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Hispanic Studies

Hispanic Studies

Program Description

The ability to work with people from other cultures is becoming ever more important, and speaking a foreign language will give you a head start in almost any field: international business, law, journalism, government, the military and more. This concentration enables the student to develop the five skills of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural competency in Hispanic languages. This option has a culture  track (more internationally related course work in the humanities and political science) and a trade track (more courses in international economics and business). Students benefit from a wide array of study-abroad opportunities.

See Points of Pride, Put Your Degree to Work and Soaring Warhawks on the World Languages and Cultures major page.

For More Information

Department of History and World Languages & Cultures

Auburn University at Montgomery

Liberal Arts 348

334-244-3221

kkeller@aum.edu

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Hispanic Studies concentration within the World Languages and Cultures major includes:


Course #

Course Name

Course Description

GEOG 3950

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems history and theory, spatial concepts, research design, computer cartography, data collection and entry, information, storage, relational database design, digitizing, raster/vector operations, GPS and GIS, remote sensing analysis, overlay operations, spatial statistics and predictive modeling, spatial queries, and GIS output.

INTL 3000

Introduction to International Studies (WI)

An interdisciplinary course that focuses on cultural differences that influence attitudes, assumptions and behavior, especially as they affect intercultural communications. (Same as COMM 3000). Prerequisite ENGL 1020.

INTL 4400

Special Topics in INTL (WI)

Period or topic courses in International Studies, the exact emphasis announced at each course offering. May be repeated as emphasis changes.

SPAN 1010

Elementary Spanish I/Lab

Basic language skills with emphasis on conversation and exposure to Hispanic civilization. For student with less than two years of high school Spanish. Multi-media computer lab required.

SPAN 1020

Elementary Spanish II/Lab

Fundamentals of the Spanish language skills with emphasis on conversation and exposure to Hispanic civilization. Fulfills School of Liberal Arts foreign language core requirement. Multi-media computer lab required. Prerequisite SPAN 1010.

SPAN 2010

Intermediate Spanish I/Lab

Review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills and increased understanding of Hispanic cultures. Multi-media computer lab required. Prerequisite SPAN 1020.

SPAN 2020

Intermediate Spanish II/Lab

Review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills and increased understanding of Hispanic cultures. Multi-media computer lab required. Prerequisite SPAN 2010.

Four Spanish (SPAN) courses at 3000 or 4000 level

Approved upper level courses in anthropology, economics, film studies,

geography, history, international business, literature, political science,

theatre, visual arts.