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Spanish Translation - B.S. Program Requirements

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

Type Legend:DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Type Course Title Credits
  SPAN 18201 Elementary Spanish I 4
    18202 Elementary Spanish II 4
    28201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
    28202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (82 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ENG 20002

Introduction to Technical Writing (3)
Business and Professional Writing (3)
  MCLS 40420 Foreign Language and Culture Studies 3
  SPAN 38211 Spanish Grammar and Composition 3
    38213 Spanish Reading and Conversation 3
    38215 Spanish Phonetics and Diction 3
    38231 Translation Practice: Spanish 1
    38240 Conversation for Business and Special Purposes 3
    38421 Civilization of Spain 3
    38424 Culture and Civilization of Latin America 3
    48215 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation 3
WIC   48230 Advanced Translation Practice** 3
    48240 Business and Special Texts 3
  TRST 20009
Multilingual Information Lifecycle
Approaches to Translation 3
Cross-Language Mediation 3
WIC   38303
Medical Spanish Translation and Interpreting**
  Subject Area Specialty*** 27
  Choose from the following: 9
  SPAN 38330 Early Spanish Literature (3)  
    38331 Recent Spanish Literature (3)  
    38334 Early Spanish-American Literature (3)  
    38335 Recent Spanish-American Literature (3)  
    3/4xxxx Any SPAN 3/40000-level Literature course (3-9)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)****
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)****

*Students majoring in Spanish Translation are expected to have some proficiency in Spanish through high school study. Students with previous Spanish study should take the Spanish Placement Test and enroll in the correct course based on their score. Students who have completed three or four years of high school Spanish should see a Spanish major advisor for placement. Students lacking in sufficient major-level proficiency to take the first major courses, SPAN 38211 and SPAN 38212, can reach it by taking courses in the prerequisite sequence (SPAN 13201, 13202, 23201, 23202) based on their placement score and high school training. Students with sufficient Spanish to place into higher semesters are not allowed in Elementary Spanish I.

**A minimum C grade must be earned in either SPAN 48230 or TRST 38303 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

***The Subject Area Specialty is a departmentally approved coherent sequence of courses in one or more other disciplines
(i.e., not in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies). In order to be approved, the Subject Area Specialty must include courses in an area or areas that are currently marketable, such as business, legal studies, international relations, political science, computer science, chemistry, physics or other “hard” sciences. The Subject Area Specialty may include up to 17 credit hours of a different language in the sequence through composition/conversation. It may also optionally include MCLS 28404 The Latin American Experience and MCLS 28405 The Spanish Experience. Total credits: 27. The recommended Kent Core courses (see Kent Core Summary) may be included within this areawith advisor approval.

**** Recommended Kent Core Courses
Kent Core Basic Sciences:
BSCI 10001 Human Biology (3)
CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry (3)
GEOL 21062 Environmental Geology (3)

Kent Core Social Sciences:
ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)