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Spanish Minor (12 Credit Hours)

The minor in Spanish is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire an intermediate or higher level of proficiency. Students who begin Spanish at D'Youville will be required to take the first two semesters of Spanish. Students exempt from elementary courses will be required to take more advanced courses at the 100- to 300-level.

Required Courses for Student Not Exempt from SPA 101:

Course Number Course Name Credits
SPA 101

Beginner Spanish I

SPA 101 is designed to introduce true beginners to the Spanish language. The primary focus of the course is to provide you with a basic knowledge of Spanish through the extensive practice of the four fundamental skills in language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Attention is also given to the fifth language skill- cultural awareness. Through a communicative approach and through the use of the Spanish language, students will learn the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises. Integrated throughout the course, are lessons and readings linked to the daily activities and basic aspects of the Hispanic culture, which vary from country to country.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

3
SPA 102

Beginner Spanish II

This course is the second semester of beginner Spanish and the continuation of SPA 101. Before moving forward to the material of SPA 102, the course begins with a review of the salient points of SPA 101. The primary focus of the course is to expand your knowledge of the Spanish language and enable you to acquire an elementary foundation of the Spanish language. There will be extensive practice of the four fundamental skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Increased attention is also given to the fifth skill of cultural awareness. Through a communicative approach and an increased use of the Spanish language, students will learn the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises. Integrated throughout the course, are lessons and readings linked to the daily activities and basic aspects of the Hispanic culture, which vary from country to country.
Offered in: Fall and Spring
Prerequisites: Spa-101

3
SPA 201

Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish 201 is an intermediate-level integrated skills language course that will expand on the language skills mastered in Spanish 101 and 102 or SPA 103, or SPA 104. The course begins with a quick review of the salient points of beginner Spanish before it introduces you to the intermediate level material. This course will enhance your proficiency in the Spanish language and acquire an intermediate-level foundation in the Spanish language. There will be extensive practice of the four fundamental skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as extensive instruction on culture. Through a communicative approach and the exclusive use of Spanish, students will learn more complex grammatical structures of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises. Integrated throughout the course, are lessons and readings linked to the daily activities and basic aspects of the Hispanic culture, which vary from country to country.

Prerequisites: SPA-102 SPA-103 or SPA-104

3
SPA

One additional SPA course

 One additional SPA course
3
Total 12

Required Courses for Students Exempt from SPA 101:

Course Number Course Name Credits
SPA

SPA 101 or SPA 103

Choose either SPA 101 or SPA 103
3
SPA 201

Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish 201 is an intermediate-level integrated skills language course that will expand on the language skills mastered in Spanish 101 and 102 or SPA 103, or SPA 104. The course begins with a quick review of the salient points of beginner Spanish before it introduces you to the intermediate level material. This course will enhance your proficiency in the Spanish language and acquire an intermediate-level foundation in the Spanish language. There will be extensive practice of the four fundamental skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as extensive instruction on culture. Through a communicative approach and the exclusive use of Spanish, students will learn more complex grammatical structures of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises. Integrated throughout the course, are lessons and readings linked to the daily activities and basic aspects of the Hispanic culture, which vary from country to country.

Prerequisites: SPA-102 SPA-103 or SPA-104

3
SPA

Two additional SPA courses

 Two additional SPA courses
6
Total 12

Required Courses for Students exempt from SPA 102 or 103 will take:

Course Number Course Name Credits
SPA 201

Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish 201 is an intermediate-level integrated skills language course that will expand on the language skills mastered in Spanish 101 and 102 or SPA 103, or SPA 104. The course begins with a quick review of the salient points of beginner Spanish before it introduces you to the intermediate level material. This course will enhance your proficiency in the Spanish language and acquire an intermediate-level foundation in the Spanish language. There will be extensive practice of the four fundamental skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as extensive instruction on culture. Through a communicative approach and the exclusive use of Spanish, students will learn more complex grammatical structures of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises. Integrated throughout the course, are lessons and readings linked to the daily activities and basic aspects of the Hispanic culture, which vary from country to country.

Prerequisites: SPA-102 SPA-103 or SPA-104

3
SPA

Three additional SPA courses

Three additional SPA courses
9
Total 12

Required Courses for Students exempt from SPA 201 and/or SPA 202 will take:

Course Number Course Name Credits
SPA

Any four SPA courses

Any four SPA courses
12
Total 12