester in a Spanish-speaking country. This will depend on their proficiency level upon entering Linfield, to be determined by placement exam and oral proficiency interview. Early planning is key to be able to complete this major in a timely manner. Because students studying abroad take courses in the host language, they should complete course work up to the 301-302 level before undertaking foreign study. Bilingual heritage students should complete SPANISH FOR BILINGUAL AND HERITAGE LEARNERS I (GLSP 290), SPANISH FOR BILINGUAL AND HERITAGE LEARNERS II (GLSP 291), and other higher level appropriate courses. Students pursuing a major in the department must consult with Spanish faculty early in the process before choosing a study abroad site.