Students who decide to minor in Spanish at Mount Mercy University will discover the joy of encountering the world in another language. Learning a second language will enhance their academic experience and give them an advantage in our globalized world. Pursuing a Spanish minor will help students develop an understanding of different cultures and provide them with the necessary tools to widen their experience as professionals.
Mount Mercy's Spanish minor offers a sequence of classes based on the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Upon completion of the minor in Spanish the students will be able to:
- Communicate effectively in Spanish
- Understand the Cultures of the Hispanic world
- Connect Spanish with other majors
- Make informed Comparisons of language and cultures as a whole
- Participate in a global Community of Spanish speakers
Students minoring in Spanish will take a variety of courses, including Writing and Composition, Conversation, Culture and Civilization and Introduction to Hispanic Literature.
What our students say....
"Knowing another language helps us understand the world as a whole and broaden our horizon as individuals." ~ Mariah Cary, a junior public relations major
"Learning another language teaches perseverance and that there is more than one way to solve a problem. It gives the individual the drive to keep expanding one's knowledge." ~ Danny Wayson, a freshman psychology major
"Knowing another language opens you up to a whole new perspective. You are able to think differently and work your mind in ways it never did before." ~ Stephanie Khairallah, a junior marketing major