Schreiner University offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English. The English program supports the tenets of liberal arts education expressed in the philosophy of the University. English courses prepare students for careers in foreign and public service, law, the ministry, communications, teaching, and research. Both the major and minor prepare students for related graduate studies. In lower division courses, students focus on reading, writing, research, and other language competencies. Sophomore level literature courses introduce students to a wide range of literature from ancient to modern periods. In upper division surveys and seminars, students examine national literatures, periods, and genres in depth. Students refine their research and writing skills as they prepare to construct and present a senior project.
Our Minor in Spanish & Latin American Studies offers students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary study of the past, present, and emerging cultural realities of the Spanish-speaking world: a geopolitical entity that includes but is not limited to Spain, Latin America, and the United States. In addition to studying the Spanish language and its more traditional cultural artifacts (e.g., literature and film), students of this interdisciplinary minor contemplate the many social, historical, political, and economic contexts that shape and are shaped by the cultural production of the Spanish-speaking world. Although the minor’s central focus is in the humanities and social sciences, students are encouraged to incorporate relevant coursework options from numerous other disciplines, such as business, education, and public health.
Additional Language Options: The Texas Language Consortium (TLC)
To expand foreign language options for our students, Schreiner University has joined the Texas Language Consortium—a collaboration of five liberal arts colleges in Texas. Participating in the consortium with Schreiner are Concordia University-Texas, Lubbock Christian University, Texas Lutheran University, and Texas Wesleyan University. The TLC gives students the opportunity to enroll for courses in a variety languages, including German, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Portuguese. Future offerings will include Japanese and Arabic.
Schreiner University offers courses leading to a MINOR IN SPANISH. The program is designed to give students an overview of Peninsular, Latin
American and Hispanic American perspectives.
Schreiner University offers courses leading to a minor in Spanish. The Spanish program supports the tenets of a liberal arts education expressed in the Mission Statement of the University.
A minor in Spanish:
• is an advantage in the ever-growing bilingual U.S. job market;
• opens the door to Latin America and Spain through literature, film, art and travel abroad opportunities;
• gives students access to Spanish and Latin American news sources and business markets.
The Spanish minor provides a foundational knowledge of linguistic, literary, and cultural aspects of the study of Spanish. It is designed to give students an overview of Peninsular, Latin American and Hispanic American perspectives. As the literatures of these areas are examined, histories and cultures also will be examined. Course content emphasizes meaningful use of the language, and aims to raise student awareness of the interaction of language, society, and culture. In order to acquire a minor in Spanish, students must take SPAN 2303 and 2304 and must complete an additional 12 advanced semester hours from the following: SPAN 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, and 3305. Students with a placement score at the level of SPAN 1402 or above may, upon written request to the Registrar, be given credit for required courses at the appropriate level.
Through Schreiner University’s International Studies program, students can spend semesters in several locations immersed in a different language and culture. The University also offers faculty led winter and summer trips abroad. Students have recently studied in Spain (Madrid and Salamanca) and Mexico (San Miguel de Allende).
A minor in Spanish prepares students for careers (in both public and private sectors) in the areas of international business, travel and tourism, healthcare, public service, and government.