Kentucky State University offers coursework focusing on the Spanish language. Spanish studies emphasize instruction in the fundamentals of syntax, pronunciation, and idiomatic expressions.
There is a four way approach to teaching Spanish and other foreign languages (listening/comprehension, conversing, reading, and writing). Instruction takes place in both the classroom and the Spanish laboratory, where students practice speaking and pronunciation and watch video material, films, and documentaries in the language. Intermediate and upper-level courses stress the acquisition of verbal and textual fluency and cultural or literary information.
All students who pursue a Bachelor’s degree at Kentucky State University are required to complete 6 credit hours of Spanish to fulfill the Liberal Studies requirements, or to demonstrate necessary knowledge in Spanish by earning a passing score on an AP or CLEP examination. You can find more information about these credits in the KSU Catalogue section on Credit by Examination/Certification and Credit for Life Experience. Spanish proficiency examinations are also available to those who seek advanced placement in courses or exemption from the Spanish foreign language requirement. More information on these examinations can be found in the KSU Catalogue subsection on proficiency examination programs.
Elementary Spanish foreign language courses 101 and 102 or 171 and 172 must be taken in order.