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Languages and Cultures (BA) - Spanish for Heritage Language Learners Track

Administered by Department of Languages and Cultures

Effective Fall 2017

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

Admittance into the Spanish for Heritage Language Learners track is through consultation with the Department Chairperson and requires students to demonstrate, via the Spanish Language Placement Test, a minimum language proficiency equivalent to that of SPANISH.204.

NOTE: Students may complete the B.A. in Languages and Cultures via the Spanish Track or the Spanish for Heritage Language Learners Track, but not both.

A total of 33 semester hours is required for a major in Spanish. Students must receive a minimum grade of C in every course required for the major.

Spanish Track Course Requirements (33 credits):

*SPANISH.203 Spanish III

*SPANISH.204 Spanish IV

*(Required only if students do not place out of them on the Spanish Language Placement Test).

Note: Students may earn credit for SPANISH.203 and SPANISH.204 vis the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

SPANISH.208 Spanish for Health Professions

SPANISH.209 Spanish for Social Services

SPANISH.210 Commercial Spanish

SPANISH.250 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

SPANISH.350 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

SPANISH.402 Advanced Conversation

SPANISH.420 Hispanic Literatures

LANGCULT.200 Comparative Cultural Studies

LANGCULT.400 Comparative Language Studies

NOTE: Either SPANISH.208, SPANISH.209 or SPANISH.210 may be substituted by one of the following electives:

SPANISH.212 Spanish American Culture and Civilization

SPANISH.213 U.S. Hispanic Cultures and Literatures

SPANISH.214 Hispanic Culture and Civilization

SPANISH.222 Latin American Culture through Film

Immersion Experience Requirement:

Students earning a degree in Languages and Cultures are required to complete an immersion experience as determined by the Department of Languages and Cultures.

In many cases the immersion experience will transfer as a regular required course or as regular required course or courses from, for example, study-abroad programs. If the immersion experience does not have a direct course equivalent, then it will appear in the student's transcript as a special course Immersion Experience and carry 0-3 credits.

Fulfillment of the immersion experience may include but not be limited to: