A minor in Spanish consists of 15 semester hours or more in Spanish courses.
Students with a background in Spanish are required to take the Language Placement Examination. Depending upon where their score places them at the second-year level, they may obtain a minor with six or nine semester hours.
Courses in Spanish
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.
SPAN2380 Advanced Grammar 3 s.h.
Review of the grammatical structures introduced in Beginning Spanish II; an introduction to the most challenging structures in the Spanish language. Prerequisite: SPAN1420. 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
SPAN2450 Hispanic Culture 3 s.h.
Study of the culture of Spain and Spanish America, with a focus on the main historical events, traditions, and Spanish contributions to the Western culture. Prerequisite: SPAN2380. Goal 4
SPAN2700 Internship in Spanish 1 – 3 s.h.
An internship developed in conjunction with and approved by the appropriate foreign language instructor. This internship will be with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of Spanish. The internship may be pursued in the United States or abroad. The internship credit will be counted toward the minor in the language, but is not required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) 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
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