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  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Spanish Minor


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Language, Literature and Culture Overview


The Language, Literature and Culture Department aims to promote students’ competency in learning other languages, and to broaden and enrich their education through in-depth study of other cultures. Mastering a language includes listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency.  Students can easily apply these skills to other disciplines at Clark and to their future professions. 

Students can study ASL, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin and Spanish at Clark, and can major in Ancient Civilization, Comparative Literature, French or Spanish. It is also possible, at the department’s discretion, to major in more than one language taught at Clark (the Combined Language major), or to self-design a major in German. Students can also apply skills in Asian languages to an Asian Studies major and skills in Hebrew to a concentration in Jewish Studies.

The Language, Literature and Culture Department is part of the Alice Coonley Higgins School of Humanities.

For more information, please visit the Language, Literature, and Culture Department’s website.

Language Placement


Please use the chart on the department’s main web page to determine what course level to take, depending on how many previous years of the language you’ve had. The University reviews transcripts to ensure that students are not over-qualified for a particular course. Students with native or near-native fluency in a language should consult with the coordinator in that language to determine the appropriate level.

For more on language placement, please consult
http://www.clarku.edu/departments/foreign/undergraduate/placement.cfm

Study Abroad


Participation in a Study Abroad program gives you a chance to view the interests and issues you care about from the perspective of another culture. Students in LL&C are encouraged to study abroad in exciting cities in Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Senegal, and Spain.  The staff in Clark’s Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs can help you find an experience that fits your requirements.

Spanish Minor Requirements


In order to receive a minor in Spanish, a student needs to complete six courses in Spanish literature or culture. With the exception of SPAN 117  (which counts towards the minor and major), all the Spanish courses should be taken at the level of SPAN 131  or higher. Some courses may be replaced by those outside the field of study but related to it (a course in Latin-American history of art, for example, might be counted as one of the six courses required for a Spanish minor). Three of the six courses must be taken in residence at Clark.

Only courses with a grade of C or better may be counted towards the Spanish minor.

Language, Literature and Culture Faculty


Program


María Acosta Cruz, Ph.D.
Belén Atienza, Ph.D.
Odile Ferly, Ph.D.
Allison Fong, Ph.D.
Everett Fox, Ph.D.
Beth Gale, Ph.D.
Juan Pablo Rivera, Ph.D.
Robert D. Tobin, Ph.D.
Alice Valentine, M.A.

 

Adjunct


Dolores Juan Moreno, Ph.D. 

Emeriti


Paul Burke, Ph.D.
Carol D’Lugo, Ph.D.
Marvin D’Lugo, Ph.D.
Kenneth Hughes, Ph.D.
Hartmut Kaiser, Ph.D.
Dorothy Kaufmann, Ph.D.
Walter Schatzberg, Ph.D.
Michael Spingler, Ph.D.

Languages, Literature and Culture Courses


Courses offered within the last 2 Academic Years

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