Minor in Spanish

Spanish Minor — 15-23 units

A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Lower-Division Foundations (0-14 units)

SPAN 101First Semester Spanish4
SPAN 102Second Semester Spanish4
SPAN 205Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 206Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN 215Spanish for Heritage Speakers3

Upper-Division Requirements (6 units)

SPAN 301Advanced Grammar3
SPAN 341Introduction to the Reading of Literary Texts3

Upper-Division Electives (3-9 units)

Selected from the following:

SPAN 305Advanced Composition3
SPAN 306Advanced Reading and Conversation3
SPAN 326Applied Spanish Linguistics: Morphology and Syntax3
SPAN 350Introduction to Translation (Spanish to English)3
SPAN 371GWHistory and Development of the Spanish Language - GWAR3
SPAN 401Culture and Civilization of Spain3
SPAN 405Culture and Civilization of Spanish America3
SPAN 521Spanish Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Literature3
SPAN 52319th Century Spanish Literature3
SPAN 525The Contemporary Spanish Novel3
SPAN 543Spanish American Literature: Romanticism to Modernism3
SPAN 54520th Century Spanish American Literature3
SPAN 562Cervantes: The Quijote3
SPAN 580Hispanic Women Writers3
SPAN 595Senior Survey in Spanish or Spanish American Literature3

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Listening Comprehension: Student can understand the utterances of native speakers and extract main ideas from recordings of authentic speech, including excerpts from lectures, films, radio and television broadcasts.

2. Reading Comprehension: Student can understand and summarize main ideas in target language texts intended for general readers, including social correspondences, general purpose essays, short stories, and news writing.

3. Speaking: Student can sustain a conversation on a general topic with a fluent speaker of the target language, narrate and describe on a variety of topics at paragraph length, and respond to spontaneous developments in an exchange.

4. Writing: Student can produce narratives and descriptions, cohesive summaries and routine social correspondences (e.g. business letters, resumes), demonstrating awareness of diction, syntax, and stylistics in the writing process.

5. Student has an understanding of cultural values, folk beliefs, social conventions, and festive celebrations unique to target culture.

6. Student can identify, characterize, and analyze major literary genres, movements or periods.