Course Requirements

The Spanish minor is available through our campus program and distance teacher licensure program.

Spanish Minor - (24 credit hours)

A baccalaureate degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College requires at least 125 credit hours. In addition to the general studies courses and electives to graduate as a Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Spanish minor you need to complete at least 24 credit hours in Spanish and related courses.

Minor

18 credit hours required: all courses listed.

Students review grammatical patterns through a variety of listening and reading activities as well as improve their own oral and written expression. Fulfills general studies requirement. Campus only. Course fee applies.

Students review grammatical patterns through a variety of listening and reading activities as well as improve their own oral and written expression. Fulfills general studies requirement. Campus only.Course fee applies.

Students practice and enhance their communication skills progressing from specific functions and situations to free conversations and debates. Students participate in a variety of activities designed to refine listening and speaking through the active use of authentic materials describing life and society in Spain and Latin American countries. Video (film, television, travel and music) and audio (radio, music and literature) are important components.Campus only. Prerequisite: two semesters of college Spanish or Instructor‘s consent.

Students conduct an advanced study and practice the structure of modern Spanish in its component parts (verb tenses, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, etc.). Concepts are illustrated by authentic written and audiovisual materials, so that students use grammar in context. Campus only. As needed. Course fee applies.

Students conduct an in-depth study of the history and phonology of the Spanish language to improve their understanding and pronunciation of Spanish. Concepts are illustrated by authentic audio and visual materials. Campus only. As needed. Course fee applies.

Students conduct an advanced study of the process of writing in Spanish. A variety of authentic writing models that illustrate various functions and style serve as references. Students use audio and video, as well as texts, to practice and refine their composition skills. As needed. Campus only. Prerequisite: SP 331.

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3 hours required: all courses listed.

From a cross-cultural perspective, students conduct study of the history and cultures of Spanish-speaking areas in the world from colonialism to the modern day by using a variety of materials including video, slides, music and poetry. In English. Campus only. As needed.

From a cross-cultural perspective, students study the origins and development of the Spanish people, their culture and the development of the Spanish nation into modern times by using a variety of materials including video, slides, music and readings. In English. As needed.

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3 hours required: all courses listed.

Students conduct historical and critical studies of the principal authors and literary movements of Spain and Latin American countries and discuss orally and in written form the works considered. As needed.

This course covers literature and specific topics relative to student interest or needs. Repeatable. May be offered in conjunction with SP 280. As needed.

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Information about Course Requirements
We do our best to keep this information updated, but you should always double-check to ensure you are meeting graduation requirements. For the most current course requirements please review the latest undergraduate college catalog.  Always consult your academic advisor when registering for courses or when you have questions about course requirements.