Spanish Language and Cultures (minor)

What you will study

The Spanish Language and Cultures (SLC) minor consists of five foundational language courses (15 credits) that focus on listening comprehension, grammar, and communication, as well as a capstone course (2-4 credits) that allows you to develop your writing skills in Spanish or to study Hispanic literature, culture, and history in greater depth.

Throughout your coursework, you have the opportunity to participate in service-learning projects and other community immersion experiences that enable you to use your Spanish in authentic contexts. You are also strongly encouraged to participate in an immersion experience in a Spanish-speaking country. This might be a study-away program for a summer or a semester, an internship, or one of the short-term travel courses to Spain or Latin America taught by Alverno faculty. SLC support students have studied Spanish in Spain, Chile, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. Wherever you want to study Spanish, there is a program that will meet your needs.

Spanish Language & Cultures Support Beginning
SLC-100Spanish Language Placement Assessment 10
SLC-103Beginning Spanish I3
SLC-104Beginning Spanish II3
Spanish Language & Cultures Support Intermediate
SLC-203Intermediate Spanish I3
SLC-204Intermediate Spanish II3
Take one from the following:3
Conversation & Composition
Spanish/Reading & Conversation
Spanish for Business
Spanish Language & Cultures Support Advanced
SLC-325Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics 33
or SLC-330 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
Capstone Experience:
Take one from the following:3-4
Latin American Civilizations-In Spanish
Advanced Grammar & Composition
Spanish& Latin American Cinema
Hispanic Civilization

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.