PEAK Minors

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Spanish Minor

24 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits
 
Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 21 credits (6 crs must be upper division) from the following:

SPA-131

Spanish Language and Culture I

4

SPA-131REV

Spanish Grammar and Phonetics Review

1

SPA-132

Spanish Language and Culture II

4

SPA-232

Spanish Language and Culture III

3

SPA-233

Spanish Language and Culture IV

3

SPA-235

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3

SPA-299

Intermediate Readings in Spanish

1-3

SPA-330

Spanish Composition and Conversation I

3

SPA-331

Spanish Composition and Conversation II

3

Complete 3 credits from the following Fine Art courses:

ART-230

Introduction to Sculpture

3

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ART-240

Renaissance to Modern

3

MUS-111

Introduction to Music Literature

3

THE-115

Introduction to Theatre

3

THE-200

Introduction to Film Studies

3

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Writing
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication
  • Indicators 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, and 4.2 of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, 3rd. Ed. [1999]) and "Intermediate-High" language proficiency of the ACTFL Guidelines (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1983, Revised 1985).

Notes: Even the most rigorous domestic courses in Modern Foreign Languages are not a substitute for immersion in a community where the target language is dominant. Students who
elect a minor in Modern Foreign Languages are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study abroad or living in a community where their target language is dominant.

Students may elect to minor in the Spanish Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK OR the Spanish Foundations Professional PEAK, but not both.

Students wishing to teach a modern foreign language at the secondary level shall complete the language minor and MFL-444 Second Language Acquisition Theory & Practice and MFL-445 Foreign Language, ESL & Bilingual Methods as well as completing the requirements for a first teaching field in another content area. Please consult with the education department for specific certification requirements.