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Spanish Studies Minor

Spanish & Portuguese
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 16
The Spanish studies minor focuses on Spanish and Latin American literary, cultural, and linguistic studies. Students begin with language skills courses. These are followed by courses in Hispanic literature, culture, and linguistics. Courses with specific skills focus and service-learning components are also available. The department encourages minors to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking area.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 4 courses before admission to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Courses
These courses must be taken in sequential order.
SPAN 1001 - Beginning Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1002 - Beginning Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1003 - Intermediate Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1004 - Intermediate Spanish (5.0 cr)
or SPAN 1014 - Business Spanish (5.0 cr)
or SPAN 1044 - Intermediate Medical Spanish (5.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students must declare the minor at least one full term before completing minor requirements and are encouraged to declare it as early as possible.
Minor Courses
Two related courses taught in English through any department may count toward the minor elective requirements. Advance written departmental consent and a contract form declaring that all written work will be completed in Spanish must be signed during the first week of the course.
SPAN 3015 - Spanish Composition and Communication (4.0 cr)
Electives
Take 4 or more course(s) from the following:
· SPAN 3011 - Spanish Communication Skills (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3022 - Advanced Business Spanish (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3044 - Advanced Medical Spanish (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3104W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literatures [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3105W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3107W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3211 - Interpreting Imperial Spain, 1492-1800 (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3212 - Interpreting Modern and Contemporary Spain, 1800-Present (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3221 - Interpreting Colonial Latin America: Empire and Early Modernity (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3222 - Interpreting Modern and Contemporary Latin America (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3401 - Latino Immigration and Community Service [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3404 - Medical Spanish and Community Health Service (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3501 - Roots of Modern Spain and Latin America (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3502 - Modern Spain (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3510 - Issues in Hispanic Cultures (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3512 - Modern Latin America (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3701 - Structure of Spanish: Phonology and Phonetics (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3702 - Structure of Spanish: Morphology and Syntax (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3703 - Origins and History of Spanish and Portuguese (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3704 - Sociolinguistics of the Spanish-Speaking World (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3705 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3707 - Linguistic Accuracy Through Translation (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3730 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3800 - Film Studies in Spanish (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3910 - Topics in Spanish Peninsular Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3920 - Topics in Spanish-American Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3950 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· PORT 3001 - Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (4.0 cr)
 
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SPAN 1001 - Beginning Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Emphasizes development of communicative competence. Cultural readings. prereq: Less than 2 yrs of high school Spanish, dept consent, no college-level Spanish
SPAN 1002 - Beginning Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01306 - Span 1022/Span 4022
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Emphasizes development of communicative competence. Cultural readings. prereq: 1001 completed at UMNTC, dept consent
SPAN 1003 - Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02140 - Madr 1003/Span 1003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Speaking/comprehension. Developing reading/writing skills based on materials from Spain/Spanish America. Grammar review. Compositions, oral presentations. prereq: [1002 or 1022] or EPT placement
SPAN 1004 - Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 1004/1014/1044
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Speaking/comprehension. Developing reading/writing skills based on materials from Spain/Spanish America. Grammar review. Compositions, oral presentations. prereq: 1003 or EPT placement
SPAN 1014 - Business Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 1004/1014/1044
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Vocabulary, report writing skills. Proper format for business communications. Conversational fluency on trade-related topics. prereq: 1003
SPAN 1044 - Intermediate Medical Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 1004/1014/1044
Prerequisites: 1003 or equiv
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Language needed by health-care workers who interact with Spanish-speaking patients. Basic medical vocabulary, questions/answers in common medical situations. Vocabulary/phrases to conduct patient interviews and physical exams. Readings on Latin American view of health and health care. prereq: 1003 or equiv
SPAN 3015 - Spanish Composition and Communication
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01163 - Span 3015/Tldo 3015
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Comprehending written/spoken texts. Speaking, reading, writing beyond intermediate level. prereq: 1004 or 1014 or 1044, LPE pass
SPAN 3011 - Spanish Communication Skills
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Real-world writing, speaking, reading. Writing summaries of lectures by native speakers. Two papers. Reader's journals. Oral presentation. Grammar review. Audio exercises, Paired/small-group work. Discussions. Peer editing. Process writing. prereq: [1004 or 1014 or 1044], LPE pass
SPAN 3022 - Advanced Business Spanish
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01150 - Span 3022/Tldo 3023
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major issues of culture in relation to business in context of Spanish-speaking world. Important historical-social factors that contribute to understanding of economy/business relationships with industrialized nations. prereq: 3015
SPAN 3044 - Advanced Medical Spanish
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: [[1004 or 1014 or 1044 or equiv], Span LPE] or #
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
How to communicate more effectively in linguistic/cultural terms with Spanish speaking patients. Advanced/specific medical vocabulary, communication strategies, and related cultural aspects. Conducting patient interviews/medical history. Using vocabulary/conversation to conduct physical exams. Latin American views on health/health care. prereq: [[1004 or 1014 or 1044 or equiv], Span LPE] or instr consent
SPAN 3104W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literatures (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01161
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Structures, meaning, and social/historical function of diverse literary texts. prereq: 3015, Spanish [major or minor]or Span-Port major
SPAN 3105W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01162
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural issues pertaining to Spain or Spanish America. prereq: 3015, Spanish [major or minor] or Span-Port
SPAN 3107W - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01152
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Structure of Spanish. Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, language acquisition, language/gender, sociolinguistics. History of Spanish. prereq: 3015, Spanish [major or minor] or Span-Port major
SPAN 3211 - Interpreting Imperial Spain, 1492-1800
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01153 - Span 3211/Tldo 3211
Prerequisites: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or #]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Novels, places, poems, aphorisms, emblems, letters, and political treatises. Questions of ethnicity, gender, class, colonization, early mass culture, and subjectivity. prereq: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or instr consent]
SPAN 3212 - Interpreting Modern and Contemporary Spain, 1800-Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01176
Prerequisites: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or #]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Wide variety of texts. Questions of gender, class, subjectivity, representation, art, and politics. prereq: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or instr consent]
SPAN 3221 - Interpreting Colonial Latin America: Empire and Early Modernity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01164
Prerequisites: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or #]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conquest, colonization, and forms of resistance in Latin America. prereq: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or instr consent]
SPAN 3222 - Interpreting Modern and Contemporary Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01156 - Span 3222/Tldo 3222
Prerequisites: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or #]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Late modern and contemporary discourses in literature, popular culture, mass media, and film. prereq: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or instr consent]
SPAN 3401 - Latino Immigration and Community Service (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Service-learning course. U.S. power structures associated with emigration from Latin America. Rapid demographic change. Global economic system/emigration. Human rights. Federal immigration reform. Language issues. Inclusive political, economic, educational systems. Dialogue with Latino immigrants, community visits, civic engagement. prereq: 3015/3015H
SPAN 3404 - Medical Spanish and Community Health Service
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3015 with grade of at least B- or [1044, high pass on at least three sections of LPE]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Creating materials for effective communication with and education of Spanish-speaking patients. Students engage in service learning with community health care partners that serve the Chicano/Latino population. prereq: 3015 with grade of at least B- or [1044, high pass on at least three sections of LPE]
SPAN 3501 - Roots of Modern Spain and Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 3411/3501
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/cultural events leading to nation building in early modern Spain and Spanish speaking America. prereq: 3015, [3105W or TLDO 3105 or VENZ 3512 or instr consent]
SPAN 3502 - Modern Spain
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Spanish culture, from beginning of 19th century to present. Cultural change and its conflicts as represented in Spanish art, literature, film, and diverse political developments. prereq: 3015, [3105W or TLDO 3105 or VENZ 3512 or instr consent]
SPAN 3510 - Issues in Hispanic Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 3015, [3105W or TLDO 3105 or VENZ 3512 or #]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of practices that have shaped cultural identity of Spanish or Portuguese-speaking areas. Topics vary. prereq: 3015, [3105W or TLDO 3105 or VENZ 3512 or instr consent]
SPAN 3512 - Modern Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01165
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Impact of various forms of modernization on cultural production in Latin American racial, ethnic, class relations, institutional, and ideological structures. prereq: 3015, [3105W or TLDO 3105 or VENZ 3512 or instr consent]
SPAN 3701 - Structure of Spanish: Phonology and Phonetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 3701/3701H
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Analysis of phonetics/phonology of modern Spanish. Regional/social variants of the language in Spain and Spanish America. Emphasizes improving Spanish pronunciation. prereq: 3015, [3107W or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3107 or instr consent]
SPAN 3702 - Structure of Spanish: Morphology and Syntax
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 3702/3802
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Using linguistic concepts such as morpheme, flexional affix, noun phrase, subject, subordination, and coordination to identify different morphological/syntactic components of Spanish. prereq: 3015, [3107W or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3107 or instr consent]
SPAN 3703 - Origins and History of Spanish and Portuguese
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of Spanish from its Latin roots. Phonetic, morphological, syntactic, and sociolinguistic aspects of language variations over time. prereq: 3015, [3107W or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3107 or instr consent]
SPAN 3704 - Sociolinguistics of the Spanish-Speaking World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 3704/3804
Typically offered: Every Spring
Spanish dialects. Spanish in contact with other languages. Bilingualism, language attitudes. Pragmatic analysis of Spanish. Impact of recent cultural, political, and socioeconomic transformations on language. prereq: 3015, [3107W or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3107 or instr consent]
SPAN 3707 - Linguistic Accuracy Through Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of style/audience/lexicon of various texts in Spanish (popular press, business, academic) examined as framework for training to communicate with accuracy in different contexts. Students apply lexical/grammatical choices in translating texts. prereq: 3015, [3104W or 3105W or 3107W or TLDO 3104 or TLDO 3105 or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3104 or VENZ 3107 or VENZ 3512 or instr consent]
SPAN 3730 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 3015, [3107W or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3107 or #]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 3015, [3107W or TLDO 3107 or VENZ 3107 or instr consent]
SPAN 3800 - Film Studies in Spanish
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 3015, [3104W or 3105W or TLDO 3104 or TLDO 3105 or VENZ 3104 or VENZ 3512 or #]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Films from Spain or Spanish-speaking world in their historical, (geo)political, and socioeconomic contexts. Films analyzed under interdisciplinary frameworks, noting aspects related to cinematography/rhetoric. prereq: 3015, [3104W or 3105W or TLDO 3104 or TLDO 3105 or VENZ 3104 or VENZ 3512 or instr consent]
SPAN 3910 - Topics in Spanish Peninsular Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or #]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Focus on central theme related to important groups of writers, literary movements, trends, critical approaches, methods. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or instr consent]
SPAN 3920 - Topics in Spanish-American Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 3320/3920
Prerequisites: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or #]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Focus on central theme related to important groups of writers, literary movements, trends, critical approaches, methods. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 3015, [3104W or TLDO 3104 or VENZ 3104 or instr consent]
PORT 3001 - Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, reading, speaking, writing. Uses communicative approach. prereq: [SPAN 1004 or SPAN 1014 or SPAN 1044, SPAN LPE pass] or instr consent