Through a comprehensive study of Spanish language, culture, and literature, students choosing to major in Spanish will acquire linguistic skills and invaluable knowledge of Hispanic culture. Spanish majors at Ozarks are challenged to strive for higher levels of proficiency in the Spanish language, building skills that will serve them well in their pursuit of employment or graduate studies. Students majoring in Spanish are strongly encouraged to travel abroad and study in a Spanish speaking country or participate in an Ozarks Abroad class to grow intellectually, acquire a deeper understanding of the Hispanic world, and improve their language skills.
Students are posed for employment opportunities in foreign service and the legal profession.
Students also go attend business and graduate school.
Students pursue medical professions, social services and business related positions.
SPN 3103: Introduction to Literature
This course is designed for students who have completed the first two semesters of Intensive Spanish. The objective is, through the study of literature, to improve the four fundamental skills involved in second language acquisition (reading, writing, listening and speaking). This class is intended to serve as a bridge to more advanced courses in literature and civilization. Prerequisite: SPN 2104-5, Intensive Intermediate Spanish or Instructor’s permission.
SPN 3113: Advanced Grammar and Composition
This course is an intensive review of Spanish grammar. Students will use the grammar they learned in the Intensive Spanish sequence in more complex and sophisticated ways. Students will continue to increase their vocabulary by rigorous reading, and they will devote their efforts to oral and, of course, written expression. A strong emphasis will be on essay development. Prerequisite: SPN 2104-5, Intensive Intermediate Spanish or instructor’s permission.
SPN 3123: Latin-American Civilization
This variable topic course provides an overview of the origins and development of Latin-American Civilization and culture from its pre-Columbian origins to the present. In addition, each time it is offered, it will focus on different specific regions, including Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Andean republics, the Southern Cone region, and Brazil. Students may repeat the course for credit provided that the topic is different. The class is conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 3103, Introduction to Literature and SPN 3113 Advanced Grammar and Composition, or instructor’s permission.