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Spanish (Minor)

Requirements for a minor in Spanish:

Required pre-minor courses 8 hours

CodeTitleCredits
SPA 111Basic Spanish I4
SPA 112Basic Spanish II4

Required Spanish courses 15 hours

CodeTitleCredits
SPA 211Reading in Spanish3
SPA 212Spanish Through Film3
SPA 311Advanced Spanish I3
SPA 312Spanish Through Short Fiction3
  • The remaining 3 required credits in the Spanish minor area must be completed by choosing from the list of Spanish courses at the 200 level or above. A WLC course or an internship or study abroad can also satisfy the remaining 3 credits.

Elective related course 3-4 hours

A course in another foreign language of the student's choice, written or signed.

 

SPA 111 - Basic Spanish I (4)

This is the first part of a two-semester course sequence. Intensive study of the principles of grammar and usage of the language. Basic vocabulary building, reading, composition, and translation of elementary texts. A contrastive grammar approach will be incorporated, drawing upon elements of English and ASL. Expressive use of the target language will be supported by real-time conferencing software and/or simple fingerspelling-based activities. While oral/aural skills are not normally taught, they may be incorporated optionally into the curriculum. Students will also be exposed to aspects of the target culture(s), including information on the deaf community abroad, where feasible. four hours of classroom-based instruction will be supplemented by a required weekly session in the department's Learning Laboratory.

SPA 112 - Basic Spanish II (4)

This is the second part of a two-semester course sequence. Intensive study of the principles of grammar and usage of the language. Basic vocabulary building, reading, composition, and translation of elementary texts. A contrastive grammar approach will be incorporated, drawing upon elements of English and ASL. Expressive use of the target language will be supported by real-time conferencing software and/or simple fingerspelling-based activities. While oral/aural skills are not normally taught, they may be incorporated optionally into the curriculum. Students will also be exposed to aspects of the target culture(s), including information on the deaf community abroad, where feasible. four hours of classroom-based instruction will be supplemented by a required weekly session in the department's Learning Laboratory.

  • Prerequisite: SPA111 and permission of the department if more than two semesters have elapsed since enrollment in SPA111

SPA 211 - Reading in Spanish (3)

This is one of two courses in the second year Spanish sequence. The main focus of this course is reading. The students will build on their knowledge of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and culture through the reading of Spanish literary and non-literary texts of graded difficulty. A contrastive grammar approach will be incorporated, drawing upon elements of English and ASL.

  • Prerequisite: SPA112.

SPA 212 - Spanish Through Film (3)

Students will apply the knowledge of vocabulary and syntax acquired in Basic Spanish to a variety of printed, Web-based texts, or captioned films. Readings and films will be chosen for their cultural value, interest, and accessibility. Grammar and composition will be practiced within the context of the selected reading and film materials.

  • Prerequisite: SPA112.

SPA 311 - Advanced Spanish I (3)

Composition and readings.

  • Prerequisite: SPA211,212; or the equivalent

SPA 312 - Spanish Through Short Fiction (3)

This is an advanced Spanish grammar and composition course. The students will acquire knowledge of advanced grammatical structures through the analysis of original contemporary Spanish and Latin American literary short fiction. A contrastive grammar approach will be incorporated, drawing upon elements of English and ASL.

  • Prerequisite: SPA 311
 
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