Spanish Minor

Courses in Spanish

Hispanic Studies Minor

A Hispanic Studies minor requires 18 or more semester hours in Spanish including the following:

*Placement Examination is available for those students with some background in Spanish. Students who place out of SPAN1410 and/or 1420 will be required to complete an additional three (3) semester hours of upper-level Spanish elective courses (listed below) to complete the minor.

**Students with previous background in Spanish or heritage/native speakers who place out of SPAN2100 (via Placement Examination) will be required to complete an additional nine (9) semester hours of upper-level Spanish elective courses (listed below) to complete the minor.

Upper Division Spanish Elective Courses

  • SPAN3110 Hispanic Cinema 3 s.h.
  • SPAN3120 Hispanic Literatures 3 s.h.
  • SPAN3220 Unheard Voices 3 s.h.
  • SPAN3240 Literature, Visual Culture, and Digital Media in the Hispanic Caribbean 3 s.h.
  • SPAN3500 Experiential Learning in Spanish 3 s.h.
  • SPAN3900 Topics in Spanish 3 s.h.

Other Requirements for the Hispanic Studies Minor
In order to successfully complete a minor in Hispanic Studies, a student must maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA in Spanish courses. If a student receives a grade lower than a C, he/she must retake the course.

 

SPAN1410 First-Year Spanish I 3 s.h.
An introduction to the practice of using and understanding Spanish to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Goal 4

SPAN1420 First-Year Spanish II 3 s.h.
Provides further practice in using and understanding Spanish to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite: SPAN1410 or equivalent. Goal 4

SPAN2000 Individual Study Goal 4 1-3 s.h.

SPAN2100 Second-Year Spanish 3 s.h.
Review and development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to cultural topics in the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN1420 or Placement Examination. Goal 4

SPAN2310 Spanish Contact Hours 1-2 s.h.
Contact hours in Spanish conducted independently. Available only to students in the Hispanic Studies minor. Can be taken simultaneously with the Spanish 1410-2100 sequence or before enrolling in SPAN2440. A student cannot complete more than two Spanish Contact semester-hours at a time per semester. The Spanish faculty, in collaboration with the student, will design a plan to comply with the number of Spanish Contact Hours needed. Experiential Learning in Spanish (including a study away opportunity) may satisfy this requirement for Spanish minors. Goal 4

SPAN2440 Cultural Conversations: Oral and Written Expressions 3 s.h.
Designed to facilitate a discussion, in Spanish, about contemporary cultural topics that affect the Spanish-speaking world. Students will also engage and write about texts that discuss and/or embody Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: 3 s.h. of SPAN2100 and SPAN2310 or Placement Examination. Goal 4

SPAN2900 Topics in Spanish 3 s.h.
Special studies in Spanish designed primarily for the non-Spanish major. Content may vary and will be announced at time of offering. When content changes, course may be repeated for credit. Goal 4

SPAN3110 Hispanic Cinema 3 s.h.
Designed to enhance students' knowledge of Hispanic culture through selected Spanish-speaking films. Prerequisite: SPAN2440. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality

SPAN3120 Hispanic Literatures 3 s.h.
Designed to enhance students' knowledge of Hispanic culture through selected pieces of literature from different parts of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN2440. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality

SPAN3220 Unheard Voices 3 s.h.
Explores representations of vulnerability in Latin American cultural production, particularly short narrative and film. Discusses the diversity of vulnerable experiences among unheard sectors of Latin American societies with a focus on women, afrolatinos, and the LGBTQ+ community. Taught in Spanish. Instructor approval required. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning – Equality

Note: Since this course is taught in Spanish, an intermediate-high proficiency level in Spanish is recommended for non-minor students.

SPAN3240 Literature, Visual Culture, and Digital Media in the Hispanic Caribbean 3 s.h.
Explores contemporary literature, visual culture, and digital media in translation produced in the Hispanic Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic). Through the examination of literary, digital, and visual materials, including narrative prose, paintings, murals, films, and performances, students will be exposed to multiple interpretations (new and traditional) of concepts such as citizenship and gender, sexual, and racial identities in the Hispanic Caribbean and its diasporas, particularly in the United States. Taught in English. Goal 4, ELO4 Global Learning – Equality

SPAN3500 Experiential Learning in Spanish 3 s.h.
Experiential learning (e.g. service in a Spanish-speaking country, working with a Latino non-profit organization, etc.) in Spanish conducted independently. The Spanish faculty, in collaboration with the student, will set up an appropriate Experiential Learning opportunity.

SPAN3900 Topics in Spanish 3 s.h.
Study of selected topics of interest in the Spanish-speaking world, to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Goal 4