Spanish

Mission

The Spanish Program at Regis College is committed to students’ acquiring the ability to communicate in Spanish; gaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures; connecting with other disciplines and acquiring new information; developing insight into and comparing the nature of language and culture; and participating in multilingual communities at home and abroad.

Goals

Provide students with:

  • The ability to communicate in Spanish
  • Knowledge and understanding of other cultures
  • Connection with other disciplines and acquiring new information
  • Insight into and comparing the nature of language and culture
  • Opportunities for participating in multilingual communities at home and abroad

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate comprehension of written texts, both orally and in writing, in the target language
  • Distinguish between various literary genres, demonstrate knowledge of literary movements as they have evolved historically, identify key literary works and figures, and analyze a literary text in all its richness in the target language
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major regions where Spanish is spoken and the social, political and religious institutions of individual countries
  • Discuss key concepts relative to the way of life and relationships from a multicultural perspective.
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior in a variety of social situations and attend to non-verbal communication particular to the target culture
  • Formulate an original thesis, discuss the results of their investigations orally and in writing, and raise pertinent questions as well as offer appropriate responses to a text studied
  • Be able to write research papers that contain references to other disciplines, such as art, history, sociology or psychology, in support of his/her thesis
  • Be able to present his/her research orally and in writing and include observations taken from other disciplines
  • Demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in all areas of Spanish through an internship or other Experiential Learning activities and projects, in such professional fields such as teaching, publishing, law, marketing, public relations, or medical and social services

About Us

The globalization of all areas of contemporary life, a fascination with a distant culture, or a yearning to explore one's heritage: All are good reasons to consider majoring in Spanish.

The Regis College Spanish program features small classes, courses conducted primarily in the target language, and opportunities to study abroad and hold internships. As a result, students receive the personal attention and firsthand exposure that are required for a thorough understanding of the language, its literature, and the culture.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Smart classrooms allow students to interact with the most advanced instructional technology.

International Opportunities

Students may spend a semester or academic year abroad by participating in an established program approved by the academic dean and the appropriate department. Summer study abroad is also encouraged.

Academic Foreign Language Excellence

The Spanish program encourages graduate, off-campus, and post-baccalaureate learning opportunities. Recent students have pursued graduate work in Spanish at prestigious universities, while others have been chosen as Fulbright scholars for study in Europe and Central and Latin America. Faculty and students work together closely to create strong applications for these awards and/or for study in graduate or study abroad programs. In addition, attractive internship opportunities abound in Greater Boston.

Real-World Language Practice

Recent Spanish majors have made use of their language skills in teaching, diplomatic service, national security, publishing, law, marketing, and public relations.


Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Sample Degree Completion Plan: Option I

First Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
First Year Seminar 3 First Year Seminar 3
EN 105 Writing Seminar 3 EN 106 Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking 3
Mathematics Core Requirement 3 Social Science Core Requirement I 3
SP 101 Introductory Spanish or SP 201 Intermediate Spanish 3 SP 102 Introductory Spanish or SP 202 Intermediate Spanish 3
Elective 3 Elective 3

Second Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
Literature Core Requirement * 3 Religious Studies Core Requirement 3
Philosophy Core Requirement 3 Natural Sciences Core Requirement I 3-4
Social Science Core Requirement II 3 Elective 3
SP 201 Intermediate Spanish or SP 203 Introduction to Literature in Spanish* 3 SP 202 Intermediate Spanish or SP 250 Pilgrimage from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela 3
Elective 3 Elective 3

Third Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
Expressive Arts Core Requirement 3 Ethical Reasoning and Analysis Core Requirement 3
Natural Sciences Core Requirement II 3-4 History Core Requirement 3
SP 305 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition 3 SP 306 Advanced Conversation or SP 206 Hispanic Culture II 3
SP 301 Reading Seminar or SP 401 Senior Coordinating Seminar 3 SP 302 Reading Seminar or SP 402 Senior Coordinating Seminar 3
Elective or SP 205 Hispanic Culture I 3 Elective or SP 206 Hispanic Culture II 3

Fourth Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
Major elective or any advanced Spanish course at the 300 or 400 level 3 Major elective or any advanced Spanish course at the 300 or 400 level 3
Any advanced Spanish course at the 300 or 400 level 3 Any advanced Spanish course at the 300 or 400 level 3
SP 401 Senior Coordinating Seminar or SP 301 Reading Seminar 3 SP 402 Senior Coordinating Seminar or SP 302 Reading  Seminar 3
Core/major elective 3 Core/major elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
    Capstone Portfolio Requirement 1

*Note: The Literature core requirement can be fulfilled by SP 203 or SP 250 or by any Spanish literature course at the 300-level.


Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Sample Degree Completion Plan: Option II

First Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
First Year Seminar 3 First Year Seminar 3
EN 105 Writing Seminar 3 EN 106 Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking 3
EN 105 Writing Seminar 3 Social Science Core Requirement I 3
SP 203 Introduction to Literature in Spanish* or SP 205 Hispanic Culture I or SP 305 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition 3 SP 206 Hispanic Culture II or SP 306 Advanced Conversation or SP 250 Pilgrimage from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela 3
Elective 3 Elective 3

Second Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
Literature Core Requirement * 3 Religious Studies Core Requirement 3
Philosophy Core Requirement 3 Natural Sciences Core Requirement I 3-4
Social Science Core Requirement II 3 SP 306 Advanced Conversation or SP 206 Hispanic Culture II 3
SP 305 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition or SP 205 Hispanic Culture I 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3

Third Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
Expressive Arts Core Requirement 3 Ethical Reasoning and Analysis Core Requirement 3
Natural Sciences Core Requirement II 3-4 History Core Requirement 3
SP 301 Reading Seminar or SP 401 Senior Coordinating Seminar 3 SP 302 Reading Seminar or SP 402 Senior Coordinating Seminar 3
Major elective or any advanced Spanish course at the 300 or 400 level 3 Major elective or any advanced Spanish course at the 300 or 400 level 3
Elective 3 Elective 3

Fourth Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
SP 401 Senior Coordinating Seminar or SP 301 Reading Seminar 3 SP 402 Senior Coordinating Seminar or SP 302 Reading Seminar 3
Core/major elective 3 Core/major elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
    Capstone Portfolio Requirement 1

*Note: The Literature core requirement can be fulfilled by SP 203 or SP 250) or by any Spanish literature course at the 300 level.


Requirements for the Spanish Minor
(18 semester hours)

  • Pre-requisites: SP 202 Intermediate Spanish (or equivalent)
  • Four courses at the 300 or 400 level and/or SP 205 and/or SP 206 and/or SP 250).
Courses Liberal Arts & Education Pathway

Contact Information


t 781-768-7371
e lucia.ortiz@regiscollege.edu

Dean's Office


t 781-768-7155
e slaess@regiscollege.edu