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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Spanish Language and Cultures

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)


The minor in Spanish Language and Cultures is a series of five courses in Spanish to be chosen in consultation with the departmental advisor. Courses taken through Study Abroad programs may be applied. This 15 credit minor will provide students with a solid background in linguistic, cultural, and literary aspects of the study of Spanish.

Core Courses Required for the Minor

SPAN207 Reading and Writing in Spanish
SPAN301 Advanced Grammar and Composition I
SPAN303 Approaches to Cultural Materials in the Hispanic World

Other Required Courses

Following completion of the core sequence, students choose two courses from the following:

SPAN206 Review of Oral and Written SPAN for Native Speakers Educated in the United States
SPAN302 Advanced Grammar and Composition II
SPAN306 Spanish II for Native Speakers
SPAN310 Spanish Phonetics
SPAN307 Oral Communication Skills for Native Speakers of Spanish
SPAN315 Commercial Spanish I
SPAN316 Practicum in Translation I
SPAN317 Practicum in Translation II
SPAN318 Translation of Technical Texts
SPAN331 Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature I: Medieval Times
SPAN332 Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature II: Renaissance and Baroque
SPAN333 Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature III: Modern Times
SPAN356 Literary Translation I
SPAN357 Literary Translation II
SPAN361 Latin American Literatures and Cultures I: From Pre-Colombian to Colonial Times
SPAN362 Latin American Literatures and Cultures II: From Independence to Nation Formation
SPAN363 Latin American Literatures and Cultures III: From Modernism to Neo-Liberalism
SPAN415 Commercial Spanish II
SPAN417 Interpretation
SPAN425 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics I: Basic Concepts
SPAN426 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics II: Language In Use
SPAN448 Special Topics in Latin American Civilization
SPAN449 Special Topics in Spanish Civilization

All Spanish literature courses on the 400 level

  • All courses must be taught in Spanish.
  • Native or heritage learners of Spanish should seek the advice of the Undergraduate Advisor for Spanish before choosing their courses.
  • The minor is open to all students except Spanish majors.
  • A grade of "C-" or better is required in each class.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the minor from courses taken at other institutions. However, a maximum of 9 credits may be applied from a University of Maryland Study Abroad program.

To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, go to www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/minors


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