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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
  • Languages

Kristin M. Carlson, Ph.D.

Department Chair

kcarlson@thiel.edu
📱 724-589-2183