Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Modern Languages

Faculty

Bárbara A. Martínez, PhD

Modern Languages Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the modern language program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • evidence a realization of the global interdependence of today’s world and thus the importance of communication with those of other language backgrounds;
  • communicate effectively using both the spoken and written language;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the history, geography and culture of the target countries;
  • analyze grammatically the modern language studied and to show a better understanding of the English language;
  • demonstrate the ability to interpret literature, art and music of the target countries;
  • demonstrate the understanding of the language and people who speak it by studying a semester in a Spanish speaking country;
  • articulate an understanding of politics, economics, and living patterns of a developing Spanish America; and
  • evidence proficiency in the methodology of teaching language, culture and literature.

Modern Languages Departmental Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (General Track)

Required Courses

SPA1014G Elementary Spanish I

4

SPA1024 Elementary Spanish II

4

SPA2004 Intermediate Spanish

4

SPA2013 Conversational Spanish

3

SPA3013G Spanish and Spanish-American Literature of Social Protest

3

SPA3003 Spanish Composition

3

ENG3133 Introduction to Linguistics

3

Spanish electives*

24

*Electives may be selected from courses offered by MVNU, a study abroad program such as those listed below, or by independent study. All electives require the prior approval of the English and Modern Languages Department chair. Those studying off campus must also apply and be accepted through the Off-Campus Study Committee and the program they are seeking to attend. Admission to such programs is not guaranteed.

Total

48 Hours

The student with a major in Spanish (general track) must complete a minor in another discipline.

Students majoring in Spanish can earn 16 hours of credit while spending a semester at the Instituto de la Lengua Española in San Jose, Costa Rica or through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Latin American Studies Program in Costa Rica or at the Nazarene International Language Institute in Quito, Ecuador.

The Instituto de la Lengua Española

The Institute is located in San Francisco de Dos Rios, a middle class residential area on the southeast edge of the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. The Institute was originally founded by the United Presbyterian Mission Board in 1942. For over sixty years the Spanish Language Institute has been dedicated to equipping the missionary forces of the evangelical church to serve the Spanish-speaking world. The Institute operates year round and is open to Christian missionaries, pastors, college students, teachers and others. Admission to this program requires application and approval through MVNU’s Off-Campus Study Committee. Instituto de la Lengua Española courses include:

SPA3025 Advanced Spanish Grammar

 

SPA3035 Advanced Spanish Composition and
Conversation

 

SPA3053 Culture of Spanish America

 

SPA3063 Spanish-American People: A Sociological View

 

CCCU Latin American Studies Program (LASP)

Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Latin American Studies Program introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology and religion of the region. By living with local families, students become a part of the day-to-day lives of Latin Americans.

As a LASP student you’ll complete an intensive Spanish language course, a class on Latin American history and contemporary issues, a study trip to the country of Nicaragua, and one of four academic concentrations: Latin American studies, advance language and literature, international business or environmental science. (www.bestsemester.com, 6/09)

The student must apply to the program and be accepted. Eligibility includes a minimum classification as a junior, a 2.75 cumulative grade point average at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, approval of the Off-Campus Study Committee, and good social and academic standing.

Nazarene International Language Institute

Students can earn 15-18 hours of credit while spending a semester at the Nazarene International Language Institute. NILI is a ministry of the North Andean Field of the Church of the Nazarene and is located on the campus of the Nazarene Theological Seminary of South America (SNTS) in Quito, Ecuador. Students live in student dormitories on campus with a Latin American roommate and eat meals in the seminary cafeteria. Students study language and culture and take part in ministry activities and mission projects. Language classes are offered at 7 different levels ranging from Basic to Superior.

Kenyon College

The University participates in a cooperative program with Kenyon College. Participation in the Kenyon College program requires permission of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, the English and Modern Languages Department Chair and the Off-Campus Study Committee. The Kenyon College cooperative program is open only to Spanish majors.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish - (Multi-age Education Track)

Note: Students who wish to teach in grades seven through twelve, in multi-age education, or in vocational settings must complete general education and professional education courses which are listed in the School of Education and Professional Studies section of this catalog.

Required Courses

SPA1014G Elementary Spanish I

4

SPA1024 Elementary Spanish II

4

SPA2004 Intermediate Spanish

4

SPA2013 Conversational Spanish

3

SPA3003 Spanish Composition

3

SPA3013G Spanish and Spanish American Literature of Social Protest

3

SPA3014 Masterpieces of Peninsular Literature

4

SPA4002 Content Area Teaching Methods in Spanish

2

ENG3133 Introduction to Linguistics

3

SPA3024 History and Culture in Latin America

4

Study Abroad Semester

16

 

 

Required Education Courses

49

Examination Requirements

Must score at passing level or higher to receive a grade for student teaching

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

Intermediate/High

Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)

Intermediate/High

Total

99 Hours

Spanish Minor

SPA1014G Elementary Spanish I

4

SPA1024 Elementary Spanish II

4

SPA2004 Intermediate Spanish

4

Select two of the following:

6

SPA2013 Conversational Spanish

 

SPA3003 Spanish Composition

 

SPA3013G Spanish and Spanish-American Literature of Social Protest

 

SPA5019 Independent Study

 

Total

18 Hours

Spanish for Educators Minor

This minor is limited to students pursuing a teaching license via one of our education majors.

SPA1014G Elementary Spanish I

4

SPA1024 Elementary Spanish II

4

SPA2004 Intermediate Spanish

4

SPA2013 Conversational Spanish

3

SPA3003 Spanish Composition

3

SPA4002 Content Area Teaching Methods in Spanish

2

EDU3060 Education and Cultural Diversity Seminar

0

EDU3063 Education and Cultural Diversity (taken in Spanish Speaking area)

3

Total

23 Hours