May 09, 2021  
2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish Minor


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Minors


Choosing a minor allows students to focus on a secondary area of interest to their major. Students should consider a minor if they have more than one main interest or if they want to connect two areas of study (for example, a major in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics, or a major in Business with a minor in Economics).

  • A minor is recorded on the transcript but does not appear on the parchment.
  • The number of required courses for a minor can vary between six and ten courses.
  • Double minors are possible.
  • Students can complete a minor outside of their faculty (e.g., Biology major with an Anthropology minor).
  • Students may not graduate with a major and a minor in the same discipline (e.g., English major with an English minor).
  • Normally, a student cannot use a core requirement for a major to satisfy the requirement for a minor. The only exception is within an interdisciplinary degree (e.g., Business or Science).
  • Students can use courses that satisfy General Education and/or elective requirements to complete a minor or double minor.
  • Graduating with a minor requires a cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  • Students must declare their intention to complete a minor. The form is available at the Office of the Registrar or online at mtroyal.ca/AcademicSupport/StudentRegistrationRecords/StudentForms

Students planning to complete a minor should check with an Advisor early in their studies, so that they can ensure that they meet all requirements before graduation. Most courses at the 3000 and 4000 level have prerequisites, so students should consider those prerequisites when selecting their 1000 and 2000 level courses.

Spanish Minor


Spanish is spoken in 21 countries and estimates indicate the USA will be the country with most Spanish speakers in the world by 2050. There are rich cultures associated with the Spanish language and it has also become the second most used language on the internet, Twitter and the world of advertising. A minor in Spanish develops students’ communication skills and their understanding of Hispanic cultures. Students can take a variety of third year courses in areas such as Literature of Spain and Spanish America, Translation, Business Spanish, Spanish in Contact with Other Languages and Hispanic Cinema.

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Students with prior knowledge of Spanish must take a placement test. For more information, students should contact the Spanish coordinator or academic advisor.

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