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Spanish, B.A.

Requirements

365体育直播投注This four-year degree is a liberal arts degree that provides in-depth study into all facets of the Spanish language and culture. There is no special application process, but students should declare their major by contacting the academic advisor for the Languages department.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning  (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra  (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries  (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses   
  Humanities Distribution [non-language courses only] 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Biology or Physical Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 21 Credits
  SPAN 3040 Spanish Conversation and Composition II 3
or SPAN 3050 Advanced Spanish (3.0)  
  SPAN 351G Culture and Civilization--Spain 3
or SPAN 352G Culture and Civilization--Spanish America (3.0)  
  SPAN 3060 Oral Proficiency (1.0)  
or Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)   
  SPAN 4500 Advanced Spanish Writing 3
  Any two upper division Spanish literature courses 6
  SPAN 4050 Special Topics in Grammar Usage and Style 3
  SPAN 4900 Capstone Seminar 3
Elective Requirements: 64 Credits
  Complete 21 credits of any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken. 21
  Any course 1000 level or higher * 43

Graduation Requirements:

  1. 120 credit hours (minimum of 40 upper division)
  2. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0, with no grade lower than a "C" for all core and SPAN elective requirements.
  3. Completion of General Education requirements.
  4. Completion of Spanish major core and elective requirements.
  5. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
  7. Students should frequently review their program with faculty or department advisor.
Footnote
* For eligible students, the lower division courses 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G/2020, worth 16 hours will apply here.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track365体育直播投注.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010*or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
General Elective/ MAT 1010 * Intermediate Algebra (recommended) 4
American Institutions-AS Refer to GE (POLS 1000, POLS 1100, HIST 1740, or HIST 1700) 3
General Elective CLSS 1000 (recommended) 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 15
Notes: *based on placement, see advisor for details
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra** 3
Biology Refer to GE** 3
Social/Behavior Science-SS Refer to GE** 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: **see advisor to discuss best option
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities-HH Refer to GE** 3
Physical Science Refer to GE** 3
PHIL 2050/205G Ethics and Values 3
Fine Art-FF Refer to GE** 3
SPAN 3050 * Advanced Spanish 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: *based on placement, see advisor for details **see advisor to discuss best option
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science Refer to GE (BB or PP)** 3
SPAN 4050 Special Topics in Grammar, Usage, and Style 3
SPAN 351G/352G Culture and Civilization of Spain or Spanish America 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN 4500 Advanced Spanish Writing 3
Spanish Literature 1 SPAN 3610/3620/3630/3640 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Spanish Literature 2 SPAN 3610/3620/3630/3640 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN 4900 Capstone Seminar 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 2
General Elective Any course numbered 1000 or higher 3
SPAN Elective/SPAN 3060* Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview 1
  Semester total: 15
Notes: *OPI is required, class is optional. See Advisor.
  Degree total: 120

Department

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365体育直播投注Languages and Cultures

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CB 306

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801-863-8518

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Amelia.Riding@ortocomercio.com

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Chair:

Sara Ulloa

Chair UVU Email:365体育直播投注

ulloasa@ortocomercio.com

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Utah Valley University is to prepare students to interact effectively in a global community by acquiring competent communicative skills, and developing sensitivity toward cultural differences. By engaging with linguistic and cultural artifacts such as history, literature, and contemporary social structures and systems, language and culture students learn to think critically and behave ethically as they mature in linguistic and cultural literacy. This department prepares students to enter the global work force, further graduate studies and enjoy lifelong enrichment.

 
 

Languages and Cultures

  • Program Coordinator Contact: Bryan Eldredge, ASL & Deaf Studies
  • Telephone: 801-863-8529
  • Email: BryanE@ortocomercio.com

 

The Language Lab, located at LA 003g, is open Monday-Friday and offers a variety of resources for students to practice language skills and get help using computers & software, tutoring one-on-one or in groups, and watching videos. To schedule appointments with tutors, call 801-863-7257.

 
 

Faculty

Michael B. Ballard(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages and Cultures
Faculty



BA, Communication, University of Colorado, MA, Communcation & Leadership, Gonzaga University, PhD, Educational Leadership, Drake University,

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Dale Boam(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, University of Utah; J.D., Disability Law & Policies, Northeastern University School of Law

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Gregory Briscoe(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Utah State University; M.A., Spanish, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Spanish, University of Pennsylvania.

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Ana Chaparro(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation, M.A., Spanish Peninsular Literature, Brigham Young University.

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Tammy Christensen(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., French Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Mari De Dios(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Colombia College; M.B.A., Business, Stevens Henagar College.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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Debora Ferreira(2001)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Language and Literature, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil; M.A., Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Georgia.

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Jamie Hardman(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



A.A., American Sign Language, Salt Lake Community College, B.A., Deaf Studies, Utah Valley University, M.A., Deaf Studies/ Languages & Human Rights, Gallaudet University.

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Benjamin Jarashow(2009)

Instructor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University.

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Douglas Jensen(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Languages and Literature, University of Utah; Ph.D., Spanish American Literature, University of Iowa.

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Rebeca Lindheimer(2017)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English to Spanish Translation, Brigham Young University;

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Ana Lopez-Aguilera(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Spanish, University of Malaga; M.A., Ph.D., Spanish, University of Nebraska.

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Claudia Louis(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Languages and Cultures
Faculty



BA, Spanish/English Language & Literature, University of Kiel, Germany, MA, Language Pedagogy, University of Utah, Spanish/English Languages & Literature, University of Kiel, Germany,

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Jorge Nisguritzer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Weber State University; M.A., Ph.D., Languages & Literature, University of Utah.

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Jeffrey Packer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., German Teaching, M.A., German Literature, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., German Studies, University of Cincinnati.

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Yasuko Saito(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University, M.A., Asian Studies, Seton Hall University.

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Elise Simonsen(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Languages
Faculty



B.A., Deaf Studies, Utah Valley University, A.A., General Education, Southern Utah University, M.P.A., Nonprofit Management, Brigham Young University.

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Walter Temple(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., French, Elon College; M.A., French Literature, American University; Ph.D., Romance Studies, University of Miami.

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Sara Ulloa(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation and Communications, M.A., Spanish Linguistics, Brigham Young University; PhD, Instructional Psychology & Technology, Brigham Young University - Provo

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Jason Wilber(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, Brigham Young University.

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Travas Young(2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.S., Geography, Utah State University; M.A., Linguistics, Gallaudet University.

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Guofang Yuan(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English Language and Literature and Teaching, Shanghai Teachers’ University; M.A., English Teaching, Beijing Normal University; Ph.D., Educational Policy, Cleveland State University.

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