Spanish minor

Studying Spanish is not simply about learning a language—it's an experience that will open your mind to different cultures. The Spanish minor helps you achieve a functional level of competency in listening, speaking, writing and reading the Spanish language from Spain. Learning the language also introduces you to the culture and intellectual accomplishments of Spanish-speaking people in Spain itself and the many Spanish-speaking countries around the world. This minor is offered to beginners.

Completion of this minor gives the student the equivalent of Level A2/B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the internationally recognised standard of language competence in European Languages.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) show competence in the Spanish language in the four macroskills of language acquisition—reading, writing, listening and speaking—rated according to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR); (2) interact confidently and successfully in many situations involving Spanish cultural conventions; (3) interpret Spanish language texts—written, audio, visual—at an intermediate level in the light of Spanish cultures and societies; and (4) move effectively between the English and Spanish languages and cultures.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2 SPAN1401 Spanish Studies 1
S2, SS SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2
Prerequisites:
SPAN1401 Spanish Studies 1
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 SPAN2403 Spanish Studies 3
Prerequisites:
SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2
S2 SPAN2812 Tradition vs Modernity: Understanding Spain Today
Prerequisites:
SPAN1402 Spanish Studies 2