Spanish Minor

For a 15-credit minor in Spanish, students complete the following:

SPAN 2220Topics in Language and Culture 13
or SPAN 2220H Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers
SPAN 3245Analysis and Interpretation of Hispanic Literature3
Select three upper-level Spanish electives 29
Total Credits15


  • It is strongly recommended that all minors also take SPAN 3285 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics, SPAN 2220 Topics in Language and Culture or SPAN 2220H Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers as prerequisite for all subsequent Spanish classes. After taking SPAN 2220 or SPAN 2220H, students may take all remaining 2000-level courses (required and elective) at any time and in any order.

Study Abroad

Minor requirements may include approved courses from study abroad partners, and ultimately the final approval for said courses resides with the Spanish Faculty. Please consult with a Spanish faculty member before registering for courses abroad. Students are encouraged to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country. In order to have courses taken abroad count toward the Spanish major or minor, two conditions must be met:

  1. The courses are taught entirely in Spanish.
  2. The content is related to some aspect of Latin American or Spanish culture, history, linguistics, politics, or literature.