Spanish

 

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Department Head: Dr. Mary Sobhani
Advising Coordinator: Susan Whitlow 
Phone: 479-788-7564

Undergraduate Catalog 

Degree Plans:

Majors and Minor

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish prepares students to meet the qualifications for certain employment opportunities in business and government service as well as graduate work in Spanish. Students will learn to speak, listen to, read, and write Spanish while studying the culture and literature produced in the country and in other areas where the language is spoken. Students will learn the importance of the language and will develop a sensitivity and appreciation for the Hispanic Culture.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Spanish with Teacher Licensure 7-12 is designed to provide highly qualified teachers at the secondary school level who will make an exciting and important impact as they help students become proficient in Spanish. Students must be admitted into the teacher education program through the School of Education. The School of Education is committed to excellence in teacher preparation through both classroom instruction and field experiences.

 

The minor in Spanish is intended for non-majors interested in a basic understanding of Spanish language and culture.

 

The minor in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) expands on the existing TESL Certificate of Proficiency in order to give UAFS students another option for a minor.  It will be available to current UAFS students majoring in any field, and will give students the basic skills required in order to teach ESL in the non-public sectors world-wide. It will also enable them to more readily access higher education programs in TESL in the US. Students obtaining the Minor in TESL will also receive the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate of Proficiency.

 

The Certificate of Proficiency in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) requires 15 hours of coursework. By completing this coursework students may obtain the Certificate of Proficiency in TESL for the purpose of teaching English as a second language abroad."

What can you do with a degree in Spanish?

  • Translator
  • Educator in public, private schools
  • Educator in colleges and universities
  • Community recreation programs
  • Welfare eligibility worker
  • Interpreter
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Customs inspector
  • Prepare for graduate and professional schools

Websites for Career Research

Why should you choose to major in Spanish?

  • Dedicated, highly qualified faculty
  • Study Abroad required
  • Small classroom size
The College of Communication, Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences is dedicated to the ideals of effective communication through the study of language, literature, speech, rhetoric and writing. By emphasizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, students obtaining their degree will develop a broad understanding of the world in which they live and will demonstrate effective interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills.

Special Application Procedures 

There is an application process for Spanish with Teacher Licensure 7-12, and requirements for admission may change over time. Students must meet admission requirements current at the time of their final application for admission to the teacher education program. Please see, the School of Education web site for detailed listing of admission requirements.
 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Graduates are employed with:

  • Greenwood School District
  • Springdale Public Schools

Academic Clubs, Organizations, and Honor Societies