Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Minor


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Students in this minor gain proficiencies in Spanish language, composition, and stylistics, with an exposure to Spanish-speaking cultures and literature. This language is not only useful, it has also been called by Nobel laureate Camilo Jose Cela, "…a glorious language [and] a gift from the gods."

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Minor


Careers

What Can I Do With A Minor In Spanish?

If you think learning a language spoken by an estimated 35 million people in the U.S.--and 400 million worldwide--will give you a leg up in the job market, you're right. Each day, the world becomes more close-knit. Global trade, the Internet, and improvements in transportation are accelerating rates of cultural and intellectual exchange. In this international climate, the second-language skills you'll acquire by minoring in Spanish will complement any major.

Prepare for the future by immersing yourself in diversity. With linguistic, literary, and cultural approaches to language study, you will learn to think critically and develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You will grow to understand and appreciate diverse cultures.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Minor


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 20
Major GPA 2.0
Foreign Language Required

Purpose Statement 
 
The Spanish minor prepares students to interact in oral and written expression with Spanish speakers used to dealing with non-native Spanish speakers in real life situations. Students can also expect to be able to comprehend basic authentic oral and written texts dealing with familiar topics related to work, academic studies and leisure. The minor will also provide learners with an awareness of certain cultural nuances and socio-political issues of the Spanish-speaking world, which will allow them to participate more easily in global organizations and projects. Students who complete the Spanish minor have the necessary foundation for continued professional development in their communication skills in Spanish, giving them an edge in domestic and international job markets. 

Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes are Aligned with Standards for Language Learning created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Upon completing this minor, students will be able to:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Minor


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Minor Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Spanish, Minor


Campus Availability

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