For a 15-credit minor in Spanish, students complete the following:
|SPAN 2220||Topics in Language and Culture 1||3|
|or SPAN 2220H||Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers|
|SPAN 3245||Analysis and Interpretation of Hispanic Literature||3|
|Select three upper-level Spanish electives 2||9|
Students who self-identify as Spanish heritage speakers during the placement process will take SPAN 2220H. Students who received their high school education in Spanish, in a Spanish-speaking country, may not take SPAN 2220. However, they must still take 30 credits for the major or 15 credits for the minor.
These electives may include any Spanish course beyond SPAN 2211 taught at Fairfield University, courses taken abroad, or the coordinated seminar with instructor approval. At least one of these electives must be a 4000-level course.
- 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.
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:
- The courses are taught entirely in Spanish.
- The content is related to some aspect of Latin American or Spanish culture, history, linguistics, politics, or literature.