Spanish Linguistics (Minor)

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Course Requirements​

The Spanish Linguistics minor introduces students to the formal study of Spanish Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics and Spanish in the U.S.

Students seeking to complete a minor in Spanish Linguistics must complete 24 quarter-hour credits of coursework, or 6 courses, distributed as follows:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two advanced language courses from the following:8
ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMMUNICATION
ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION
ADVANCED CONVERSATION
ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II
ADVANCED CONVERSATION FOR THE HERITAGE SPEAKER
Required:
SPN 242INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS4
Select 12 credits of advanced (300-level) coursework from the list of approved electives. Any three of the following may be chosen (additional courses may be considered with the approval of the student's faculty advisor):12
SPANISH IN THE U.S.
SPANISH PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS
THE STRUCTURE OF SPANISH
SPANISH SOCIOLINGUISTICS
THE HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF HERITAGE LANGUAGE LITERACY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH (depending on topic, with advisor approval)
INDEPENDENT STUDY (depending on topic, with advisor approval)
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS/CURRENT RESEARCH SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS

Depending on their level of prior expertise with Spanish, students may need to complete courses at the Basic and Intermediate levels before enrolling in 200 or 300-level language courses. 

Students majoring in Spanish (BA) or minoring in Spanish or Commercial Spanish are restricted from earning this minor.