The Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies at The College of St. Scholastica offers both a major and a minor in Spanish. The courses in the program combine academic and experiential learning to prepare students with the linguistic and cultural skills to engage in responsible living and meaningful work in Spanish-language contexts. Through the exploration of language, history, culture, literature, service learning, and contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world, the major and minor encourage communicative competency and the appropriate interpersonal/intercultural skills in both foreign and domestic settings. The programs prepare students with a solid background for work in or continued learning about Spanish and Hispanic cultures. Students may pursue a Minnesota K-12 license to teach Spanish by completing the Spanish major and the appropriate education courses as specified below.
Additional courses are being developed for the Spanish curriculum. Please consult the online version of the catalog for the most current information.
Core Courses: 16 - 22 credits required.
SPN 2101 - Intermediate Spanish I or SPN 2150 Intermediate Spanish I in Mexico: 4 credits
SPN 2102 - Intermediate Spanish II: 4 credits
SPN 3101 - Advanced Spanish in Context I: 4 credits
SPN 3102 - Advanced Spanish in Context II: 4 credits
An Internship or Service-Learning placement in Spanish: 0 - 6 credits
Civilization and Culture courses: 4 credits required.
SPN 3601 - Civilization of Spain: 2 credits
SPN 3602 - Civilization of Latin America: 2 credits
SPN 3603 - Hispanics in the US: 2 credits
Literature courses: 6 credits required.
SPN 2514 - Hispanic Poetry: 2 credits
SPN 3516 - Hispanic Short Stories: 2 credits
SPN 3901 - Hispanic Women Writers: 2 credits
SPN 3930 - Mitos y leyendas en español: 2 credits
SPN 3951 - Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature: 4 credits
SPN 3777 - Topics in Hispanic Literature: 2 - 4 credits
Elective credits: (May include additional courses in Culture/Civilization and Literature): 14 credits required.
ENG 2280 - Literature in Translation*: 4 credits
HIS/GCL 3307 - Latin American History: 4 credits
GCL 2050 - Introduction to Mexico: 2 credits
GCL 3202 - Culture Through Film (Hispanic Films): 2 credits
GCL/SPN 3303 - The Other Americas: 4 credits
SPN 3150 - Spanish Conversation in Mexico: 4 credits
SPN 3777 - Topics in Spanish: 2 - 4 credits
Total credits required for Spanish major: 40 - 46 credits
* Only when the topic is Spanish language literature in translation.
Students pursuing a Minnesota K-12 license to teach Spanish must complete the following: