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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Department World Languages & Cultures
College Arts & Humanities
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BA, BS
Program Description

Students in the Spanish Program acquire language proficiency and cultural competency that prepares them to work and travel where Spanish is spoken. Students at the end of their program will meet the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning.
Communicate in Languages Other Than English
Standard 1.1:
Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
Standard 1.2: Student understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Standard 1.3: Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Standard 2.1:
Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
Standard 2.2: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.

Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
Standard 3.1:
Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
Standard 3.2: Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.

Develop Insight into the Nature of Lanaguage and Culture
Standard 4.1:
Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
Standard 4.2: Students demonstate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.

Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World
Standard 5.1:
Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
Standard 5.2: Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

Admission Requirements Admission to Major is granted by the department.
Minimum University admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Other Requirements  
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of World Languages & Cultures
227 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2116
College Advising College of Arts & Humanities Advising
Student Relations Coordinator
226B Armstrong Hall

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