Serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, the Foreign Languages Program is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. It is committed to teaching as it services students across the disciplines. It strives to prepare students in the basic Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic sequence courses that are required to fulfill college foreign language requirements and also serve as course electives. It also is dedicated to providing quality upper-level courses in Peninsular and Latin American culture, literature, and linguistics for students who study and minor in Spanish. The Foreign Languages Program is committed to quality research in the areas of literature, linguistics and the applications of technology to language instruction, and and it is committed to service to the department, the college, the university, and the greater community.
Students at Prairie View A&M University have the chance to study Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic, in preparation for study abroad, military service, international business, or careers in foreign affairs. Resources in the Multimedia Language Lab enhance conversational skills and mastery of grammar.
Spanish Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate the use of academic Spanish vocabulary and structures.
- Students will produce quality written compositions in academic Spanish through the development of critical and analytical skills.
- Students will produce acceptable oral academic Spanish.
- Students will acquire a basic understanding of Hispanic culture.
- Students will acquire a knowledge of the major historical periods and literary movements in Hispanic literature.
- Students will define and apply basic linguistic concepts and processes as they relate to the teaching, learning and acquisition of Spanish.
Note: effective Fall 2011, the Spanish major is no longer offered at Prairie View A&M University.