Fluency in Spanish is an asset in todays job market. Its especially crucial in the business, economic, media, and political worlds. Why?
Spanish speakers have a competitive edge. And at Suffolk, the major is about more than simply mastering the language. Youll become culturally fluent, too. Spanish majors study literature, history, politics, and economics. Upon graduation, youre poised to enter any number of fields that require bilingual workers, from nonprofits to international organizations like the Peace Corps. Other students go on to law school, hoping to provide legal services to non-native speakers.
Some students combine the major with economics or international relations for an extra edge. The Department of World Languages partners with the Department of Economics to offer a double major in Spanish and international economics, making you especially competitive in the job market.
Youll have the chance to study at our international campus in the vibrant Spanish capital of Madrid. The university combines the quality of a Suffolk education with the cultural advantages of a thriving international capital. Youll engage in rigorous coursework, enjoy guided weekend excursions, and meet students from around the world under the close supervision of our devoted faculty.
Full-time: 12-17 credits per semester $16,265Start date September 2015 Credits 126 credits
Students must complete a minimum of 126 credits for graduation.Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Students must complete a minimum of 126 credits for graduation.Major Requirements: 10 courses, 40 credits
SPAN 102 or or Instructor's consent
A systematic review of Spanish grammar and study of Spanish through materials of cultural interest. Development of written and oral skills through compositions and audio-visual materials. Weekly laboratory sessions required.
Offered Fall Term
SPAN 201 or Instructor's consent.
A continuation of skills development from 201. Weekly laboratory sessions required.
Offered Spring Term
SPAN 201 or or Instructor's consent
A writing and reading intensive course for students who are thinking about minoring and possibly majoring in Spanish. There will be a brief review of grammar, but the primary materials will come from the textbook, LAZOS,with ancillary materials from the print media and audio-visual sources. A weekly tertulia will be required instead of language lab.
Alternates Fall & Spring
To qualify for admittance to the major, a student must complete the prerequisites with an average grade of B.
Prerequisite: Spanish 202, 203 or 250 or Instructor's consent
Further development of written and oral skills in various contexts. Emphasis on strengthening written skills and learning to speak clearly and persuasively in Spanish. Short texts and audio-visual materials provide the basis for classroom activities which will include regularly assigned essays, group discussions and debates.
Offered Fall Term
Spanish 202, 203, 250 or Instructor's consent.
An exploration of some key Peninsular and Latin American cultural materials: works in four different literary genres (narrative, drama, essay and poetry), films, and songs. Development of specialized vocabulary and critical skills required in more advanced Spanish courses, through close readings and textual analysis.
Offered Spring Term
Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN
Spanish 202, 203 or 250. Spanish 290 or 300 are strongly recommended
A survey of Hispanic Civilization emphasizing the contributions of Spanish-speaking peoples to the Western tradition in art, thought and letters. Concentration on the Iberian Peninsula, with an emphasis on the contributions of Christian, Jewish and Moslem cultures in Spain.
Alternates Fall & Spring
Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN
Take SPAN 290 or SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 350 is strongly recommended
An exploration of the diverse facets of Jewish-Muslim-Christian convivencia (dwelling together, coexistence). The course focuses on religious, cultural, economic and psychological aspects of contemporary Spain which owe their very existence to the history of multiculturalism in Spain. Visits to significant cities such as Toledo, will offer the student the possibility of experiencing first-hand the rich and diverse cultural heritage of present-day Spain. The primary goal of this course is to offer examples of peaceful and fruitful cooperation among the three major religions of the world and to prove that such an ideal is not a utopia. (Madrid campus only)
Spanish 202, 203 or 250 or Instructor's consent. Span 290 or 300 strongly recommended.
A survey of indigenous and colonial Latin America highlighting Pre-Columbian history and culture: in particular the Mayan, Incan, and Aztec civilizations and the Spanish conquest. This course seeks to give students a general understanding of the foundational elements of Latin American society to enable them to better understand modern Latin American culture. Prerequisites: Spanish 202, 203 or Instructor's consent. Span 290 or 300 strongly recommended. Normally offered alternate years. 4 credits. Cultural Diversity B
Alternates Fall & Spring
Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN,Diverse P
SPAN 202 or 203 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 290 or 300 strongly recommended.
A historical and cultural survey of Latin America and the Caribbean from the era of independence (1800) to the present day. Among the themes examined will be post-colonialism and nation-building, economic development and modernization, race and ethnicity, authoritarianism and democratization, inter-American relations, and the contributions of Spanish-speaking minorities within the United States. Prerequisites: Spanish 202, 203 or Instructor's consent. Span 290 or 300 strongly recommended.
Take ENG-102 or ENG-103 or Instructor's consent. Span 302 is strongly recommended for Spanish and Latin American & Caribbean Studies majors and minors.
A survey of films from Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, and other Latin American countries. Occasionally the course includes films produced in the United States that are directed by Hispanic filmmakers or that illustrate the significance of Hispanic culture in North America. Films in Spanish with English subtitles. Discussions in English. All majors and minors are expected to complete their written assignments in Spanish. Cultural Diversity B. Prerequisite: None. SPAN 290 or 300 are strongly recommended. Normally offered alternate years. 4 credits.
Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement
ENG-102 or ENG-103 or Instructor's consent. Span 302 is strongly recommended for Spanish and Latin American & Caribbean Studies majors and minors.
Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities Literature Requirement
ENG 102 or ENG 103 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 300 and SPAN 302 are strongly recommended for Spanish and Latin American and Caribbean Studies majors and minors.
This course examines the intersection between literature and film and the relationships between the written word and the cinematic image. The writers and cinematographers we will study represent mainstream as well as marginal voices which address issues of race, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic class in South America, the Caribbean and Mexico. All texts available in both Spanish and English translation.
Humanities Literature Requirement,Cultural Diversity Opt B,BA FOREIGN
A maximum of 4 courses taken at other institutions or as part of a department-approved study abroad program in a Spanish-speaking country may apply toward the major.
Any Seminar for Freshmen with a topic related to the Spanish-speaking world (e.g., culture, politics, society) counts toward the major.Students who receive a score of sem4+ on the Spanish online placement test have fulfilled the 201, 202/203 prerequisite for the major.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 77
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
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No work experience is required.
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