Spanish Language and Culture
The Minor in Spanish Language and Culture combines acquisition of linguistic competence with the study of the cultural and historic manifestations of the Spanish-speaking world.
Upon completion of the minor in Spanish Language and Culture, students should be able to:
- Speak, read, write, and comprehend Spanish at the intermediate-high level on a variety of current cultural topics.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the geography and culture of countries where the language is spoke and of Spain and Latin America’s historical and contemporary position in the modern world.
- Recognize the historical, cultural, and creative contexts of Hispanic cultures and effectively articulate how such factors shape their world perspectives.
- Understand the impact Hispanic cultures and the Spanish language have had and continue to have on other cultures.
- Respect cultural differences leading to effective interaction within a Spanish-speaking society and in any culturally-diverse situation.
The requirements for the minor include 21 CHs of coursework above the introductory levels.
ALL of the following courses (15 CH):
- SPAN 214 Intermediate Spanish I
- SPAN 224 Intermediate Spanish II
- SPAN 305 Applied Spanish Phonetics
- SPAN 315 Advanced Intermediate I
- SPAN 325 Advanced Intermediate II
TWO of the following courses (6 CH):
- SPAN 250 Spain: Culture and Civilization
- and HIST 370 Latin America: Culture, Conquest and Colonization
- or HIST 371 Latin America: Reform and Revolution