Spanish Minor

Prerequisite for Minor Entry

Students must demonstrate proficiency in SPAN 201 and SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish (4 hours each) (or placement exam) prior to entry into the Spanish minor.

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Minor Requirements

19-23 credit hours

Complete the following:

This course will provide an introduction to Latina/o literature's and cultures in the United States from the 1820s to the present, paying close attention to the historical and social events that have influenced the construction of U.S. Latino/a identities. Through the examination of canonical texts produced by Chicanos, Mexican-Americans, and Hispanic Caribbean authors we will analyze questions of racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural identities in conversation with current theoretical concepts such as Diaspora, border identities, strategic essentialism, imagined communities, code-switching, oppositional consciousness, and double-consciousness.

Based on placement exam score, complete either:

A thorough review of Spanish to develop intermediate high proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing in a variety of styles, and developing strategies for communication. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II or placement by exam.
A thorough review of Spanish to develop intermediate high proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing in a variety of styles, and developing strategies for communication. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: SPAN 301 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish I or placement by exam.

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A thorough review of Spanish to develop intermediate high proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing in a variety of styles, and developing strategies for communication. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: SPAN 301 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish I or placement by exam.
This course examines the Latino populations of the U.S. and develops academic Spanish for those who learned Spanish outside of a formal school setting. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: Placement by testing or instructor permission.

Choose one of the following options:

Complete the following:
n introduction to the cultures and civilizations of Latin America. Students continue to develop skills toward advanced proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Activities include reading authentic texts, field trips, and listening to native speakers. Areas of study may include history, art, music, the role of religion, governmental systems, and gender differences. Taught in Spanish. Corequisite/Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish II or concurrent enrollment in SPAN 302 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish II or instructor's permission.
A one-semester introduction to Latin American and Peninsular (Spain) literature. This course introduces students to selected masters and periods of Latin American and Spanish literature and reflects on matters of faith as revealed in the pieces studied. Students continue to develop skills toward advanced proficiency as defined by ACTFL. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish or equivalent.
Supervised experience in a situation demanding extensive use of Spanish and/or work with Latinx population. Admission and credit hours determined by instructor. Pass/No Pass.
After completing SPAN 301 & 302 or at least one upper-division SPAN class (3-4 credits) at George Fox University, students must choose 12 semester hours in an approved study abroad program in a Spanish-speaking country (credits abroad must be taught entirely in Spanish. Any course taught in Spanish at a national university applies, but classes in stand-alone study abroad programs must be at 300-level or above).