Spanish Language and Culture / Minor

Minor Credit Hours: 18

As the Spanish-speaking population of the United States and the world continues to grow, the demand for bilingual and bicultural professionals in nearly every field will grow as well. In addition, as that population derives primarily from Latin America and as Inter-American Studies are becoming both more prevalent and critical, students with a minor focused on Spanish within and across the Americas should be very competitive on the job market and able to contribute more meaningfully in a number of intercultural, employment, social, and community service settings. Heritage speakers must consult the Director of the Foreign Language Program when selecting language courses for this minor. Spanish Language and Culture minors are encouraged to pursue a second minor in Latin American and Latina/o Studies.  Consult the Program Director of the Latin American and Latina/o Studies minor. Two upper-division courses and three additional credit hours in a Foreign Language minor may not be applied to another minor or any major offered at Lewis University.

Degree Requirements

Minor: SPLC

I. Required Language Courses (9)

FLAN-10300First-Year Spanish 1

3

-OR

FLAN-19100First-Year Language in Location 1

3

FLAN-10400First-Year Spanish 2

3

-OR

FLAN-19200First-Year Language in Location 2

3

FLAN-28200Second-Year Spanish 1

3

-OR

FLAN-29100Second-Year Language in Location 1

3

-OR

ENGL-31400Linguistics

3

II. Elective Culture Courses (9)

Choose three courses from at least two different departments. Topics courses and seminars must be related to Spanish-speaking cultures and/or nations.
ENGL-22000Topics in Literature

3

ENGL-33900Topics in World Authors

3

ENGL-37600World/Ethnic Film

3

ENGL-37000Topics in Film Study

3

HIST-21100Latin American and Caribbean History: Ancient Times to the Present

3

HIST-39000Topics in History

3

PHIL-36600Latin American Philosophy

3

POLS-33500Latin American Politics

3

THEO-27000Christian Faith and the Arts

3

THEO-28100Christianity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

3

THEO-28500Theologies of Liberation

3

SOCI-49200Special Topics in Sociology

3

FLAN-12000International Experience Seminar

1

FLAN-21600Foreign Language Workshop

1

FLAN-28300Second-Year Spanish 2

3

FLAN-29200Second-Year Language in Location 2

3

FLAN-30000Topics in a Foreign Language

3

PSYC-28500Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

III. At least two courses in the minor must be at the 30000 or 40000 level.