Spanish or French with YOUR major


Ashley Murray

Spanish Major

Hola, Me llamo Ashley Murray and I am a junior here at Marywood University. I am a Spanish major with the opportunity to minor in Psychology and Sociology. I also have the opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level here at Marywood! I fell in love with the Spanish culture my freshman year of high school. Since then I always knew I wanted to do something that had to do with the language. I am hoping to be some type of teacher who can work with younger kids who need help learning English, either in a school or a counseling center. I am still a ways away from knowing and understanding the full language, but if there is any institution that can help me learn it all it’s Marywood University! I am hoping to graduate with a major in Spanish in 2015 and then return for Graduate School the following fall. Having a strong background in Spanish can help in any job field I choose due to the growing Spanish speaking population in our community. I am excited to see what my future has to offer me, and I know having a Spanish education from Marywood will only make my future brighter!

Your Major + Spanish Minor

A More Diverse Nation --

ARE YOU PREPARED TO SERVE ALL YOUR CLIENTS?

The non-Hispanic white population is projected to peak in 2024, at 199.6 million, up from 197.8 million in 2012. Unlike other race or ethnic groups, however, its population is projected to slowly decrease, falling by nearly 20.6 million from 2024 to 2060.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Hispanic population will more than double, from 53.3 million in 2012 to 128.8 million in 2060. Consequently, by the end of the period, nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Hispanic, up from about one in six today.           

Always a leader in its field with an unquestionable reputation for excellence, Marywood’s Nutrition and Dietetics Department is one of a handful nationwide that offers a Spanish Emphasis curriculum option to its majors.  You could earn an 18 credit minor in Spanish while studying abroad in a Latin American country for a portion of spring semester your senior year.  This gives you an incredible advantage in the job market, perhaps a bonus in  salary and the personal satisfaction of truly serving all your clients.

Your prior experience with Spanish determines the courses you study. Most students begin their study at Marywood with Spanish for Reading and Review (SPAN 223) or Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 211).   Besides Medical Spanish, we suggest Conversational Spanish (SPAN 275),  The Latino Condition in the U.S. (SPAN 350),  Contemporary Hispanic Issues (SPAN 310),  a survey course or a literature course. Another option is a summer session abroad which will immerse you in language and culture.

Contact the Foreign Languages Department before your first semester so that we can help you plan your personalized academic schedule.   We can guarantee that you will be better prepared to serve and work with the coming generations. 

DPD - SPANISH EMPHASIS CURRICULUM OPTION

Recommended Course of Study

A. The student beginning Spanish classes at the 211 level should take the following 6 courses to complete an 18 credit minor:

  1. Spanish 211 – Intermediate Spanish I
  2. Spanish 212 – Intermediate Spanish II
  3. Spanish 223 or Spanish 300 (Spanish for Reading and Review / Intensive Grammar – depending on student proficiency level)
  4. Spanish 275 – Conversational Spanish
  5. Spanish 307*– Advanced Medical Spanish
  6. Spanish 310, 325 or 350 – (Contemporary Hispanic Issues, Latin American Culture and Civilization or The Latino Condition in the U.S. – depending on course offerings)

 

B. The student beginning Spanish classes at the 223 level should take the following 5 courses to complete a 15 credit minor:

  1. Spanish 223 – Spanish for Reading and Review
  2. Spanish 300 – Intensive Grammar
  3. Spanish 275 – Conversational Spanish
  4. Spanish 307* – Advanced Medical Spanish
  5. Spanish 310, 325 or 350 – (Contemporary Hispanic Issues, Latin American Culture and Civilization or The Latino Condition in the U.S. – depending on course offerings)

 

C. Student beginning Spanish classes above the 223 level should take the following 5 courses to complete a 15 credit minor:

  1. Spanish 300 – Intensive Grammar
  2. Spanish 307* – Advanced Medical Spanish
  3. Spanish 275 – Conversational Spanish
  4. Spanish 310 or 350 – (Contemporary Hispanic Issues or The Latino Condition in the U.S. – depending on course offerings)
  5. Spanish 325 – Latin American Culture and Civilization 

 

NOTE: Substitutions for these recommended courses may be warranted, however any substitutions must be approved by the Foreign Languages Department.