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Italian Minor

The Italian Minor offers a vibrant and dynamic introduction to the study of the Italian language and culture. In addition to developing student proficiency in the Italian language, the minor broaden each student's understanding of and appreciation for Italy's rich cultural heritage as well as its expansive historical legacy. Small class sizes ensure that students receive the individual attention they need to progress rapidly.

Our program follows guidelines from the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and our program goals are aligned with the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning that focus on the Five Cs: Communications, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. 

Requirements & Coursework

The Italian Minor consists of 21 credit hours in coursework. The detailed course requirements can be seen in the course catalog.

Communication & Rhetoric Minor

The Communication & Information Design (COMID) minor is intended to accentuate and accompany any major course of study a student decides to pursue at CSU-Pueblo, but it is intended to be particularly useful to those students who are career-oriented and seek to develop and practice the skills that will contribute to their future academic and professional success. Students who pursue this course of study take classes in technical writing, speaking and listening, document design, and others that are designed to equip students with the skills and practice they will need to communicate effectively and persuasively through speech, writing, and visual design of information.

For this reason, students who complete the minor do so with a portfolio of the work they accomplished, equipping them with an artifact that can be provided to potential employers as proof of ability. Likewise, the credential itself, which appears on the student’s transcript, has been proven to encompass the “soft” skills employers require and correlates with the language of contemporary job descriptions.

For more information on the COMID minor please contact the director of the Communication, Rhetoric, & Writing program at kevin.vanwinkle@csupueblo.edu

The minor consists of 20 credit hours. More information can be found in the university catalog.

Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing Minor is designed for students interested in pursuing an MFA in creative writing or students who wish to continue writing, publishing, and working in the business of writing after graduation.

Students will complete the coursework will with a focus on poetry, playwriting, creative nonfiction, and fiction, while also establishing knowledge of the creative writing workshop, the drafting/revision process, and the business of writing.

The minor consists of 21 credits. More information can be found in the university catalog.

English Minor

The English Minor is designed to be flexible and able to complement a variety of majors while providing students with foundational knowledge in literature, writing and practice, critical thinking, literary theory, culture and diversity, and the power of language that will empower them to innovate, communicate, and discover the necessary skills to thrive in their professional career paths and serve their community.

The minor consists of 21 credits. More information can be found in the university catalog.

Spanish Minor

Spanish is a useful skill in every field. The Spanish minor complements a wide variety of majors in other disciplines. Students who complete our minor come from various linguistic backgrounds. Some are just beginning their language journey, others have taken Spanish courses in the past, and others have learned Spanish at home and want to continue developing the gift their families have passed on to them. Our program is designed to serve all students and meet their unique needs.

Our program follows guidelines from the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the National Heritage Language Resource Center. Our program goals are aligned with the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and the World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning that focus on the Five Cs: Communications, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

Our minors continue on to successful careers in every field where their bilingual superpowers give them an edge and the opportunity to serve others in two languages.

Requirements & Coursework

The Spanish Minor consists of 24 credit hours in coursework. The detailed course requirements can be seen in the course catalog. 

Students wishing to enroll in any Minor program can declare and select the required courses through their PAWS account.

Spring 2022 Registration

Registration Opens October 18, 2021.

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

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The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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