Minor: Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture

Minors in the Department of Romance Languages

The Department offers majors and minors in French, Italian, and Spanish. We remind you that you may major or minor in a Romance language, but not both.

When combined with study in another field, knowledge of a Romance language will open doors to a wide variety of career and educational opportunities. Today, learning of other languages, peoples, and cultures is not only useful, it is imperative.

 

RLL Advising +

The Department offers majors in French, Italian, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Spanish.  It offers minors in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Major Advising. Appointments are scheduled online: 
https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/AdvAppts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=RLL
or at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

 

Minor Advising. Students wishing to pursue a minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated  advisor. Appointments are scheduled online: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/advappts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=RLL or at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

Minor in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture

A minor in Spanish Language,  Literature, and Culture is not open to students with a major in Spanish or any other  minor in Romance Languages and Literatures.

Effective Date for changes: Fall 2014

If you are majoring in another field, the Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture minor offers you an opportunity to complement the knowledge gained in your principal field, while adding a cultural and linguistic dimension to your academic experience.

Available to students entering LSA or the University in Fall 2011 or thereafter

Prerequisites to the Minor

SPANISH 277 (or 275 & 276). The prerequisite will be waived for Residential College students who complete one RCLANG 324 readings course in Spanish. Students who complete a second and/or a third RCLANG 324 course will receive major credit for a Spanish elective at the 300 level.  For eligible students, SPANISH 278, Spanish for Heritage Language Learners, can be substituted for SPANISH 277.

Requirements for the Minor

A minimum of 7 courses (21  credits) of at least 3 credits each, beyond the prerequisite, including:

  • 12 credits chosen from courses numbered SPANISH 279 to 399
  • 9 credits chosen from courses at the 400 level

Specific course selections must include three literature courses. Other courses, or "electives in Spanish," may be selected in Hispanic culture, linguistics, and film. Students should consult a department advisor and develop a balanced program of study that includes the cultural production of various countries and historical periods. 

Constraints

Each course to be counted toward the minor must be at least 3 credits.

No more than one Independent Study and one internship course (6 credits) can be included in the major/minor.

Students may count only one of ITALIAN 410 or PORT 415 toward the Spanish minor

SPANISH 308 does not count toward the minor.

Residence Requirement

 At least 12 of the required 21 credits for the minor must be taken either in residence or through a study-abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture Minor (F'12-F'13) +

A minor in Spanish Language,  Literature, and Culture is not open to students with a major in Spanish or any other  minor in Romance Languages and Literatures.

Effective Date for changes: Fall 2012-Fall 2013

Students wishing to pursue a minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Spanish department advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

If you are majoring in another field, the Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture minor offers you an opportunity to complement the knowledge gained in your principal field, while adding a cultural and linguistic dimension to your academic experience.

Effective Date for changes: Fall 2012-Fall 2013

Available to students entering LSA or the University in Fall 2011 or thereafter

Prerequisites to the Minor

SPANISH 277 (or 275 & 276). The prerequisite will be waived for Residential College students who complete one RCLANG 324 readings course in Spanish. Students who complete a second and/or a third RCLANG 324 course will receive major credit for a Spanish elective at the 300 level.  For eligible students, SPANISH 278, Spanish for Heritage Language Learners, can be substituted for SPANISH 277.

The Minor

A minimum of 21 approved credits beyond the prerequisite, including:

  • 12 credits chosen from courses numbered SPANISH 279 to 399
  • 9 credits chosen from courses at the 400 level

Specific course selections must include three literature courses. Other courses, or "electives in Spanish," may be selected in Hispanic culture, linguistics, and film. Students should consult a department advisor and develop a balanced program of study that includes the cultural production of various countries and historical periods. 

Constraints

No more than one Independent Study or Internship course (3 credits) can be included in a minor.

Residence Requirement

 At least 12 of the required 21 credits for the minor must be taken either in residence or through a study-abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture Minor (Fall 2011-Summer 2012) +

Effective Date for changes: Fall 2011-Summer 2012

Available to students entering LSA or the University in Fall 2011 or thereafter

Academic minors in Romance Languages and Literatures are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in Romance Languages and Literatures. 

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor:  SPANISH 277 (or 275&276). The prerequisite will be waived for Residential College students who complete one RCLANG 324 readings course in Spanish. Students who complete a second RCLANG 324 course will receive concentration credit for a Spanish elective at the 300 level.  For eligible students, SPANISH 278, Spanish for Heritage Language Learners, can be substituted for SPANISH 277.

Academic Minor Program: A minimum of 21 approved credits beyond the prerequisite, including:

  • 12 credits chosen from courses numbered SPANISH 279 to 399
  • 9 credits chosen from courses at the 400 level

Specific course selections must include three literature courses. Other courses, or "electives in Spanish," may be selected in Hispanic culture, linguistics, and film. Students should consult a concentration advisor and develop a balanced program of study that includes the cultural production of various countries and historical periods. 

Constraints. No more than one Independent Study or Internship course (3 credits) can be included in an academic minor.

Residence Requirement. At least 12 of the required 21 credits for the academic minor must be taken either in residence or through a study-abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture Minor (Fall 2007-Summer 2011) +

Academic minors in Romance Languages and Literatures are not open to students with any major or any other minor in Romance Languages and Literatures.

Students wishing to pursue a minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Spanish department advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

 

 Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture Academic Minor

If you are majoring in another field, the Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture minor offers you an opportunity to complement the knowledge gained in your principal field, while adding a cultural and linguistic dimension to your academic experience.

Effective Date for changes: Fall 2007-Summer 2011 

Available to students entering LSA or the University in Fall 2006 or thereafter through Summer 2011

Prerequisites to the Minor: SPANISH 275 and 276.

Academic Minor Program: Academic Minor Program: 21 credits of courses in SPANISH with 12 credits (4 courses) introducing the field of Hispanic Studies at the 300 level, and 9 credits (3 courses) pursuing more in-depth investigation of literary, cultural, or linguistic subjects at the 400 level. the minor must include two 300-level literature courses - one of which must be selected from SPANISH 320, 371, 372, 381, or 382 - and one 400-level literature course. All courses included in the minor must be taught in Spanish. At least 12 of the 21 credits for the Academic Minor must be taken in residence on the Ann Arbor Campus or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture Academic Minor (March 13, 2001 to Fall 2007) +

Academic minors in Romance Languages and Literatures are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in Romance Languages and Literatures.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Spanish concentration advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 647-2230.

 

  Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture Academic Minor

Effective Date for changes: March 13, 2001 

Not available to students entering LSA or the University in Fall 2006 or thereafter

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: SPANISH 275 and 276.

Academic Minor Program: 18 credits of courses in SPANISH with 9 credits (3 courses) introducing the literature and culture of the Hispanic world at the 300 level, and 9 credits (3 courses) pursuing more in-depth investigation of literary, cultural, or linguistic subjects at the 400 level. All courses included in the minor must be taught in Spanish. However, one course taught in Spanish in another field may be included (usually taken abroad). In addition, one cross-listed course taught bilingually (with a mix of Spanish and English components) may be included. At least 9 of the 18 credits for the Academic Minor must be taken in residence on the Ann Arbor Campus or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Spanish Language, Literature & Culture Academic Minor (Fall 2000-March 13, 2001) +

 

Romance Languages and Literatures Academic Minors

Academic minors in Romance Languages and Literatures are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in Romance Languages and Literatures. 

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at 4108 MLB.

 Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture Academic Minor

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: Spanish 275 and 276.

Academic Minor Program: 18 credits of courses in Spanish (division 484), with 9 credits (three courses) introducing the literature and culture of the Hispanic world at the 300 level, and 9 credits (three courses) pursuing more in-depth investigation of literary, cultural, or linguistic subjects at the 400 level. At least 9 of the 18 credits for the Academic Minor must be taken in residence on the Ann Arbor campus.

Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture Minor (Winter 2014-Summer 2014) +

A minor in Spanish Language,  Literature, and Culture is not open to students with a major in Spanish or any other  minor in Romance Languages and Literatures.

Effective Date for changes: Winter 2014-Summer 2014

Students wishing to pursue a minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a Spanish department advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

If you are majoring in another field, the Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture minor offers you an opportunity to complement the knowledge gained in your principal field, while adding a cultural and linguistic dimension to your academic experience.

Effective Date for changes: Winter 2014

Available to students entering LSA or the University in Fall 2011 or thereafter

Prerequisites to the Minor

SPANISH 277 (or 275 & 276). The prerequisite will be waived for Residential College students who complete one RCLANG 324 readings course in Spanish. Students who complete a second and/or a third RCLANG 324 course will receive major credit for a Spanish elective at the 300 level.  For eligible students, SPANISH 278, Spanish for Heritage Language Learners, can be substituted for SPANISH 277.

Requirements for the Minor

A minimum of 21 approved credits beyond the prerequisite, including:

  • 12 credits chosen from courses numbered SPANISH 279 to 399
  • 9 credits chosen from courses at the 400 level

Specific course selections must include three literature courses. Other courses, or "electives in Spanish," may be selected in Hispanic culture, linguistics, and film. Students should consult a department advisor and develop a balanced program of study that includes the cultural production of various countries and historical periods. 

Constraints

No more than one Independent Study or Internship course (3 credits) can be included in a minor.

Students may count only one of ITALIAN 410 or PORT 415 toward the Spanish minor

Residence Requirement

 At least 12 of the required 21 credits for the minor must be taken either in residence or through a study-abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.


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