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The Minor in Spanish

Course Requirements for the Minor: 20-28 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

This minor can be completed with a minimum of 20 units.

Beginning Language Competency Requirement: 0-8 units

In order to enroll in intermediate and upper-division Spanish language courses, students must take SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or prove equivalent knowledge (see details below on Placement Exam).

Intermediate Language Competency Requirement: 0-8 units

0-2 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009121)
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101, SPAN 102, and SPAN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009120)

SPAN 201 and SPAN 202 are a required component of the Minor in Spanish. However, students who have equivalent knowledge in Spanish may challenge these courses by enrolling in the class and taking the challenge exam. All students challenging a course must submit an official letter requesting to challenge the course to the department chair by the end of the second week of the semester. See the University Catalog section on challenging courses for further instructions. Students who request credit for prior experience and credit by examination also may receive credit for these courses. See the University Catalog on Credit for Prior Experience.

Upper-Division Requirements: 12 units

Oral Proficiency Requirement: 3 units

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 301 and/or SPAN 321.
Intensive practice in the spoken language at an advanced level of proficiency. Guided conversations and discussions, debates, and speeches. Enrollment will be limited. Native speakers should consult with instructor before enrolling. 3 hours discussion. (009153)

Composition Requirement: 6 units

2 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 321 and/or SPAN 303.
Intensive review of grammar and its application in composition. This course or its equivalent is a prerequisite for all other upper-division courses. Required of all majors and minors. 3 hours discussion. (009137)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
Emphasis on fluency, style, and syntax. Required of all majors and minors. 3 hours discussion. (009139)

3 units selected from:

Any upper-division Spanish (SPAN) courses except SPAN 354.

Spanish Language Placement Exam

The Spanish language placement exam is taken to assess the placement level and to place students at the most appropriate level in the curriculum of the Spanish program at CSU, Chico.

Catalog Cycle:13