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Spanish Studies Minor

Spanish & Portuguese
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 16
The Spanish studies minor focuses on Spanish and Latin American literary, cultural, and linguistic studies. Students begin with language skills courses. These are followed by courses in Hispanic literature, culture, and linguistics. Courses with specific skills focus and service-learning components are also available. The department encourages minors to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking area.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 4 courses before admission to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Courses
These courses must be taken in sequential order.
SPAN 1001 - Beginning Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1002 - Beginning Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1003 - Intermediate Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1004 - Intermediate Spanish (5.0 cr)
or SPAN 1014 - Business Spanish (5.0 cr)
or SPAN 1044 - Intermediate Medical Spanish (5.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students must declare the minor at least one full term before completing minor requirements and are encouraged to declare it as early as possible.
Minor Courses
Two related courses taught in English through any department may count toward the minor elective requirements. Advance written departmental consent and a contract form declaring that all written work will be completed in Spanish must be signed during the first week of the course.
SPAN 3015 - Spanish Composition and Communication (4.0 cr)
Electives
Take 4 or more course(s) from the following:
· SPAN 3011 - Spanish Communication Skills (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3022 - Advanced Business Spanish (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3044 - Advanced Medical Spanish (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3104W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literatures [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3105W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3107W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3211 - Discourses of Imperial Spain, 1492-1800 (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3212 - Discourses of Modern and Contemporary Spain, 1800-Present (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3221 - Latin American Colonial Discourses: Empire and Early Modernity (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3222 - Discourses of Modern and Contemporary Latin America (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3401 - Latino Immigration and Community Service [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3404 - Medical Spanish and Community Health Service (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3501 - Roots of Modern Spain and Latin America (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3502 - Modern Spain (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3510 - Issues in Hispanic Cultures (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3512 - Modern Latin America (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3701 - Structure of Spanish: Phonology and Phonetics (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3702 - Structure of Spanish: Morphology and Syntax (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3703 - Origins and History of Spanish and Portuguese (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3704 - Sociolinguistics of the Spanish-Speaking World (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3705 - Semantics and Pragmatics of Spanish (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3707 - Linguistic Accuracy Through Translation (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3730 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3800 - Film Studies in Spanish (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3910 - Topics in Spanish Peninsular Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3920 - Topics in Spanish-American Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3950 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· PORT 3001 - Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (4.0 cr)
 
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