Business Spanish Minor

Department of Modern Languages and Literature

The Business Spanish minor is an interdisciplinary program of study that combines courses in Spanish language and Hispanic culture with selected courses in business and/or economics.  The Business Spanish minor provides the student has a basic understanding of business and economics as well as the ability to communicate about them in Spanish in a professional context.  Students may also include a three-credit internship (Spanish 499) as part of their minor programs.  Approved Spanish courses from study abroad programs may also be included among the electives of the Business Spanish minor.

Requirements for the Business Spanish Minor

A total of nine courses (27 credits) beyond SPAN 202 are required for the completion of the minor. One course in culture from SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 320; two courses in language, SPAN 317 and SPAN 318; both advanced courses in business and translation, SPAN 393 and SPAN 414; one course from SPAN 499 or BUAD 499 or ECON 499; and one of the following two tracks of Business or Economic courses: Track A) BUAD 131, 132, and a Business course at the 300-level or higher or Track B) ECON 201, 202, and an Economics course at the 300-level or higher. Business Spanish minors can take no more than 29 credits in Business without declaring a Business Major.

View Business Administration and Economics course descriptions for the Business Spanish Minor.

Spanish Course Offerings

Spanish course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of SPAN in the course listings.

101, 102 – Beginning Spanish (3)

Prerequisite for 102: SPAN 101 or equivalent. Grammar, conversation, reading, laboratory use. Introduction to the elementary aspects of Spanish. Review of elementary Spanish for beginning students of the language. Students with credit for a higher level course in Spanish may not take this course.

105 – Intensive Beginning Spanish (6)

Grammar, conversation, reading, laboratory use. Intensive review of elementary Spanish skills before the intermediate level. Students who have taken SPAN 101 are not eligible to take this class. Students with credit for a higher level course in Spanish may not take this course.

201, 202 – Intermediate Spanish (3)

Prerequisite for 201: SPAN102 or 105 or equivalent. Prerequisite for 202: SPAN 201 or equivalent. Grammar review, oral work, reading, laboratory use. Review of Spanish language skills. Two semesters of language study at the intermediate level. Completion of SPAN 202 fulfills the language requirement. Students with credit for a higher level course in Spanish may not take this course.

205 – Intensive Intermediate Spanish (6)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or 105 or equivalent. Grammar review, oral work, reading, laboratory use. Intensive review of intermediate Spanish skills. Completion of this course fulfills the language requirement. Students who have taken SPAN 201 are not eligible to take this class. Students with credit for a higher level course in Spanish may not take this course.

301 – Study Abroad Reflection (1)

Prerequisite: Four-week minimum study abroad program. Follow-up course to a study abroad program to earn credit for experiential learning.

310 – Spanish for Native and Heritage Speakers (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 205 or equivalent. Class addresses special problems in grammar and spelling. Only open to native and heritage speakers of the language.

312 – Introduction to Literary Studies in Spanish (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 205 or equivalent. An introduction to the analysis of literary texts. This course prepares students for reading, analyzing, discussing and writing about texts before taking literature courses in Spanish.

314 – Spanish Pronunciation and Oral Use (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 205 or equivalent. Introduction to phonetics and intensive oral practice above the intermediate level.

315 – Spanish Civilization (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 205 or equivalent. Geography, history, and the social, political and cultural background of Spain and the Spanish people.

316 – Latin American Civilization (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 205 or equivalent. History, geography, and the social, political and cultural backgrounds of Latin America and the Latin American people.

317 –Grammar and Composition (3)

Prerequisite: Spanish 202 or 205 or equivalent. Studies in grammar and composition.

318 –Grammar and Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 205 or equivalent. Studies in grammar and oral skills.

320 – Topics in Hispanic Culture (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 205 or equivalent. Explores cultural issues dealing with the Hispanic culture.

323, 324 – Introduction to Spanish Literature (3, 3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 205 or equivalent. Survey of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to present day.

327, 328 – Introduction to Latin American Literature (3, 3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 205 or equivalent. Survey of Latin American literature from the colonial period to present day.

345 – Ideas on Nature in Latin American Literature (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. A study of ideas about nature and environment in Latin American narrative and poetry.

365 – Detective Fiction from Spain and Latin America (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Study of the genre from representative authors from Spain and Latin America. Focus on issues of social justice and human rights in detective fiction.

375 – Spanish Realism and Generation of 1898 (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Representative authors or themes from 19th-century Spanish Realism and Naturalism through the Generation of 1898 in Spain.

378 – Latin American Poetry (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. A study of representative poetic works from the Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic, Modernista and/or contemporary periods in Latin America.

383 – Contemporary Spanish Prose (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Novels and short stories selected from the beginnings of the 20th century to the present.

385 – Latin American Novel (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Great works from Latin America selected from the period of the Boom and Post-Boom.

386 – The Twentieth-Century Spanish American Short Story (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Collections of short fiction from the avant-garde to present day.

388 –Twentieth-Century Latin American Drama (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Major dramatists from Latin America.

393 – Business Spanish (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 317, 318. Study of specialized vocabulary, cultural variances, and their application to business professions.

413 –Advanced Writing (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 317, 318. Study of composition, grammar, and lexicon at an advanced level with a special focus on creative writing.

414 – Spanish for Translation (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 317. English-Spanish and Spanish-English translation of texts from different disciplines. Includes studies in history and theory of translation.

415 – Advanced Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 318. Oral communication at an advanced level. Students practice conversation skills through individual presentations, group discussions, and other formats.

416 –Topics in U.S. Latino Issues (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 315, 316 or 320. Issues dealing with the culture and concerns of U.S. Latinos are explored. Topics will vary.

420 – Spanish Cinema (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or 315, or permission of the instructor. Selected topics in film.

451 –Cervantes (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Ready and intensive study of Don Quijote.

475 –Hispanic Women Writers (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Study of women writers from Spain and Latin America.

481 – Spanish Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312, or permission of the instructor. Selected topics in literature, culture, and film from Spain.

483 – Topics in Spanish Linguistics (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 314 or permission of the instructor. Selected topics in linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, and history of the language.

485 – Spanish American Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Selected topics in literature, culture, and film from Latin America.

491, 492 – Individual Study (3, 3)

Intensive study of a topic selected by student in consultation with instructor. By permission of the department.

499 – Internship (Credits variable)

Supervised off-campus experience, developed in consultation with a faculty advisor and the office of Career Services.