Hispanic Studies, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

The Hispanic Studies minor combines the study of the Spanish language and an interdisciplinary approach to the Hispanic world. Students develop writing, reading, comprehension and speaking skills in Spanish and learn about the cultures, society and politics of the Hispanic world from a variety of disciplines. In addition to literature, approved courses in History, Sociology, Political Science and Economics, among other disciplines, earn credit toward the Hispanic Studies minor.

Requirements

  • Students completing a minor in Hispanic Studies must take six courses, including SPAN 301 WRITING IN SPANISH and SPAN 312 STUDIES IN HISPANIC CIVILIZATION & CULTURE.
  • Three of the six courses must be taken at Roosevelt University. Two of the three classes must be at the 300 level.
  • Students must receive a grade of C- or higher, with an overall GPA of 2.0 in the major.
  • Five different courses of study are available to the student pursuing a minor (see options listed below). Students' proficiency level in Spanish determines which course of study they follow.

Course Information

  • SPAN 301 WRITING IN SPANISH: Conversation and Composition (in Spanish), offered every fall. This course is required.

  • SPAN 312 STUDIES IN HISPANIC CIVILIZATION & CULTURE: Readings in Hispanic Culture (in Spanish), offered every spring; This course develops students’ ability to read in Spanish, while continuing to refine their writing, comprehension and speaking abilities. Short and classic texts by historic and contemporary Hispanic authors will be read. This course is required.

  • 3XX: Cross-listed courses which are thematically related to the Hispanic world taught in English in the Departments of Literature and Languages, History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, etc. Cross-listed 3XX courses can be taken either before or at the same time as SPAN 301 WRITING IN SPANISH and SPAN 312 STUDIES IN HISPANIC CIVILIZATION & CULTURE.

  • Spanish Language Study at Kukulcan Language School in Cuernavaca, Mexico: students can receive credit at the 1XX, 2XX or 3XX level, depending on their level of proficiency.

Option 1

This course of study is for a student who is beginning at the most basic level and consists of six courses with a three-year sequence minimum.

Core
SPAN 101BEGINNING SPANISH I3
SPAN 102BEGINNING SPANISH II3
SPAN 201INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I3
SPAN 202INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II3
SPAN 301WRITING IN SPANISH3
SPAN 312STUDIES IN HISPANIC CIVILIZATION & CULTURE3
Total Credit Hours18

Option 2

This course of study is for a student who is a beginner, but has some basic Spanish knowledge. It consists of six courses with a three-year sequence minimum.

Core
SPAN 102BEGINNING SPANISH II3
SPAN 201INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I3
SPAN 202INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II3
SPAN 301WRITING IN SPANISH3
SPAN 312STUDIES IN HISPANIC CIVILIZATION & CULTURE3
Other Courses 1
SPAN 3XXCross Listed Course3
Total Credit Hours18
1

 See description under Course Information section above

Option 3

This course of study is for a student who is at a basic intermediate level. It consists of six courses with a two-year sequence minimum.

Core
SPAN 201INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I3
SPAN 202INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II3
SPAN 301WRITING IN SPANISH3
SPAN 312STUDIES IN HISPANIC CIVILIZATION & CULTURE3
Other Courses 1
SPAN 3XXCross Listed Course3
SPAN 3XXCross Listed Course3
Total Credit Hours18
1

 See description under Course Information section above

Option 4

Core
SPAN 202INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II3
SPAN 301WRITING IN SPANISH3
SPAN 312STUDIES IN HISPANIC CIVILIZATION & CULTURE3
Other Courses 1
SPAN 3XXCross Listed Course3
SPAN 3XXCross Listed Course3
SPAN 3XXCross Listed Course3
Total Credit Hours18
1

 See description under Course Information section above

Option 5

Core
SPAN 301WRITING IN SPANISH3
SPAN 312STUDIES IN HISPANIC CIVILIZATION & CULTURE3
Other Courses 1
SPAN 3XXCross Listed Course3
SPAN 3XXCross Listed Course3
SPAN 3XXCross Listed Course3
SPAN 3XXCross Listed Course3
Total Credit Hours18
1

 See description under Course Information section above