Coursework in Spanish provides students with functional fluency and knowledge of Hispanic culture. This fluency and knowledge can enhance career opportunities in such fields as nursing, medicine, business, social work, criminal justice, law, and education.
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 Beginning Spanish I 3 s.h.
Designed to practice and obtain a fundamental knowledge of listening/understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish. An introduction to the Hispanic culture and people. Goal 4
SPAN1420 Beginning Spanish II 3 s.h.
A continuation of SPAN1410. Prerequisite: SPAN1410 or equivalent. Goal 4
SPAN2000 Individual Study Goal 4 1-3 s.h.
SPAN2380 Advanced Grammar, Conversation and Composition 3 s.h.
Review of the grammatical structures introduced in the two previous semesters, with the aim of increasing the fluency and accuracy of oral skills by emphasizing the most difficult structures, and writing skills by writing short compositions. Prerequisite: SPAN1420 Goal 4
SPAN2410 Hispanic Culture Through Film 3 s.h.
Explores film representations of Hispanic culture, including significant historical events and traditions, the rituals of daily life, and contributions to U.S. culture. Prerequisite: SPAN2380. Goal 4
SPAN2420 Hispanic Culture Through Print 3 s.h.
Designed to enhance students' knowledge of Hispanic culture through selected readings in journalism and literature. 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