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Modern Language and Culture - Spanish minor

Minor discontinued

This minor no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

Diane Forbes, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-6765,

This minor has not been converted to semesters. A minor in Modern Language-Spanish is available.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The modern language and culture minor consists of five courses: three language courses beyond Beginning Level I and two culture courses. The minor provides beginning and some intermediate level study of a modern language and appropriate courses in the culture of the nations where that language is most often used. The goal of this minor is to introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (e.g., history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of one particular country or area. Students will become aware of the relationship between language and culture and of the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

Students with some proficiency must see the minor adviser and take the placement test to determine the appropriate level course. This minor is not open to fluent native speakers of Spanish.

0525-560 Beginning Spanish I

Required—A sequence of three from 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

Electives—Choose two of the following culture courses:†
0525-576 Trauma and Survival in First-Person Narrative
0525-577 Screening the Hispanic Caribbean
0525-578 Women in the Hispanic World: Politics of Identity Formation
0525-579 Special Topics*
0507-445 Modern Latin America
0507-453 U.S. - Latin American Diplomatic History
0507-490 History of Mexico
0510-442 Cultures and Politics in Latin America
0510-444 Global Economy and the Grassroots
0513-486 Latin American Politics

* Special Topics (0525-579) may include the following: The Caribbean and Globalization, Cuban Film: Cultural and National Identity, Screening Hispanic Culture.

† With department approval: CIAS Art History: Latin American Art History I, II, plus one additional credit per course.