Romance Languages Minor

22 credit hours

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 abroad 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)

Minor Requirements

FREN 301 Intermediate/Advanced French I (4)
FREN 302 Intermediate/Advanced French II (4)
SPAN 301 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish I (4)
SPAN 302 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish II (4)

Students must choose one of the following options:

  1. Students must choose two of the following courses:
    SPAN 350 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3)
    SPAN 410 Introduction to Spanish Literature (3)
    SPAN 420 Introduction to Latin American Literature (3)
  2. 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.
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