Spanish Minor

Minor - Spanish 

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 34

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Summary

Lower-Division Core16
Upper-Division Core6
Expression
Literature
Upper-Division Electives12
Literature and Linguistics
Additional Electives
Teaching Spanish Track
Total Hours34

Lower-Division Core

Complete all of the following courses:
SPNS 101Elementary Spanish I4
SPNS 102Elementary Spanish II4
SPNS 201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPNS 202Intermediate Spanish II4
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Rule: Must complete all of the following subcategories. 6 total credits required.

Expression

Complete the following course:
SPNS 301Spanish: Oral and Written Expr3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Literature

Complete 1 of the following courses:
SPNS 326Contemporary Spanish Lit3
or SPNS 331 Contemp Latin Amer Lit
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Electives

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 12 total credits required.

Literature and Linguistics

Complete one of the following courses:3
Spanish: Applied Linguistics
Latin American Literature
Spanish Lit:Renaiss/Goldn Age
Spanish Lit:Modern & Contemp
Seminar
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Electives

Complete 9 credits of additional upper-division SPNS electives.9
Total Hours9

 Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Spanish Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
  • Individuals completing the teaching track of this minor must also complete the teaching track of a major in another teaching content area.
  • Study in a Spanish-language country, provided either through the University’s Study Abroad Program or an experience considered to be equivalent, also is required.

Teaching Spanish Track Requirements 

Complete all of the following courses:
LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
MCLG 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
SPNS 305Spanish Phonetics3
SPNS 400Spanish: Applied Linguistics3
Total Hours12

 Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­Spanish, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department