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.
Students are required to take eighteen credit hours. There are two required courses -- SPAN 301 "Writing in Spanish" and SPAN 312 "Readings in Hispanic Culture." Students who begin at SPAN 101 will follow a sequential course of study culminating in SPAN 312. Students who begin at a higher level will have the opportunity to supplement their language study with courses related to the Spanish-speaking world that are offered in disciplines other than Hispanic Studies (such as history or sociology).
As students proceed through the various levels of language training, they can expect to gain increasing proficiency in speaking, understanding, writing and reading Spanish. Students at an advanced level will gain a knowledge of the literature, history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.