Spanish

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Spanish major at Morningside allows you to gain a mastery of the language and a better understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. You will be prepared for graduate school or a career in government, business, education, or another field.

Degrees

Spanish (B.A.)

Major

Spanish Teaching (B.S.)

Major

Spanish

Minor

Spanish Teaching

Minor

A Great Fit For

  • Individuals who enjoy expression, analysis, and creativity.
  • Those who thrive in a less structured environment.
  • People with a love for language and literature.
  • Anyone interested in exploring the world through culture.
  • Bilingual Spanish speakers at any level of proficiency.

EXPERIENCE LEARNING BY DOING

INTERNSHIPS

Our ethnically diverse Siouxland community provides numerous opportunities for students to develop intercultural skills through customized internships with service agencies, medical facilities, businesses, law firms, and churches.

STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

- Spanish Club - Sigma Delta Pi - National Spanish Honor Society - Collegian Reporter – student-run newspaper - KMSC – student-run radio station - Kiosk – literary magazine - MCTV – student-run television station - Morningside Activities Council - Omicron Delta Kappa

STUDY ABROAD

Our program offers opportunities to study in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba. There are options for both semester-long and summer study abroad, and even healthcare-related and internship-based programs. Most of these programs include home stays. Students experience cultural exchanges and engage with the art, religious practices, historical sites, and current events of their host country. Many of our students study abroad during their time at Morningside. The Spanish Program has a formal affiliation with Spanish Studies Abroad, which provides financial savings for our students. Occasionally, a May Term course is offered in a Spanish-speaking country as well.

RESEARCH AND ACTIVE LEARNING

In addition to taking classes in locations throughout the globe, students may also choose to volunteer or conduct research to develop a deeper understanding of the Spanish language or other cultures.

NETWORK

You may frequently interact with professionals throughout the industry developing relationships and building skills. Opportunities include: - Industry-leading speakers - Club meetings and college-wide seminars - Interviews - Internships - Professional gatherings

PLAN OF STUDY

SPAN 103: Language and Culture I

SPAN 104: Language and Culture II 

SPAN 203: Intercultural Competence through Language I

SPAN 204: Intercultural competence through Language II  

SPAN 307: Communication for Leadership in the Professions

SPAN 412: Latin America in Transition

SPAN 445: Word and Image in Latin America 

SPAN 450: Internship in Spanish

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Resources

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I

EDUC 321: Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools & Practicum

EDUC 404: Methods of Teaching Spanish

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

EDUC 427: Secondary Student Teaching

EDUC 490: Effective Educator Seminar

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPAN 103: Language and Culture I

SPAN 104: Language and Culture II

SPAN 203: Intercultural Competence through Language I 

SPAN 204: Communication for Leadership in the Professions

SPAN 307: Spanish on the Big Screen

SPAN 320: Latin America in Transition

SPAN 412: Latin America in Transition

SPAN 445: Word and Image in Latin America

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

SPAN 103: Language and Culture I

SPAN 104: Language and Culture II

SPAN 203: Intercultural Competence through Language I

SPAN 204: Intercultural Competence through Language II

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Resources

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I

EDUC 321: Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools & Practicum

EDUC 404: Methods of Teaching Spanish

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

EDUC 427: Secondary Student Teaching

EDUC 490: Effective Educator Seminar

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPAN 103: Language and Culture I

SPAN 104: Language and Culture II

SPAN 203: Intercultural Competence through Language I 

SPAN 204: Communication for Leadership in the Professions

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

MEET THE FACULTY

Stacey Alex

Stacey Alex

Assistant Professor

Stacey’s Profile

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WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

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