Spanish Minor

Program Requirements

Core

Before registering for SPAN 210W or SPAN 311W, students must have a proficiency level equivalent to SPAN 201 (Intermediate low on the ACTFL scale). There are many ways of showing this proficiency, for example:
1) Take Span 201 (Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or Novice High on the ACTFL scale).
2) Take a placement test (contact the department to take the test). The placement test does not give credits. It shows the proficiency level to help students choose the course that better fits their language learning process.
3) Have an AP Score of 4.
4) Being a native/heritage speaker. Talk to a faculty to evaluate your oral and written proficiency or take the placement test.
5) Study abroad credits equivalent to SPAN 201. Contact the Spanish Program Director for more information and to create a plan of study.

Required for minor - Choose 4 Credit(s). At least 12 credits of upper-division level are required for the minor.

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

Electives

Before registering for any 300-400 level courses, students must have a proficiency level equivalent to SPAN 210W (Intermediate mid on the ACTFL scale). There are many ways of showing this proficiency, for example:
300-400 level courses do not follow a specific sequence. After taking SPAN 210W or showing proof of proficiency at this level, a student can take any 300-400 level course available. Course rotation varies and not all upper division courses are available every semester.
1) Complete SPAN 210W.
2) Take a placement test (contact the Spanish Program to take the test. The placement test does not give credits. It shows the proficiency level to help students choose the course that better fits their language learning process.
3) Being a native/heritage speaker, Talk to a faculty to evaluate your oral and written proficiency or take the placement test.
4) Study abroad credits equivalent to SPAN 201. Contact the Spanish Program Director for more information and to create a plan of study.

Electives for Spanish minor - Choose 12 - 16 Credit(s).

Topics will vary and course may be repeated for credit. Language topics include pronunciation and intonation, advanced grammar, Spanish for the marketplace, etc. The focus is on advanced oral or written communication. Prereq: Two years of university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years of university level Spanish or equivalent

Emphasis on development of oral communication skills and improvement in writing.

Prerequisites: none

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

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

Discussion and analysis of major themes and movements based on selected readings from representative authors from the Spanish speaking world. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Increase proficiency of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Emphasis is on reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish or equivalent

An introduction to reading literature in Spanish. Discussion and analysis of representative works by major authors from the Spanish speaking world.

Prerequisites: none

This course will focus on acquisition of cultural, personal and universal dimensions of cultural learning that will lead to recognition and (appropriate) response to conditions of marginalized populations as they experience first-hand diverse cultures.

Prerequisites: SPAN 201, SPAN 202

Diverse Cultures: Gold

Topics may vary. Course may be repeated for credit. Discussion and analysis of Spanish linguistics (syntax, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, translation theory and practice.) Prereq: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent

Topics vary: Spanish Literature from Medieval to Modern Times. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent

Topics vary: major writers from Spanish America; Spanish American novel; Spanish American poetry; Spanish American drama; Spanish American short story; romanticism, the Mexican novel. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level 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.

Introduction to the theory and practice of translation. This course is targeted at Spanish students and language professionals interested in developing translation skills, as well as in finding out what is involved in becoming a professional translator.

Prerequisites: none

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

Variable topics. Prereq: Completion of eight 300-level credits, or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of eight 300-level credits, or equivalent

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit. Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit. Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure.

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Two years university level Spanish

Prerequisites: Two years university level Spanish

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Internship in Spanish is designed to provide opportunities to apply classroom learning to practice and enhance skills, to experience the workplace and professional demands, and to explore a career.

Prerequisites: none

Variable topics. Prereq: Completion of eight 300-level credits, or equivalent

Prerequisites: completion of eight 300-level credits, or equivalent

Unrestricted Electives

Choose 8-12 credits.
SPAN 201-499