Liberal Arts and Sciences: Spanish Option
The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum prepares a student to be an accomplished and productive human being. A liberal arts degree opens doors to the professions and to rewarding and responsible careers. Future physicians, teachers, scientists, lawyers, and businessmen, for example, develop themselves as well-rounded individuals, in addition to completing their pre-professional work. The academic experiences in liberal arts and sciences provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study, and professional school. The Spanish Option offers a greater degree of specialization.
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
- Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
- Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
- Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
- Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
- Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
- Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
- Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.
Upon successful completion of the Spanish Option requirements, students will be able to:
- Understand, speak, read, and write appropriate level discourse in Spanish on a range of salient topics, demonstrating control and understanding of syntax and grammar.
- Read historical, anthropological, philosophical, and literary texts critically and evaluate the works of key Hispanic writers and their place in world history and culture.
- Reflect on Hispanic culture and history by referencing literary movements that shaped the Spanish-speaking world as well as the pertinent issues raised by revered Hispanic writers.
- Perform research and produce well-written, well supported papers about the Spanish-speaking world.
- Analyze, compare and contrast several practices and products of Hispanic societies to those of the United States and/or other cultures, using a variety of sources and points of view.
Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Alexander Lamazares