Spanish Minor

The Spanish minor program is designed for students who wish to enhance their chosen field of study. Think about it, as a Barry University student you will have an excellent opportunity to study a useful international foreign language, regardless of your major. A minor in Spanish or French will:

  • Open new doors in your chosen career.
  • Enhance your knowledge of another culture.
  • Widen your horizons about values, history, and behavior in a second country.
  • Enable you to communicate in more than one language in the field of business, government, law, or international relations to communicate with clients, diplomats, and employees.
  • Provide personal health care to thousands of patients around the world if you enter the health care professions.
  • Enhance your ability to pursue job opportunities in multiple fields of communication including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the Internet.

Minor in Spanish Requirements

The Spanish minor is available under two options:

  1. A general minor consisting of 21 credit hours in Spanish and
  2. The Certificate Program in Translation and Interpretation consists of 21 credit hours with the option of a 6 credit-hour internship.

Up to 6 credits in Spanish will be granted for CLEP upon completion of 6 credits in residence, according to placement. The level of competency will be determined by the Foreign Language faculty.

Up to 6 credits in Spanish at the 200-level will be granted to students passing the language and/or literature Advanced Placement examination with a score of 4 or more.

Spanish Minor - General

Students can choose 21 credits from the following courses according to placement.

SPA 101Elementary Spanish I
SPA 102Elementary Spanish II
SPA 199Special Topics
SPA 203 Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 204Intermediate Spanish II
SPA 300 Special Topics
SPA 304Advanced Spanish
SPA 307Advanced Conversation
SPA 315Reading and Text Analysis Techniques
SPA 316Techniques of Written Communication
SPA 317Commercial Spanish
SPA 325Introduction to Translation
SPA 326Introduction to Interpretation
SPA 333Spanish Culture
SPA 335Hispanic-American Culture
SPA 355Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature
SPA 35619th and 20th Century Spanish Literature
SPA 359Independent Study
SPA 459 Independent Study
SPA 360Early Hispanic-American Literature
SPA 36120th Century Hispanic-American Literature
SPA 366The Hispanic-American Novel
SPA 425Advanced Techniques of Translation
SPA 426Advanced Techniques of Interpretation
SPA 440Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
SPA 443 Twentieth Century Spanish Literature
SPA 447Contemporary Hispanic-American Fiction

Spanish Minor - Certificate Program in Translation and Interpretation

This minor consists of 21 credit hours with the option of a 6 credit-hour internship.

Required Courses

ENG 410Advanced English Grammar
SPA 315Reading and Text Analysis Techniques
SPA 316 Techniques of Written Communication
SPA 325Introduction to Translation
SPA 326Introduction to Interpretation
SPA 425Advanced Techniques of Translation
SPA 426Advanced Techniques of Interpretation

Recommended

SPA 499Internship