The Spanish Language and Culture minor can be applied to a number of degree programs. This section specifies the minor requirements only. Please refer to the appropriate Bachelor degree for information on additional requirements.
This minor offers students the opportunity to acquire the language, cultural skills, and intercultural competence needed to interact appropriately within diverse social and cultural contexts in the Spanish-speaking world and enables students to use Spanish in their academic and career plans. Designed to be international and interdisciplinary, the program draws on courses from Latin American
Studies, Global Development Studies, and other programs where Spanish is a valuable skill. The
program includes opportunities for experiential learning through study abroad, and practicum courses that allow
students to gain international experience and become global citizens.
Students graduating with a
Spanish Language and Culture minor will have attained a CEFR C Level, Proficient User designation, an international
standard of language ability established by the Council of Europe.
In addition to the requirements for their degree program, students declaring a minor in Spanish Language and Culture will be required to complete the following courses.
Students who arrive at UFV with no previous knowledge of Spanish will need to complete SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 to qualify for the minor.
For students entering UFV with no previous knowledge of Spanish, or longer than two years since completing Spanish 11:
Spanish Language I
For students with Spanish 11, SPAN 101 or equivalent, instructor's permission, or assessment of the department:
Spanish Language II
For students with Spanish 12, SPAN 102 or equivalent, instructor's permission, or assessment of the department:
Intermediate Spanish I
Students with SPAN 201 or higher can challenge courses for which they already have competencies.
Lower-level requirements: 12-15 credits
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Comparative Grammar of English and Spanish
Spanish Language and Culture for Business
Intermediate Spanish Practicum I
Intermediate Spanish Practicum II
LAS 161/ HIST 161
Aztecs, Mayas, and Spaniards
LAS 162/ HIST 162
Soccer and Song in Latin America
LAS 200/ SOC 200
Social Issues in Latin America
Upper-level requirements: 18-22 credits
Advanced Spanish I – Oral Communication
Advanced Spanish II – Composition
Special Topics in Spanish Language
Special Topics in Hispanic Culture
Directed Studies in Spanish
Advanced Spanish Practicum I
Advanced Spanish Practicum II
Students are also encouraged to take an upper-level LAS course as an elective, to further reinforce their knowledge of Latin-American culture.
A minimum grade of C+ in SPAN 201 and SPAN 202, as well as a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33, is required for graduation.