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About the Spanish & Latin American Studies Program
You do not need to pursue a minor in Spanish in order to take advantage of the benefits of our language courses and study abroad opportunities. Many students at Schreiner choose to study Spanish to fulfill their core curriculum requirements for the "Global Perspective" category, and others decide to enroll just for the benefit of improving their skills or because they enjoy the interactive, conversation-based classes. Most report that they learn more Spanish in one or two semesters at Schreiner than they did during their entire middle school and high school experience (and that they had more fun doing it!).
About the SPLA Minor
Our Minor in Spanish & Latin American Studies offers students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary study of the past, present, and emerging cultural realities of the Spanish-speaking world, a geopolitical entity that includes but is not limited to Spain, Latin America, and the United States. In addition to studying the Spanish language and its more traditional cultural artifacts (e.g., literature and film), students of this interdisciplinary minor contemplate the many social, historical, political, and economic contexts that shape and are shaped by the cultural production of the Spanish-speaking world.
Why minor in Spanish & Latin American Studies?
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An interdisciplinary minor allows you to enhance your college experience and increase your marketability by earning a well-rounded degree, complemented by a minor that tells future employers loud and clear that you have cross-functional skills and knowledge beyond just your major. Schreiner's SPLA program produces graduates who not only have langauge skills, but who also know how to apply them across different contexts and to connect knowledge of language and culture to other fields that matter in their lives. While the SPLA minor’s central focus is in the humanities and social sciences, students are encouraged to incorporate relevant coursework options from numerous other disciplines, such as nursing, business, communication, education, or public health.
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