Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170





Spanish

Teaching
Spanish
Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)

Spanish B.A. K-12
Students must complete the requirements for a B.A. degree as well as a sequence of undergraduate course work in education, including:
  • SED 300 - Introduction to Secondary Education (4)
  • IST 397 - Integrated Technology in Secondary Curricula (4)
  • RDG 338 - Teaching Reading in the Content Area (4)
  • FE 406 - Educational Psychology for K-12 Educators (4)
  • EED 420 - Managing the Classroom Community for U.S. Diverse Learners (4)
  • SED 427 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Students (4)
  • SE 401 - Introduction to Students with Special Needs (4)

Also required:

  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (3)
  • SED 428 - Teaching of the Major Field (4)
  • SED 455 - Internship in Secondary Education (12)
Elementary Education Spanish Teaching Major

Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits at the 300-400 levels in addition to the Elementary Education, B.S. coursework, including:

  • SPN 314 - Spanish Grammar Review (4 credits)
  • SPN 316 - Spanish Conversation (2 credits)
  • SPN 318 - Spanish Composition(2 credits)
  • SPN 350 - Latin American Civilization (4 credits)
  • SPN 351 - Spanish Civilization (4 credits)
  • SPN 370 - Introduction to Spanish Literature (4 credits)
  • SPN 380 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature (4 credits)
  • SPN 408 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition (4 credits)

Also required:

  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (3)
Elementary Teaching Minor in Spanish

Students must complete 20 credits in Spanish at the 300-400 level including:
  • SPN 314 - Spanish Grammar Review (4)
  • SPN 316 - Spanish Conversation (2)
  • SPN 318 - Spanish Composition (2)
  • SPN 351 - Spanish Civilization (4)
  • SPN 380 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature (4)
  • plus 4 credits elective at the 300-400 level

Also required:

  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (4)
Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits at the 300-400 level including:
  • SPN 314 - Spanish Grammar Review (4)
  • SPN 316 - Spanish Conversation (2)
  • SPN 318 - Spanish Composition (2)
  • SPN 351 - Spanish Civilization (4)
  • SPN 380 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature (4)
  • plus 4 credits elective at the 300-400 level
Information
For Majors
Spanish Language and Literature, B.A.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits at the 300-400 levels in language, culture and literature including:
  • SPN 314 - Spanish Grammar Review (4 credits)
  • SPN 316 - Spanish Conversation (2 credits)
  • SPN 318 - Spanish Composition(2 credits)
  • SPN 370 - Introduction to Spanish Literature (4 credits)
  • SPN 380 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature (4 credits)
  • SPN 408- Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition (4 credits)
  • Two 400-level literature courses (8)
  • Two electives at the 300 - 400 level (8)

One corequisite courses are also required:

  1. SPN 350 - Latin American Civilization (4)

or

  1. SPN 351 - Spanish Civilization (4)

Plus one of the following

  1. LIT 181 -European Literature I (4)
  2. LIT 182 - European Literature II (4)
Latin American Language and Civilization, B.A.

Students must complete a minimum of 28 credits in Spanish language courses, including:
  • SPN 314 - Spanish Grammar Review (4 credits)
  • SPN 316 - Spanish Conversation (2 credits)
  • SPN 318 - Spanish Composition(2 credits)
  • SPN 350 - Latin American Civilization (4)
  • SPN 380 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature (4 credits)
  • SPN 408- Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition (4 credits)
  • SPN 488 - Spanish-American Literature before 188 (4) or SPN 489 - Spanish-American Literature after 1888 (4)
  • 4 elective credits at the 300 - 400 level (4)

And a minimum of 12 credits in Latin American studies courses.

These courses should be chosen in consultation with the faculty adviser.

 

Note:

At least 16 credits of the Spanish courses required for the major in Latin American language and civilization must be taken at Oakland University.

 

Admission to Major Standing

To be eligible for a major in one or more foreign languages, a student must be admitted to major standing by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Normally, a student should apply for major standing at the department office after having attained 56 credits and no later than three semesters before graduation. A student planning to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree will be admitted to major standing after completion of 8 credits of language or literature at the 300 level with a minimum grade point average of 2.80. 

Students planning graduate work are strongly urged to study a second foreign language recommended by the department. At least 16 credits of those required for the major in any of the languages must be taken at Oakland University.
Information
For Minors

Spanish Language

Students must complete 20 credits beyond the 115 level, including:

  • SPN 314 - Spanish Grammar Review (4)
  • SPN 316 - Spanish Conversation (2)
  • SPN 318 - Spanish Composition (2)

and one of the following:

  • SPN 350 - Latin American Civilization (4)
  • SPN 351 - Spanish Civilization (4)
  • SPN 355 - Translation: Spanish into English (4)
  • SPN 408- Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition (4)
  • SPN 455 - Translation: English into Spanish (4)
  • SPN 457 - Business Spanish (4)

Spanish Language and Literature

Student must complete 20 credits beyond the 115 level, including:

  • SPN 370 - Introduction to Spanish Literature (4)
  • SPN 380 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature (4)

A student planning a minor in the department must apply in the department office, 372 O’Dowd Hall, after consultation with an adviser in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

At least 12 credits of those required for the minor in any of the languages must be taken at Oakland University.

Advising

Advising for students in Spanish, please contact:

STEP Program

Dr. Ron Rapin
358 O'Dowd Hall
rapin@oakland.edu

Spanish Majors

Dr. Ron Rapin*
358 O'Dowd Hall
rapin@oakland.edu

Dr. Daniel Lorca**
359 O'Dowd Hall
lorca@oakland.edu

Spanish Minors

Dr. Aldona Pobutsky*
356 O'Dowd Hall
pobutsky@oakland.edu

Dr. Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo**
314 O'Dowd Hall
campoycu@oakland.edu

Study Abroad
Julia Urla
Special Instructor
355 O'Dowd Hall
urla@oakland.edu

* Students whose last name begins with letters A-M
** Students whose last name begins with letters N-Z
Spanish
Clubs
Spanish Club

The Oakland University Spanish Club focuses on providing OU students and members of the community with the opportunity to practice Spanish and to spread cultural awareness across our campus and community.

Please join us to practice Spanish speaking skills, learn new things, and meet other students in an informal setting.

Like us on Facebook to stay updated on meetings and event details!

 

Spanish Grammar Club
The Spanish Grammar Club celebrates the Spanish language by studying its grammar, usage and culture through games and other activities.  Please visit the Spanish Grammar Club website for more information.

 

Mesa de Conversación
More information coming soon!

 

Volunteer Opportunities
For more information about the following opportunities, please contact: Cecilia Saenz-Roby saenzrob@oakland.edu. Volunteers do NOT need to speak Spanish.