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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Spanish Minor


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Department of Modern and Classical Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

24 credits

Introduction

The study of a language minor allows students to enrich their major program with language skills and cultural understanding. The department believes that the best way to understand a culture is through its language. Language structure is taught both holistically and analytically. Holistic language learning is facilitated by modern methods and multimedia technology, as well as study-abroad opportunities. Language courses are complemented by courses in areas such as culture, literature, and linguistics.

Why Consider a Spanish Minor?

The multifaceted programs of the department provide an opening to the world through language, literature, culture and civilization. To be able to communicate in a second language is a fundamental asset in any profession in an increasingly globalized world, from careers in education, translating and interpreting, to those in international studies, health, business or law. Many job listings include proficiency in a world language as a desirable or necessary tool. In addition, a language minor helps students acquire other types of abilities leading to success in the job market: cultural literacy, communication skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, a capacity for problem solving, and the ability to learn quickly.

 Contact Information

Modern and Classical Languages
Department Office

Miller Hall 223
360-650-3918

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 Major/Career Resources

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How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the Spanish faculty advisor.

When meeting with the advisor, you should bring:

  • An “Official Declaration of Minor” form (available at the Department Office)
  • Documentation for any study-abroad credits earned

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. A GPA of 2.50 or above in minor language is required.

Requirements


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