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2021-2022 Shepherd University Catalog 
2021-2022 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish Minor

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The Minor in Spanish seeks to help prepare students to live in a complex, technological, and diverse world by introducing them to varying perspectives offered by a study of Spanish and Latin American literature, the Spanish language, and Spanish for the professions. Through these perspectives, sociological and personal barriers may be broken down, and the possibilities as well as the paradoxes of human existence may be better understood.

The primary objectives of the Spanish Minor include the following:

  1. To encourage students to think critically and to communicate their thoughts effectively by helping them develop the skills necessary to understand and utilize the Spanish language;
  2. To contribute to the liberal arts education of all students by exposing them to the diversity and richness of Spanish and Latin American literature;
  3. To prepare Spanish minors to become reflective problem solvers in a country as ethnically diverse as ours;
  4. To provide students, particularly Spanish minors, with a broad background which will enable them to pursue graduate study; and
  5. To give Spanish minors a knowledge of the basic tools of effective written communication, technology, and an understanding of literature that will enable them to pursue any vocation and function in a diverse and global work world.

Curriculum for a Minor in Spanish

*Total hours required for a minor in Spanish, 18 Hours:


*Advanced Placement credit for foreign language courses may lessen the number of courses actually required for the minor. Also, many liberal arts majors require the first two-year language sequence for degree fulfillment; thus students in the liberal arts majors who take the Spanish minor need only take an additional 12 hours for the minor.


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