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Getting a minor can help build your skills in your field of study when correctly applied to a complementing major.
A minor can also be beneficial when you know what type of career you want to get into after graduation. In many cases what you major in does not necessarily reflect what kind of career you will go into. But if you see yourself leaning toward a certain career, you can pair this somewhat unrelated major to a minor that correlates between the two.
Minoring in a language can be a great way to help you stand out from your competition in the job market.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
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Please see your faculty advisor to develop a plan of study.
Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor.
Students must complete a minimum of 15 SPAN credit hours.
Students must complete a minimum of 15 upper-division (3000-level and above) SPAN credit hours.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
Students must complete a minimum of 9 SPAN credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
Students may count up to 3 credit hours of Independent Study or Internship courses toward the minor.
Students must declare this minor prior to their final semester of coursework.
All course work must be taught in Spanish.
|Take at least one of the following||3|
|Spanish American Culture and Civilization|
|Contemporary Latin American Culture and Institutions|
|Culture and Civilization of Spain I|
|Culture and Civilization of Spain II|
|Contemporary Spanish Culture and Institutions|
|Special Topics In Hispanic Culture|
|Ibero-American Cultures through Film|
|Food Metaphors: Ibero-American Cuisine and Culture|
|Bilingual Communities: Spanish as a Language of Contact|
|Modern Culture of Spain through Film and Narrative|
|Take four additional upper-division (3000-level and above) SPAN courses.||12|
All courses must be taught in Spanish.
|SPAN 3010||Spanish Composition I||3|
|SPAN 3020||Spanish Composition II||3|
|SPAN 3025||Writing for Latinos||3|
|SPAN 3026||Writing for Latinos II||3|
|SPAN 3030||Spanish Oral Proficiency||3|
|SPAN 3050||Advanced Spanish Grammar||3|
|SPAN 3060||Hispanic Phonetics: Theory and Practice||3|
|SPAN 3101||Introduction to the Study of Literature||3|
|SPAN 3199||Topics in Spanish Literature||3|
|SPAN 3212||Spanish American Culture and Civilization||3|
|SPAN 3213||Contemporary Latin American Culture and Institutions||3|
|SPAN 3221||Culture and Civilization of Spain I||3|
|SPAN 3222||Culture and Civilization of Spain II||3|
|SPAN 3223||Contemporary Spanish Culture and Institutions||3|
|SPAN 3225||Special Topics In Hispanic Culture||3|
|SPAN 3230||Ibero-American Cultures through Film||3|
|SPAN 3240||Food Metaphors: Ibero-American Cuisine and Culture||3|
|SPAN 3270||Bilingual Communities: Spanish as a Language of Contact||3|
|SPAN 3400||Survey of Spanish Literature I||3|
|SPAN 3410||Survey of Spanish Literature II||3|
|SPAN 3510||Survey of Spanish American Literature II||3|
|SPAN 3550||Spanish American Short Story||3|
|SPAN 3700||Spanish for International Business I||3|
|SPAN 3710||Spanish for International Business II||3|
|SPAN 3730||Special Topics in Spanish for the Professions||3|
|SPAN 3740||Spanish for the Healthcare Professions I||3|
|SPAN 3750||Spanish for the Healthcare Professions II||3|
|SPAN 3782||Introduction to Translation I||3|
|SPAN 3792||Introduction to Translation II||3|
|SPAN 3840||Independent Study: SPAN||1-3|
|SPAN 3995||Global Study Topics||1-15|
|SPAN 4010||History of the Spanish Language||3|
|SPAN 4020||Spanish Sociolinguistics||3|
|SPAN 4030||The Learning and Teaching of Heritage Speakers||3|
|SPAN 4040||Spanish Classroom Methods and Practice||3|
|SPAN 4060||Dialects of the Spanish-Speaking World||3|
|SPAN 4070||Spanish Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition||3|
|SPAN 4076||Spanish in Colorado||3|
|SPAN 4080||Spanish in the United States||3|
|SPAN 4099||Special Topics in Linguistics||3|
|SPAN 4110||Contemporary Spanish Literature||3|
|SPAN 4130||Medieval Spanish Literature||3|
|SPAN 4150||Masterpieces of Spanish Literature||3|
|SPAN 4170||Golden Age Drama||3|
|SPAN 4190||Nineteenth-Century Spanish Novel||3|
|SPAN 4300||Generation of 1898||3|
|SPAN 4320||Interculturalism and Transnationalism in Modern Spain||3|
|SPAN 4330||Modern Culture of Spain through Film and Narrative||3|
|SPAN 4340||Race, Class, and Gender in Spanish Golden Age Literature||3|
|SPAN 4350||Don Quijote||3|
|SPAN 4360||Women and the Spanish Civil War||3|
|SPAN 4380||Romanticism in Spain||3|
|SPAN 4399||Special Topics: Spanish Peninsular Literature||3|
|SPAN 4401||Survey of Spanish-American Literature I: Pre-1898||3|
|SPAN 4411||Contemporary Spanish-American Novel||3|
|SPAN 4450||Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature||3|
|SPAN 4501||Borges: An Introduction to His Labyrinths||3|
|SPAN 4512||Contemporary Argentine Short Stories||3|
|SPAN 4521||Mexican Literature I: pre-Columbian and Colonial||3|
|SPAN 4522||Mexican Literature II: 19th to 21st Centuries||3|
|SPAN 4525||Orientalisms In The Hispanic Tradition||3|
|SPAN 4541||Unexpected Lives: Ibero-American Queer Cinema||3|
|SPAN 4550||Garcia Marquez: Words of Magic||3|
|SPAN 4590||Ibero-American Thought||3|
|SPAN 4599||Special Topics: Latin American Literature||3|
|SPAN 4600||Seminar in Spanish Creative Writing: Poetry and Short Fiction||3|
|SPAN 4840||Independent Study: SPAN||1-3|
|SPAN 4880||Directed Research||1-6|
|SPAN 4970||Special Topics in Literature||3|
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