Hispanic Studies: Languages and Cultures Minor

Students will learn about the multicultural perspectives that are part of the Hispanic/Latinoxa communities around the world. The courses discusses identity politics, cultural and literary productions, and how colonial/postcolonial discourses have shaped the way Hispanic/Latinoxa communities engage with issues of race, gender, class, etc.

An excellent option for students ready to take SPAN 210W and who are completing majors in Communication, Education, Engineering, Social Work, Nursing, Law Enforcement, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, and Business, as they are likely to interact with Hispanic communities in the U.S. and abroad. The program is in Spanish. 

Program Requirements

Core

Choose 4 Credit(s). Consult with an advisor on the best course option.

Includes basic communication exchanges, common vocabulary and experiences. Emphasis is on improving written expression through compositions related to socio-cultural topics of the countries in which Spanish is the primary language.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Develop writing and reading skills for academic and professional settings for students with intermediate high oral language proficiency who would like to develop their critical reading skills and improve their writing for academic and professional purposes. Practice of orthography, stylistics, compositional elements characteristic of writing in Spanish for a variety of cultural settings, etc. and development of communicative competence for a Spanish-speaking audience based on multicultural readings.

Prerequisites: none

Restricted Electives

Choose 12 Credit(s). Select course in consultation with an advisor.

A critical analysis of cultural and historical events that have shaped the Hispanic world from a transatlantic perspective. We explore the multiple cultures that are part of the Spanish, Latin American, and US regions and examine concepts such as Hispanic identity, colonial/postcolonial discourses, immigration, race, etc. This course is in Spanish.

Prerequisites: Two years of university-level Spanish or proof of equivalent proficiency.

Major cultural and historical aspects of Spain from ancient times to the present. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Major cultural and historical aspects of Latin America from pre-colonial times to the present. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

A critical analysis of Hispanic literature from the different regions of the Hispanic world (Spain, Latin America, US). We explore the multiple literary trends that are part of the Spanish-speaking regions and examine concepts such as Hispanic identity, colonial/postcolonial discourses, immigration, etc. through literary discourses. This course is in Spanish.

Prerequisites: Completion of 4 credits of 300 -level or equivalent proficiency level.

This course is targeted at language professionals including teachers, business professionals, health professionals, law enforcement professionals. The purpose is to improve overall oral proficiency and address communication issues and vocabulary associated with the students' field of expertise.

Prerequisites: none