Spanish Minor

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

All minors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test or complete SPAN 201-202 in order to begin the 21 hours of advanced work required. The Spanish minor consists of 21-27 credit hours depending on placement and consists of:

Both of the following:

An advanced study of the most important grammatical structures of Spanish and extensive practice of these structures in the context of the skill areas of listening speaking reading writing and cultural competency. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Provides the tools to develop and enhance students writing skills. Focuses on the skills involved in writing in a second language. Through a variety of writing techniques and reading material such as newspaper and magazine articles essays among others students broaden their vocabulary and learn how to write creatively and critically. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Prerequisites SPAN 202 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

Develops and improves oral and listening skills broadens vocabulary and strengthens grammar. Engages students in functional daily conversations and expression of opinions on culture and current issues. Includes writing component related topics in the readings. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository persuasive argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

The historical development of Spain including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

-or-
The historical development of Spanish-speaking and Latin America including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

One of the following:

Representative authors works and literary movement of Spain including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350 and SPAN-202 General Education literature

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Representative authors works and literary movements of Latin America including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

And 6 credits in electives from SPAN courses numbered 300 or above.

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Dr. Harriett E. Hayes, Division Head
540-828-5654
hhayes@bridgewater.edu