Nov 28, 2022  
NSU Catalog 2021-2022 
    
NSU Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish (BA)


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In addition to being offered on Northern State University's main campus (Aberdeen, SD), this major is also available online.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will examine Hispanic culture, determine perspectives representative of this culture, and analyze these perspectives to learn more about the culture. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Students will communicate orally in Spanish with ample vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, good pronunciation and fluency. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
  • Students will communicate in writing Spanish with ample vocabulary, grammatical accuracy and fluency. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Foundational Lifelong Learning Skills)
  • Students will analyze a particular Hispanic cultural and/or literary issue using primary and secondary sources. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Intercultural Knowledge)
  • Students will create a document that contains original hypothesis, analysis and reasoning, supporting ideas, research, personal conclusions, and adherence to appropriate documentation style (MLA, APA, etc.). (Cross-Curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)

Program Requirements


A student entering NSU with previous language experience or prep may waive entry-level courses, based on approval of the department chair. If a C or higher is earned in the course, the student may receive credit for previous courses with approval of the department for $7.50 per credit.

Total: 34 credits


Notes


BSEd majors also need to complete the professional education courses for K-12 certification, including MFL 420  -  K-12 Foreign Language Methods .

NOTE:


ELRN 535  and ELRN 585  may be taken in place of ELRN 435  and ELRN 485  if accepted into the accelerated MSEd Instructional Design in E-learning program and completed at least 90 credit hours of the undergraduate program.

General Education Requirements


Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #2: Oral Communication (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #3: Social Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate [in two disciplines]/3 credits Associate)


Baccalaureate - Six (6) credits hours (in two disciplines).

Elementary Education majors and Special Education majors must take POLS 100 , GEOG 210 , HIST 151  or HIST 152 .

Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate [in two disciplines]/3 credits Associate)


Baccalaureate - Six (6) credits hours (in two disciplines).

Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (AAC Guidelines 7.6).

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)


Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)


Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BA) - 9 credits


Human Values (3 credits)


Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


Two additional courses from those listed in General Education Requirements Goal #4. The courses must be from different disciplines than those selected to satisfy General Education Requirements Goal #4.

A total of four courses are required for the BA degree:

  • One year sequence of a foreign language.
  • Two courses from different disciplines than foreign language.

TOTAL DEGREE: 120 CREDITS


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