2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Spanish (SPAN-MNR-AS) Minor

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Minor

The Spanish minor allows students to develop skills in written and spoken Spanish and study the cultures of Spain, Mexico, and Latin America. Summer study-abroad programs are available when there is sufficient demand. In virtually all areas of the U.S., a knowledge of Spanish provides a distinct professional and cultural advantage. The Spanish minor prepares students for careers requiring effective communication, cultural understanding, and interpretive and critical thinking skills. While all careers are enhanced by knowledge of a second language, specific majors at Ferris lend themselves to this intercultural awareness including International Business, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Plastics Engineering, Education, Public Relations, Public Administration, Health Professions, HVAC, and Building Trades.

Program Outcomes


  1. Students will be able to grasp the content, write, and communicate their ideas on cultural, literary and media texts.
  2. Students will be able to write compositions of several paragraphs using description, narration, exposition, and argumentation with correct grammar, vocabulary, and expressions.
  3. Students will be able to understand the meaning, summarize or discuss on oral discourse in media or with native or near-native speakers of Spanish.
  4. Students will be able to initiate and sustain conversations at the Advance-low level as defined by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). In other words, they will be able to describe and narrate in paragraph and longer length discourse combining time frames.
  5. Students will identify and describe, based on readings of basic information about geography, culture, history, and economy of the various countries from the Spanish-speaking world.

Admission Requirements


This minor is open to all students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, and may only be awarded to those not pursuing a degree in this subject area.

New Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree; degree may not be a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Spanish forthe Professions.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree; degree may not be a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Spanish forthe Professions.

All Minor Requirements - 21 to 22 Credits Required


Minor Courses - 21 to 22 Credits Required


Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a minor at Ferris State University:

  • A GPA of 2.00 or higher must be achieved for the courses within the minor.
  • A minimum of 18 credits within the minor must be earned.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 9 of the credits in the minor must be at the 200 level or higher.
  • A maximum of one-third of the credits, but no more than 7 credit hours, in a minor may overlap with the student’s major.
  • Up to 6 credit hours may overlap between any two minors.
  • The minor must be completed prior to or at the awarding of a bachelor’s degree.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the All Minor Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of the credits in the minor must be at the 300 level or higher.

Contact Information


Dr. Lucero Flores-Paez
(231) 591-3627
[email protected]

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