Spanish (SPAN) major

Spanish is no longer a “foreign” language — it’s the second most common language in the United States after English. It’s also spoken in nearly 30 other countries around the world. With the high demand for bilingual speakers in today’s global marketplace, your knowledge of this fascinating language and culture could be your passport to increased job opportunities and marketability in a number of fields. Research shows that learning another language strengthens your problem solving and creative thinking abilities, and these skill sets will serve you well throughout life.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

Beginning Requirements
SLC-103Beginning Spanish I3
SLC-104Beginning Spanish II3
SLC-203Intermediate Spanish I3
SLC-204Intermediate Spanish II3
Intermediate Requirements
SLC-303Conversation & Composition3
SLC-304Spanish/Reading & Conversation3
SLC-325Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics 33
SLC-318Spanish for Business3
HUM-356Latin American Civilizations-In Spanish4
Advanced Requirements
SLC-403Advanced Grammar & Composition3
SLC-410Senior Seminar: Spanish for the Professions4
INTERN-383Internship Seminar2
SPAN ElectiveTake Spanish Electives from HUM-353, SLC-320, SLC-330, SLC-400, SLC-420, SLC-466, SPI-310, SPI-3603-5
Total Credits40-42
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ILA-100 Introduction to the Liberal Arts @ Alverno 0
AC-151 Initial Social Interaction Assessment 0
FSS 100 LevelAny FSS-125 First Semester Seminar (FSS) topic from 2
QL-122 Quantitative Literacy in Modern World 4
CM-120 Communication Seminar 1 4
HUM 100 LevelAny HUM-150 Intro to the Humanities (HUM) topic from 4
SLC-103 Beginning Spanish I 3
QL-156 Mathematical Connections 3
CM-125 Communication Seminar 2 3
SSC-101 Introduction to Social Science 4
FA 100 LevelAny FA-100 Intro to the Arts (FA) from 4
SLC-104 Beginning Spanish II 3
Second Year
SLC-203 Intermediate Spanish I 3
CM-225 Communication Seminar 3 3
NSMT and LabGen Ed Science Course with Lab 4
PSY-110 Life Span Development 4
BSC-215 Working in Diverse Groups 2
ADV-299 Intermediate Level Event 0
NSMT CourseGen Ed Science Course 3
SLC-204 Intermediate Spanish II 3
PPS-229 Career & Internship Planning 1
HFA 210 ElectiveAny HFA-210 Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) elective 2
GEN ED ElectiveGeneral Education (GEN ED) Elective 3
MINORCourse needed for a declared minor 3
Third Year
SLC-303 Conversation & Composition 3
HFA 310 ElectiveAny HFA-310 Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) elective 2
GEN ED ElectiveGeneral Education (GEN ED) Elective 3
MINORCourse needed for a declared minor 6
SLC-304 Spanish/Reading & Conversation 3
SLC-325 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics 3 3
HUM-356 Latin American Civilizations-In Spanish 4
MINORCourse needed for a declared minor 3
SPAN ElectiveSpanish (SPAN) Elective 3
Fourth Year
GEC 300 LevelAny GEC-300 Globally Effective Citizenship (GEC) topic from 3
SLC-318 Spanish for Business 3
MINORCourse needed for a declared minor 3
INTERN-383 Internship Seminar 2
SLC-403 Advanced Grammar & Composition 3
SLC-410 Senior Seminar: Spanish for the Professions 4
MINORCourse needed for a declared minor 3
SPAN ElectiveSpanish (SPAN) Elective 3-5
 Total Credits119-121