Spanish Minor

 

Students wishing to add a minor to their major course of study can do so by earning 15-18 credits in Spanish in one of two tracks: foreign language learners track or heritage language learners track.

 

Spanish Minor for Foreign Language Learners Track

PREREQUISITES:

Students need to take on-line Spanish Language Placement Test before registration for language courses: http://www.fau.edu/spanish/SPN.php

SPN 1120 Beginning Spanish Language and Culture 1 (4 credits)
SPN 1121 Beginning Spanish Language and Culture 2; or SPN 1150 Intensive Beginning Spanish (combines SPN1120 and SPN1121) (4 credits)
Students who CLEP/AP 4 start with SPN 1121 & Students who CLEP/AP 8 credits start with SPN 2220 (Congratulations! SPN 2220 counts for the minor!)                                 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS: (5 courses)

 SPN 2220 Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture 1 (4 credits)
SPN 2221 Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture 2 (4 credits)
SPN 3400 Advanced Spanish: Grammar (4 credits)
SPN 3500 Spanish Peninsular Culture and Civilization; or SPN 3501 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
SPW 3012 Introduction to Spanish Literature; or SPW 3021 Introduction to Latin America Literature (3 credits)

 

 

Spanish Minor for Heritage Language Learners Track

A heritage learner is any person studying Spanish who has a cultural connection to Spanish through family or country of origin and some ability communicating in Spanish or at least understanding the language. Heritage learners are first, second, or third generation and their abilities in Spanish fluctuate broadly: some are proficient in Spanish, others only have basic oral skills, and others only understand the language.

PREREQUISITES:

Students need to take on-line Spanish Language Placement Test before registration for language courses: https://canvas.fau.edu/courses/61869/quizzes/140083/take?preview=1

SPN 1340 Beginning Spanish for Heritage Learners (4 credits)
Students who AP 8 credits start with SPN 2341 (Congratulations! SPN 2341 counts for the minor!)                

MINOR REQUIREMENTS: (5 courses)

SPN 2341 Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners (4 credits)
SPN 3343 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners (4 credits)
SPN 3500 Spanish Peninsular Culture and Civilization; or SPN 3501 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
SPW 3012 Intro. to Spanish Lit.; or SPW 3021 Intro. to Latin America Lit.; or SPN 3440 Commercial Spanish 1; or SPN 3441 Commercial Spanish 2 (3 credits)
SPW 4000 course in Spanish Literature; or SPT 4800 Spanish Translation; (3 credits)


 

Students interested in declaring a minor in Spanish must email Dr. Nuria Godón to ngodon@fau.edu with the subject “Spanish Minor” and make an appointment with the LLCL advisor, available on-line http://www.fau.edu/successnetwork (or by calling 561.297.3800) to establish the list of the five courses required to complete the minor. Walk-in advising: usually on Thursday 10:00am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 4:00 pm. In order to ensure that the minor appears on your transcript after graduation, you must have the Spanish Minor advisor sign your "Application for Degree" form before you turn it into your college.

Note: At least 75% of all minor credits must be from FAU. All courses must be passed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Courses taken on study abroad may be counted toward the minor if they are approved by the student’s advisor before the student begins the study abroad program.