This minor allows students to acquire an active command of written and spoken Spanish, with a knowledge of historical and contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world. It is designed to complement programs such as Education, English, Film Studies, History, Management, and Music. Spanish minors may elect to study in Spain or Latin America during their junior year through our exchange programs or through other approved programs. Students planning to study abroad must consult with the National and International Exchange Center and Spanish faculty before departure to arrange for program approval and transfer of credit.
New students who have had no prior Spanish should register for IHSP-101 Elementary Spanish I. Students with one or two years of successful high school study or one college semester should register for IHSP-102 Elementary Spanish II. Students must consult Spanish faculty to find the most appropriate level.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|SP-201||Spanish and Social Change||4|
|SP-315||Cultures of Spain||4|
|SP-316||Latin American Cultures||4|
|SP-325||Introduction to Spanish Literature||4|
|SP-405||Contemporary Spanish Usage||4|
Upon completion of the Spanish minor, students will:
- Be able to speak and write in Spanish on a variety of current cultural topics, demonstrating a level of "Advanced-Low" on the proficiency scale established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (see www.actfl.org )
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the geography and culture of countries where the language is spoken, and of Spain and Latin America's historical and contemporary position in the modern world.
- Demonstrate the ability to read, summarize, and discuss literary features of short stories, fairy tales, essays, poetry, and plays with fluency.
- Develop the ability to clearly contrast Spanish and American cultural values surrounding such topics as education, ethnicity, gender, history, and the natural environment.