Spanish Foundations Minor
A minor in Spanish Foundations provides a solid foundation of language skills and cultural acumen to complement specializations in both the Liberal Arts and professional fields. Modern foreign language study enhances critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and written communication skills by requiring students to perceive, process, and articulate ideas within a linguistic and cultural framework different from their own. Important components of this enhancement are the systematic study of vocabulary and syntax, the discussion of cultural issues, the introduction to literature, and the redaction of compositions in the target language. In addition to courses offered on campus, students are strongly encouraged to study and travel abroad to apply and enhance their knowledge through cultural immersion in Spanish-speaking communities.
Note: Students may elect to minor in the Spanish Foundations Professional PEAK OR the Spanish Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK, but not both. Spanish majors may not minor in the Spanish Professional Foundations PEAK or the Spanish Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK.
Minor Requirements (15 credits):
The Spanish Foundations minor requires a minimum of 15 credits. A maximum of 10 credits may be waived toward the minor requirements for students entering the program with proven proficiency in the target language. The 15 credits in Spanish must include the following courses or their equivalent:
- MFL-131 Spanish Language & Culture I (4 cr)
- MFL-131REV Spanish Phonetics & Grammar Review (1 cr)
- MFL-132 Spanish Language & Culture II (4 cr)
- MFL 232 Spanish Language & Culture III (3 cr)
- MFL 233 Spanish Language & Culture IV (3 cr)
Student Learning Outcomes
- Indicators 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, and 4.1 of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, 3rd. Ed. ).
- Intermediate-Mid" Spanish language proficiency (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1983, Revised 1985).