Catalog of Abilene Christian University, 2005-2006

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Foreign Languages 65

Foreign Languages
Troy Mark Jones, Chair
ACU Box 28275, Abilene, Texas 79699-8275
Administration Building, Room 134
Phone: 325-674-2364
Fax: 325-674-6703
Email: jonesm@acu.edu
Web: www.acu.edu/fl
Faculty
Robert E. Brown, Associate Professor
Jeffrey O. Haseltine, Associate Professor
Troy Mark Jones, Associate Professor
M. Harland Rall, Assistant Professor
Carolyn Thompson, Instructor
Beatriz Walker, Instructor
Majors and Minors
Spanish
The Department of Foreign Languages offers the Bachelor of Arts
degree in Spanish. The department works with the Department
of Education to offer two-field teacher certification in Spanish and
another field (see the Education section of this catalog). A minor
in Spanish may be added to other majors.
Introduction
Languages are the student's key to becoming a citizen of the world.
Students develop a deep satisfaction when they can communicate
with millions outside their own country and linguistic background.
By learning one or more foreign languages, a student can qualify
or enhance his or her qualifications for many challenging careers:
* Teaching. Our nation needs outstanding foreign language
teachers and scholars in universities, colleges, secondary schools
and elementary schools.
* Business. A major combining business and a foreign language
can lead to careers with multinational corporations, in
international banking or accounting, hotel management,
import-export business or many other areas.
* Government Service. Important jobs in the Armed Services,
the Department of State, the Department of Commerce and the
International Communication Agency require proficiency in
foreign languages. Students should consider supplementing
language preparation with courses in business management,
economics and communication.
* Mission Work. The majority of the world does not speak
English. In order to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ
around the world, missionaries need to speak foreign languages.
Even if ACU does not offer the specific language of a given
country, we often can help the prospective missionary with a
language that is widely spoken in the area that he or she is
targeting, e.g., French in West Africa, German for Eastern Europe.
Moreover, the best way to raise one's general language learning
aptitude is to study a foreign language.
* Pre-Med. Students entering medical fields often find that a
major or minor in a foreign language broadens their intellectual
horizons, increases their ability to communicate with patients
and is favored by medical schools since it indicates broad
human interests.
Also, journalists, librarians, writers, researchers, doctors, nurses, police
officers, social workers and many others often find foreign language
skills essential.
The person who knows a foreign language has an added dimension
to his or her life. Language expands and heightens the pleasure of
travel, of good literature and of the arts. It fosters a sense of shared
humanity. These intangible benefits may be the most rewarding of all.
General Departmental Requirements: French, Spanish
Students who have had two or more years of a foreign language in
high school should be able to earn college credit by examination.
Students should take the CLEP subject examination in French, German

or Spanish during their senior year of high school. If this is impossible,
the test can be arranged through ACU.
Examinations for elementary (FL_111, 112) or intermediate (FL_221,
222) French, Spanish and German foreign language credit are given by
ACU Career Counseling and Testing Services. Students who have
ability in languages for which the ACU Testing Services has no
examination must make their own arrangements with an approved
university or testing agency and have the credit transferred to ACU.
If a student has little language background or fails to earn sufficient
advanced placement credit by examination, he or she may have to
take up to 12 hours of elementary and intermediate work as elective
hours prior to beginning advanced-level courses.
ACU offers a cooperative program in Spanish with Hardin-Simmons
University and McMurry University. Students planning to major in
Spanish may take advanced work in Spanish language or literature at
either university in addition to courses at ACU.
Study Abroad Expectations
All students are encouraged to participate in ACU's Study Abroad
program. Classes offered at Study Abroad sites vary depending on
the site. Academic advisors can assist students in planning ahead for
their Study Abroad experience and should be consulted during the
freshman year.
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Science: 4 semesters of HS science other than physical science, or >27 on ACT
science subscore.
Deficiency: 3 hours in field other than HS field.
Foreign Language: 4 semesters, one language, in HS.
Deficiency: 6 hours in one language.
OTHER NOTES
Entering students with fewer than 64 hours and all students planning to take their first
college math course must have appropriate SAT/ACT/COMPASS scores for placement.
Consult the current university catalog for information on the schedule of future course
offerings and prerequisites for course enrollment.
See catalog for dual major and dual degree requirements.
Exceptions must be approved on the appropriate exception or substitution form.
ELECTIVES
General electives (may include deficiency); may not include developmental courses
numbered 0"*; arrange to ensure >33 advanced hours.
SPANISH (BA)
Admission Requirements
Before being admitted to a program, a student must satisfy the
requirements listed in the SAT/ACT Placement section of this catalog.
BA: SPANISH DEGREE PLAN (SPAN)
Bible
BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus .......................... . ......................... 3
B IB L 10 2 A cts-R eve latio n ............................................... ....... .............................................. 3
BIBL 211 M essage of the O ld Testam ent ...................................................................... ... 3
BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ........................................ ...................... 3
BM IS 331 W orld Christians ........................... ...................................................... 3
English
ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric ...................... ........... ...................................... 3
ENGL 231 W orld Literature I ..................................... ......................... 3
speech
COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ............................. ...................... 3
History
HIST 117 Civilization I ............................................................ 3
Science
Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 ...... 6
Mathematics
> M A T H 12 0 ................................................................................ ..................................... 3
EX SC 100 + 3 activities ........................ .................................... ...................................... 4
UN IV 100 University Sem inar ................................................................ ......................... 1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE .......................... . .... .................. 41
English
ENGL 112 Composition and Literature .................................... ..... ................. 3
ENGL 232 World Literature II ........................................ .......... ............. 3
Social Sciences/Humanities
ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology .............................................. 3
H IST 1 18 C iv ilizatio n II .............................................................................................. ....... 3
Choose from: economics (also AGRB 261), geography, philosophy, political science,.
psychology, sociology .................................................................. ........................... 3

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