The Hispanic Studies Minor combines the study of the Spanish language and an interdisciplinary approach to the Hispanic world. It develops writing, reading, comprehension and speaking skills in Spanish and allows students to approach the culture, society and politics of the Hispanic World from a variety of disciplines. In addition to literature, relevant classes in History, Sociology, Political Science and Economics, among other disciplines, can count toward the Hispanic Studies Minor.
Students must maintain a C- average or better.
Students completing a minor in Hispanic Studies must take 6 courses (18 credit hours), including 301 and 312. Three of the six classes must be taken at Roosevelt University. Two of the three classes must be at the 300 level.
Five different courses of study are available to the student pursuing a minor (see options listed below). Students' proficiency level in Spanish determines which course of study they follow.
SPAN 301: Conversation and Composition (in Spanish), offered every fall. This course is required.
SPAN 312: Readings in Hispanic Culture (in Spanish), offered every spring; This course develops students’ ability to read in Spanish, while continuing to refine their writing, comprehension and speaking abilities. Short and classic texts by historic and contemporary Hispanic authors will be read. This course is required.
3XX: Cross-listed courses, taught in English, which are thematically related to the Hispanic world taught in English in the Departments of English, History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, etc. Cross-listed 3XX courses can be taken either before or at the same time as 301 and 312.
XXX: Spanish Language Study at Kukulcan Language School in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
This course of study is for a student who is beginning at the most basic level and consists of six courses with a three-year sequence minimum.
This course of study is for a student who is a beginner, but has some basic Spanish knowledge. It consists of six courses with a three year sequence minimum.
This course of study is for a student who is at a basic intermediate level. It consists of six courses with a two-year sequence minimum.
This course of study is for a student who is at an advanced intermediate level. It consists of six courses with a One and a half-year sequence minimum.
This course of study is for a student who is at an advanced level. It consists of six courses with a one-year sequence minimum.
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