Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the United States. Speaking and comprehending Spanish is important in today's interconnected world, and relevant to a broad range of professions such as business, translation and interpretation, community advocacy, teaching, bilingual medical professions, and international diplomacy. Lincoln University students can minor in Spanish. The minor in Spanish can change and improve your career trajectory. More and more employers advertise positions where knowing multiple languages is essential.
Courses satisfy Foreign Language Requirement
The mission of the Foreign Languages program at Lincoln University is to provide students with working knowledge of the target language enabling them to function bilingually in their daily lives and to enrich their cultural awareness and understanding in topics relevant to the regions of the world where their studied language is spoken.
Students who successfully complete the minor in Spanish should demonstrate the following:
The ability to confidently express themselves in Spanish
The capacity to comprehend authentic written and spoken Spanish
An understanding of Spanish cultural aspects such as history, literature,music
and art, and their impact on American culture and society
Assessment measures allow students and faculty to determine whether the students have met the objectives of the program. The Spanish faculty has devised an assessment program that measures proficiency in the five core skills of language acquisition: speaking, listening, writing, reading and culture. Assessment measures are spread throughout the degree program so that students may receive periodic reports of their progress. All students completing the minor in Spanish must complete an in-house oral assessment consistent with ACTFL standards.
Advanced Placement and Credit
Students who have completed one or more years of foreign language study in high school may be eligible for advanced placement into FRE or SPA 205 or 303 and to receive academic credit for the prerequisite course or courses. Students must apply to the Department Humanities and Communications prior to registration for advanced placement. Local placement tests will be administered by the foreign language faculty. Students who place into FRE or SPA 205 or 303 may receive full credit for the prerequisite course or courses provided that they pass the course in which they enroll with a grade of "C" or better and pay the appropriate fee for credit by examination. For details and application deadlines, contact the head of the Department of Humanities and Communications (located in Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall 101).