The Spanish program offers four professional minors: Business Spanish, Legal Spanish, Medical Spanish, and Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation.

Business Spanish Minor - 18 credit hours

Required Courses

SPAN 300 Grammar and Communication (3 credits)
SPAN 330 Business Spanish (3 credits)
SPAN 430 Advanced Business Spanish (3 credits)

Choose one (3 credit hours):
SPAN 485 Business and Society in Latin America (3 credits)
OR
SPAN 486 Business and Society in Spain (3 credits)

Choose one (3 credit hours):
SPAN 435 Translation Strategies (3 credits)
OR
SPAN 436 Introduction to Interpretation (3 credits)

Choose ONE elective Spanish course (3 credit hours) from the following:
SPAN 307 Spanish Civilization (3 credits)
SPAN 308 Latin American Civilization (3 credits)
SPAN 311 Contrastive Linguistics (3 credits)

SPAN 320 Oral and Written Communication (3 credits)
OR
SPAN 321 Oral and Written Communication (for Heritage Speakers) (3 credits) 

SPAN 407 Aspects of Spanish Civilization (3 credits)
SPAN 447 Special Topics in Spanish Civilization and Culture (3 credits)

Total: 18 credit hours 

A student must receive a minimum grade of "C-" for course credits to count toward any major or minor in the Department of FLLC.

Adviser: Verónica Haun
Phone: (540) 568-6851
Email: haunvx@jmu.edu

Latinx Community Engagement Minor

Required Courses  (9 credits)

SPAN 300 Grammar and Communication (3 credits)

SPAN 320 Oral and Written Communication (3 credits)
OR
SPAN 321 Oral and Written Communication (for Heritage Speakers) (3 credits) 

SPAN 492 Latinx Community Practicum (3 credits)

Upper-Level Electives - Choose Three (9 credits) At least one must be taught in Spanish

HIST 313 The History of Latinos in the United States (3 credits)
JUST 328 Race, Class and Justice (3 credits)
JUST 343 Justice and Society (3 credits)
POSC 367 US Immigration Politics and Policy (3 credits)
REL 324 Latinx and Latin American Christianity (3 credits)
SCOM 248 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
SCOM 342 Argument and Advocacy (3 credits)
SCOM 471 Culture and Health Communication (3 credits)
SOCI 318 Sociology of Immigration (3 credits)
SOCI 336 Race and Ethnicity (3 credits)
SOCI 372 Sociology of the Community (3 credits)
SOWK 487 Special Topics (3 credits) (Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees)
SPAN 365 Medical Spanish (3 credits)
SPAN 370 Legal Spanish (3 credits)
SPAN 401 Hispanic/Latinx Cinema for Spanish Conversation (3 credits)
SPAN 404 Spanish in the United States (3 credits)
SPAN 436 Introduction to Interpretation (3 credits)
WRTC 318 Intercultural Professional Communication (3 credits)
WRTC 342 Writing Place (3 credits)
WRTC 486 Writing in the Community (3 credits)

No more than two elective courses can be double-counted with the student's major. Upper-level courses may be substituted, subject to prior approval from the minor coordinator.

A student must receive a minimum grade of "C-" for course credits to count toward any major or minor in the Department of FLLC.

Adviser: Karina Kline-Gabel
Email:klinegkx@jmu.edu

Legal Spanish Minor - 18 credit hours

Required Courses

SPAN 300 Grammar and Communication (3 credits)
SPAN 360 Spanish for Public Safety (3 credits) – Usually offered only in Spring semesters
SPAN 370 Legal Spanish (3 credits)

SPAN 435 Translation Strategies (3 credits)
OR
SPAN 436 Introduction to Interpretation (3 credits)
(SPAN 435 or SPAN 436, but not both)

SPAN 470 Advanced Legal Spanish (3 credits)
SPAN 495 Practical Spanish for Public Safety/Legal Spanish (3 credits) – Usually offered only in Fall semesters

Total: 18 credit hours

A student must receive a minimum grade of "C-" for course credits to count toward any major or minor in the Department of FLLC.

Adviser: Marianne Mason
Phone: (540) 568-6327
Emailmasonmx@jmu.edu

Medical Spanish Minor - 18 credit hours

Required Courses

SPAN 300 Grammar and Communication (3 credits)
SPAN 365 Medical Spanish (3 credits)
SPAN 475 Advanced Medical Spanish (3 credits)
SPAN 476 Culture and Medicine in Latin America (3 credits)

One Elective Spanish Course: 3 Credit Hours
SPAN 307 Spanish Civilization (3 credits)
SPAN 308 Latin American Civilization (3 credits)

SPAN 320 Oral and Written Communication (3 credits)
OR
SPAN 321 Oral and Written Communication (for Heritage Speakers) (3 credits) 

SPAN 407 Aspects of Spanish Civilization (3 credits) 
SPAN 447 Special Topics in Spanish Civilization and Culture (3 credits) 

Choose One of the Following Courses: 3 Credit Hours
SPAN 435 Translation Strategies (3 credits) 
SPAN 436 Introduction to Interpretation (3 credits) 
SPAN 494 Practical Medical Spanish (3 credits) 

A student must receive a minimum grade of "C-" for course credits to count toward any major or minor in the Department of FLLC.

Adviser: Diana Galarreta
Phone: (540) 568-6128
Emailgalarrdf@jmu.edu

Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation Minor - 18 Credit Hours

Required Courses

SPAN 300 Grammar and Communication (3 credits)
SPAN 435 Translation Strategies (3 credits)
SPAN 436 Introduction to Interpretation (3 credits)

One Elective Spanish Course: 3 Credit Hours
SPAN 307 Spanish Civilization (3 credits)
SPAN 308 Latin American Civilization (3 credits)

SPAN 312 Translation Competencies

SPAN 320 Oral and Written Communication (3 credits)
OR
SPAN 321 Oral and Written Communication (for Heritage Speakers) (3 credits) 

SPAN 407 Aspects of Spanish Civilization (3 credits) 
SPAN 447 Special Topics in Spanish Civilization and Culture (3 credits) 
SPAN 476 Culture and Medicine in Latin America (3 credits) 
SPAN 477 Culture and Medicine in Spain (3 credits) 
SPAN 485 Business and Society in Latin America (3 credits) 
SPAN 486 Business and Society in Spain (3 credits) 

Choose One: 3 Credit Hours
SPAN 310 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 credits) 
SPAN 311 Contrastive Linguistics (3 credits) 
SPAN 315 Spanish Phonetics (3 credits) 
SPAN 404 Spanish in the United States (3 credits) 
SPAN 484 Special Topics in Spanish Linguistics (3 credits) 

Chose One: 3 Credit Hours
SPAN 494 Practical Medical Spanish (3 credits) 
SPAN 495 Practical Spanish for Public Safety/Legal Spanish (3 credits) 
SPAN 496 Translating/Interpreting Internship (3 credits) 

Adviser: Marianne Mason
Phone: (540) 568-6327
Emailmasonmx@jmu.edu

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