UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Modern Language Major

Spanish

Modern Language Major - Liberal Arts: 34 Total Credits

Spanish Option-Liberal Arts

Required Courses: 19 cr. hrs.

SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II 4
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPAN 301 Conversation and Composition I 3
SPAN 302 Conversation and Composition II 3
SPAN 401 Advanced Spanish Communication 3
Directed Electives: 15 cr. hrs
Select 6 credits from:

SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 1800 to Present 3
MODL 376 Mexico: A Culture Experience 3
OR
MODL 379 Internship in Modern Language 2-3 

Note: Majors may take either

MODL 379 or  MODL 376, but not both

Select 6 credits from either Category A or B:

Category A:
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature -Siglo de Oro 3
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature-Generation of 1898 to Present 3
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature- Conquest to Independence 3
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature- Independence to Present 3

Category B:

SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3
SPAN 372 Spanish for the trades and Professions 3
SPAN 373 Spanish Translation for the Professions 3
SPAN 374 Spanish Professional Writing 3

Select 3 credits from:
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3

Spanish Education

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Modern Language Major - Spanish Education: 37 Total Credits

Teacher License:  Spanish, Grades 4-12, DPI Code: 1365
 

Required Courses: 19 cr. hrs.

SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II 4
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPAN 301 Conversation and Composition I 3
SPAN 302 Conversation and Composition II 3
SPAN 401 Advanced Spanish Communication 3

Directed Electives: 15 cr. hrs
Select 6 credits from:

SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 1800 to Present 3
MODL 376 Mexico: A Culture Experience 3
OR
MODL 379 Internship in Modern Language 2-3 

Note: Majors may take either

MODL 379 or  MODL 376, but not both

Select 6 credits from either Category A or B:

Category A:
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature -Siglo de Oro 3
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature-Generation of 1898 to Present 3
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature- Conquest to Independence 3
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature- Independence to Present 3

Category B:

SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3
SPAN 372 Spanish for the trades and Professions 3
SPAN 373 Spanish Translation for the Professions 3
SPAN 374 Spanish Professional Writing 3

Select 3 credits from:
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3

Required Supporting courses not part of major: 3 cr. hrs.
SPAN 350 Spanish Phonetics 3

Professional Education: 30 credits


EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS (12 credits)

  • TED 100 Introduction to Teaching 3 cr,
  • TED 250 Educational Psychology 3 cr.
  • TED 252 Foundations of Diversity and Equity in Education (d) 3 cr.
  • SPED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 cr.

PROFESSIONAL  EDUCATION – SPANISH EDUCATION GRADES K – GRADE 12   (6 credits)

PROFESSIONAL  EDUCATION –  STUDENT TEACHING / INTERNSHIP  (12 credits)

  • TED 421 Student Teaching Seminar 2 cr.
  • TED 472 OR 473 OR 474 OR 479 Student Teaching 10 cr.

Department of Modern Language

284 Kleinpell Fine Arts
715-425-3121
www.uwrf.edu/MODL/

  • Mialisa Moline - Chair
  • Daniela Goldfine
  • Julie Elias Bird
  • Magara Maeda
  • Rebecca Raham
  • Erin Russ
  • Elizabeth Skwiot

Emeriti:

  • Cecilia Bustamante
  • Kristine Butler
  • Juan Carlos Chaves
  • Peter Johanssen
  • Terrence Mannetter
  • Sandra Soares

The Modern Language Department offers a major in Modern Language-Spanish. This program leads to a B.A. or B.S. degree in liberal arts or a B.S. degree in secondary education. Additional options include: minors in Spanish and Asian Studies (interdisciplinary) as well as two years of Chinese and Japanese coursework. 

Students who have studied a modern language in high school should take the Wisconsin Modern Language Placement Test, offered in spring Regional Testing and during all registration periods. Students may test out of up to fourteen credits. Test-out credits are not granted until the student completes the next level course with the grade of B- or better.

General Education Requirements

BA and BS Liberal Arts majors as listed for CAS;
BS Education majors as listed for CEPS.