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Modern Language - Spanish Minor

Diane Forbes, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-6765, djfgsl@rit.edu

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is closed to fluent native speakers of Spanish

Course
Electives
Choose five consecutive language courses:
   MLSP-201A    Beginning Spanish IA*
   MLSP-201B    Beginning Spanish IB*
   MLSP-202    Beginning Spanish II
   MLSP-301    Intermediate Spanish I
   MLSP-302    Intermediate Spanish II
   MLSP-401    Advanced Spanish I
   MLSP-402    Advanced Spanish II
Students can take up to two culture courses as part of the Spanish minor. In addition to culture courses listed for the minor, other courses from other departments dealing with aspects of Hispanic cultures may also be approved by the faculty adviser.
   ANTH-235    Immigration to the U.S.
   ANTH-255    Regional Archaeology†
   ANTH-335   Culture and Politics in Latin America
   ANTH-350    The Global Economy and the Grassroots
   ARTH-561    Latin American Art
   ENGL-416    Topics in Global Literatures‡
   ENGL-418    Great Authors‡
   MLSP-351    Gender and Sexuality
   MLSP-352    Caribbean Cinema
   MLSP-353    Trauma and Survival in First-person Narrative

* Students who begin the language sequence at the Beginning I Level will take either Beginning Spanish IA (MLSP-201A) or Beginning Spanish 1B (MLSP-201B). Placement will be determined in consultation with the department.

† When course focuses on Mesoamerica

‡ When course deals with Spanish and/or Latin American literature




Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

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Legacy Quarter Text: 

This minor provides two full years of modern language instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. Students may choose a modern language minor in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Students must take five consecutive language courses beyond the introductory prerequisite language course.

Students with some proficiency must see the minor adviser for placement screening. This concentration is not open to fluent native speakers of Spanish.

Prerequisite:
0525-560 Beginning Spanish I

Required Courses—Choose five of the following:
0525-561 Beginning Spanish II
0525-562 Beginning Spanish III
0525-563 Intermediate Spanish I
0525-564 Intermediate Spanish II
0525-565 Intermediate Spanish III
0525-566 Advanced Spanish I
0525-567 Advanced Spanish II
0525-568 Advanced Spanish III