Romance Languages Minor

Overview

The romance languages minor is designed for students who are already proficient in either French or Spanish and who wish to acquire an intermediate high to advanced proficiency in both French and Spanish in all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Students may complete the minor through coursework in Spanish at George Fox or may choose to spend one semester in an approved study abroad program in either a French- or Spanish-speaking country, gaining cross-cultural experience and literacy in the process.

Prerequisite for Minor Entry

Students must demonstrate proficiency in the following prior to entry into the romance languages minor:
FREN 201 Intermediate French I (4) and FREN 202 (4) Intermediate French II (or placement exam)
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4) and SPAN 202 (4) Intermediate Spanish II (or placement exam)

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Minor Requirements

22 credit hours

Complete the following:

A thorough review of French to develop an intermediate proficiency in the language. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing short essays, and developing conversational skills. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: FREN 202 Intermediate French II or placement by exam.
A thorough review of French to develop an intermediate proficiency in the language. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing short essays, and developing conversational skills. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: FREN 301 Intermediate/Advanced French I or placement by exam.
A thorough review of Spanish to develop intermediate high proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing in a variety of styles, and developing strategies for communication. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II or placement by exam.
A thorough review of Spanish to develop intermediate high proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing in a variety of styles, and developing strategies for communication. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: SPAN 301 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish I or placement by exam.

Choose one of the following options:

Choose two of the following:

A one-semester introduction to the cultures and civilizations of the Iberian Peninsula. Students continue to develop skills toward advanced proficiency as defined by ACTFL. Activities to include reading authentic texts and listening to and interacting with native speakers of Spanish. Areas of study may include history, art, music, the role of religion, governmental systems and gender differences. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 302 or instructor’s permission.
n introduction to the cultures and civilizations of Latin America. Students continue to develop skills toward advanced proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Activities include reading authentic texts, field trips, and listening to native speakers. Areas of study may include history, art, music, the role of religion, governmental systems, and gender differences. Taught in Spanish. Corequisite/Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish II or concurrent enrollment in SPAN 302 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish II or instructor's permission.
A one-semester introduction to Spanish peninsular literature. This course introduces students to selected masters and periods of Spanish literature and reflects on matters of faith ads revealed in the pieces studied. Students continue to develop skills toward advanced proficiency as defined by ACTFL. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish or equivalent.
This course introduces students to selected masters and periods of Latin American literature and reflects on matters of faith as revealed in the pieces studied. Students continue to develop skills toward advanced proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish or equivalent.
If student chooses to pursue study abroad in French, FREN 301 and 302 must be completed prior to study abroad. Six credits abroad must be 300-level or above and taught entirely in French. If student chooses to pursue study abroad in Spanish, SPAN 301 and 302 must be completed prior to study abroad. Six credits abroad must be 300-level or above and taught entirely in Spanish.