Spanish

Spanish

Certificate

Earning the 13-credit Spanish certificate attests that you possess at least an intermediate level command of the Spanish language as well as a broad familiarity with and appreciation for the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The skills and knowledge you'll attain will be particularly helpful in the pursuit of a career in healthcare, education, sales, hospitality, government, law enforcement, and social work.

Minnesota State universities

Bemidji State University
Metropolitan State University
Minnesota State University Mankato
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Southwest Minnesota State University
St. Cloud State University
Winona State University

2022-2023 Required Courses

Core Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
SPAN 2201
Intermediate Spanish I
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 1102. Presents a comprehensive review and a continued development and strengthening of language skills with an emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing. Cultural and literary materials provide a more extensive understanding of and appreciation for the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites:

  • SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 2202
Intermediate Spanish II
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 2201. Renewed emphasis is placed on communicating ideas in conversation and composition. Cultural and literary materials continue to provide a more extensive understanding of and appreciation for the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites:

  • SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

HUM 1140
ANTH 2110
Latin American Culture and Civilization    OR

Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
3

Latin American Culture and Civilization
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Provides a panoramic view of Latin America from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Highlights major events and figures, but also key issues such as race, ethnicity, gender, language, geography, religion, and class, and how they have shaped and continue to shape Latin American identities and experiences. Considers cultural production from a sociohistorical perspective.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces the diverse contemporary cultures of Latin America and the factors that influence peoples' lives and cultural expressions. Course topics include colonization, globalization, religion, identity and ethnicity, social movements, migration, and the relationships between culture and gender, language, art, music, traditional arts and crafts, and the environment. Throughout the course, we will also explore the roles that anthropologists have played in Latin America.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Core Curriculum 13