Spanish Minor

Minor - Spanish

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 34

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Summary

Lower-Division Core

16

Upper-Division Core

6

Expression

Literature

Upper-Division Electives

12

Literature and Linguistics

Additional Electives

Teaching Spanish Track

Total Hours

34


Lower-Division Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SPNS 101

Elementary Spanish I

4

SPNS 102

Elementary Spanish II

4

SPNS 201

Intermediate Spanish I

4

SPNS 202

Intermediate Spanish II

4

Total Hours

16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

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

Expression

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

SPNS 301

Spanish: Oral and Written Expr

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Literature

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

SPNS 326

Contemporary Spanish Lit

3

or SPNS 331

Cultures and Societies of Latin America

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Electives

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

Literature and Linguistics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

SPNS 400

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

SPNS 432

Latin American Literature

SPNS 465

Spanish Lit:Renaiss/Goldn Age

SPNS 466

Spanish Lit:Modern & Contemp

SPNS 494

Seminar

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of additional upper-division SPNS electives.

9

Total Hours

9

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

LING 270S

Intro to Linguistics

3

MCLG 410

Methods Teaching Foreign Language

3

SPNS 305

Spanish Phonetics

3

SPNS 400

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

3

Total Hours

12

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.