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Hispanic Studies Minor

Offered in: CHICAGO

The Hispanic Studies Minor combines the study of the Spanish language and an interdisciplinary approach to the Hispanic world. Students develop writing, reading, comprehension and speaking skills in Spanish and learn about the cultures, society and politics of the Hispanic World from a variety of disciplines. In addition to literature, approved courses in History, Sociology, Political Science and Economics, among other disciplines, earn credit toward the Hispanic Studies Minor.

Standards

Students must maintain a C- average or better.

Requirements

Students completing a minor in Hispanic Studies must take six courses, including 301 and 312. Three of the six courses 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.

Course information

  • 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.

Option 1

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.

  SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I .....3
  SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II .....3
  SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I .....3
  SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II .....3
  SPAN 301 Writing in Spanish .....3
  SPAN 312 Studies in Hispanic Civilization and Culture .....3

Option 2

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.

  SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II .....3
  SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I .....3
  SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II .....3
  SPAN 301 Writing in Spanish .....3
  SPAN 312 Studies in Hispanic Civilization and Culture .....3

Other Courses

* See description under Course Information section above
  SPAN 3XX - Cross Listed Course .....3

Option 3

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.

  SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I .....3
  SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II .....3
  SPAN 301 Writing in Spanish .....3
  SPAN 312 Studies in Hispanic Civilization and Culture .....3
  3XX - Cross Listed Course .....3
  3XX - Cross Listed Course .....3

Option 4

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.

  SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II .....3
  SPAN 301 Writing in Spanish .....3
  SPAN 312 Studies in Hispanic Civilization and Culture .....3
  SPAN 3XX - Cross Listed Course .....3
  SPAN 3XX - Cross Listed Course .....3
  SPAN 3XX - Cross Listed Course .....3

Option 5

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.

  SPAN 301 Writing in Spanish .....3
  SPAN 312 Studies in Hispanic Civilization and Culture .....3
  SPAN 3XX - Cross Listed Course .....3
  SPAN 3XX - Cross Listed Course .....3
  SPAN 3XX - Cross Listed Course .....3
  SPAN 3XX - Cross Listed Course .....3