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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

Spanish Language and Cultures

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SLLC)

The minor in Spanish Language and Cultures is a series of five courses in Spanish to be chosen in consultation with the departmental advisor.  Courses taken through Study Abroad programs may be applied. This 15 credit minor will provide students with a solid background in linguistic, cultural and literary aspects of the study of Spanish.

Students may choose from the following courses. A minimum of 9 credits must be on the 300 or 400 level.

SPAN 206 Review of Oral and Written Spanish for Native Speakers Educated in the US
SPAN 207 Reading and Writing in Spanish
SPAN 221 Introduction to Literature
SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar and Composition I
SPAN 302 Advanced Grammar and Composition II
SPAN 306 Spanish II for Native Speakers
SPAN 307 Oral Communication Skills for Native Speakers of Spanish
SPAN 310 Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 311 or 312 Advanced Conversation I or Advanced Conversation II
SPAN 315 Commercial Spanish I
SPAN 316 Practicum in Translation I
SPAN 317 Translation II
SPAN 318 Translation of Technical Texts
SPAN 321 Survey of Spanish Literature I
SPAN 322 Survey of Spanish Literature II
SPAN 323 Survey of Latin American Literature I
SPAN 324 Survey of Latin American Literature II
SPAN 325 Spanish Civilization I
SPAN 326 Spanish Civilization II
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization I
SPAN 347 Latin American Civilization II
SPAN 356 Literary Translation I
SPAN 357 Literary Translation II
SPAN 415 Commercial Spanish II
SPAN 422 Cross-Cultural Communication
SPAN 425 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics I: Basic Concepts
SPAN 426 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics II: Language In Use
SPAN 448 Special Topics in Latin American Civilization
SPAN 449 Special Topics in Spanish Civilization
All literature courses on the 400 level

  • All courses must be taught in Spanish.
  • Native or heritage learners of Spanish should seek the advice of the Undergraduate Advisor for Spanish before choosing their courses.
  • The minor is open to all students except Spanish majors. A grade of "C-" or better is required in each class.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the minor from courses taken at other institutions. However, a maximum of 9 credits may be applied from a University of Maryland study abroad program.

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