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Spanish, Minor

Requirements

This minor can be earned in conjunction with any Bachelor degree major that UVU offers. The minor consists of 18 credit hours of upper division coursework. There are some specific courses required and a number of electives so be sure to contact the advisor for more information.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Complete ENGL 2010 and 30 hours of college-level courses other than Spanish with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  2. Complete lower division Spanish courses (1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G) or receive the equivalent through experiential credit (does not apply to native speakers).
  3. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
  SPAN 3040 Spanish Conversation and Composition II  (3.0)  
or SPAN 3050 Advanced Spanish 3
  SPAN 351G Culture and Civilization--Spain  (3.0)  
or SPAN 352G Culture and Civilization--Spanish America 3
  SPAN 4050 Special Topics in Grammar Usage and Style 3
Complete 9 credits from any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken.  9

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of Baccalaureate Degree.
  2. Any grade below a "C" (2.0) in a Spanish Minor course will not be accepted.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1) Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN 3050 * Advanced Spanish 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: *Based on experience/placement. See advisor for more information.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN 351G or SPAN 352G Culture and Civilization of Spain or Spanish America 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN 4050 Special Topics in Grammar Usage and Style 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN Elective Upper division (3000-4000 level) Spanish course above 3050 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 18

Department

Name:

Languages and Cultures

Location:

CB 306

Telephone:

801-863-8518

Email:

Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/lang

Chair:

Dr. Jeff Packer

Chair UVU Email:

packerje@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Utah Valley University is to prepare students to interact effectively in a global community by acquiring competent communicative skills, and developing sensitivity toward cultural differences. By engaging with linguistic and cultural artifacts such as history, literature, and contemporary social structures and systems, language and culture students learn to think critically and behave ethically as they mature in linguistic and cultural literacy. This department prepares students to enter the global work force, further graduate studies and enjoy lifelong enrichment.

 
 

Languages and Cultures

  • Administrative Contact: Amelia Riding, Admin II
  • Telephone: 801-863-8047
  • Email: Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 167
  • Administrative Contact: Sally Walker, Admin III
  • Telephone: 801-863-7232
  • Email: Sally.Walker@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 167
  • Advising: 
  • Telephone: 801-863-8047
  • Email:
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Dan Hoffman, ASL & Deaf Studies
  • Telephone: TBA
  • Email: DHoffman@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Alex Yuan, Chinese
  • Telephone: 801-863-5199
  • Email: gyuan@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: TBA, French
  • Telephone: 801-863-7262
  • Email: TBA
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jeff Packer, German and  Russian
  • Telephone: 801-863-8626
  • Email:  packerje@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Yasuko Saito, Japanese
  • Telephone: 801-863-8626
  • Email: SaitoYa@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jorge Nisguritzer, Spanish
  • Telephone: 801-863-8231
  • Email: nisgurjo@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Travis Young, ACIPP Lab & Language Lab
  • Telephone: 801-863-6427
  • Email: Travis.Young@uvu.edu

The Language Lab, located at LA 003g, is open Monday-Friday and offers a variety of resources for students to practice language skills and get help using computers & software, tutoring one-on-one, in groups and watching DVD movies. To schedule appointments with tutors, call 801-863-7257. The Language Department Blog with lab hours and tutor schedules is http://blogs.uvu.edu/languages.

 
 

Faculty

Dale Boam(2006)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, University of Utah; J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

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Gregory Briscoe(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Utah State University; M.A., Spanish, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Spanish, University of Pennsylvania.

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Ana Chaparro(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation, M.A., Spanish Peninsular Literature, Brigham Young University.

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Tammy Christensen(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., French Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Mari De Dios(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Colombia College; M.B.A., Business, Stevens Henager College.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Deaf Studies

B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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Debora Ferreira(2001)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Language and Literature, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil; M.A., Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Georgia.

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Jamie Hardman(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



A.A., American Sign Language, Salt Lake Community College, B.A., Deaf Studies, Utah Valley University' M.A., Deaf Studies/ Languages & Human Rights, Gallaudet University.

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Dan Hoffman(2012)

Instructor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Communication Studies, Gallaudet University; M.S., Dean Studies/Deaf Education; Lamar University.

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Benjamin Jarashow(2009)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University.

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Douglas Jensen(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Languages and Literature, University of Utah; Ph.D., Spanish American Literature, University of Iowa.

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Melanie Kemp(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., French, Texas Tech University; M.Ed., Methods of Teaching 19th Century Literature; Ph.D., French Literature, University of Nebraska.

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Ana Lopez-Aguilera(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Spanish, University of Malaga; M.A., Ph.D., Spanish, University of Nebraska.

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Jorge Nisguritzer(2007)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Weber State University; M.A., Spanish Literature, Ph.D., Languages & Literature, University of Utah.

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Jeffrey Packer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., German Teaching, M.A., German Literature, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., German Studies, University of Cincinnati.

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Yasuko Saito(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University, M.A., Asian Studies, Seton Hall University.

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Walter Temple(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages
Faculty



B.A., French, Elon College; M.A., French Literature, American University; Ph.D., Romance Studies, University of Miami.

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Sara Ulloa(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation and Communications, M.A., Spanish Linguistics, Brigham Young University.

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Travas Young(2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.S., Geography, College of Natural Resources; M.A., Linguistics, Gallaudet University.

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Guofang Yuan(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English Language and Literature and Teaching, Shanghai Teachers’ University; M.A., English Teaching, Beijing Normal University; Ph.D., Educational Policy, Cleveland State University.

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