General Education Programs
Spanish is the official language in 21 countries, making it the third most widely used language in the world. More than 10% of the United States is of Spanish-speaking descent and that number is increasing rapidly. The ability to communicate in Spanish and understand the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world is growing in importance for a variety of professions.
Students minoring in Spanish are encouraged to take a Spanish culture course and to consider studying abroad. Before credits/ programs from outside Curry can be accepted toward a minor, they must be approved by the General Education Program.
Learning Outcomes for the Spanish Minor:
Upon completion of the Spanish Minor, students will be able to:
Initiate and maintain conversations in Spanish on everyday topics in a variety of personal and professional situations.
Compose short, informal writings in Spanish with comprehensible output.
Read, comprehend and analyze a variety of simple texts in Spanish.
Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world, as well as the contributions of Spanish-speakers to world cultures.
Requirements for Spanish Minor:
SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3010 Spanish Composition & Conversation I
SPAN 3020 Spanish Composition & Conversation II