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About the Program: 

Whether you are thinking about an international career or just yearn for a life of travel, a minor in Spanish can prepare you for the world ahead, or signal to employers and graduate schools that you are ready for international opportunities. A minor involves taking six courses, as described below, and can augment your major program.

Program Requirements: 

Required Courses (6-18 credit hours) 1
SPA 301 INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC CULTURES 3
SPA 302 INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC MEDIA 3
SPA 101 BEGINNING SPANISH I 3
SPA 102 BEGINNING SPANISH II 3
SPA 201 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I 3
SPA 202 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II 3

Electives (3-15 credit hours)
Areas of Advanced Study
Select 3-15 credit hours from the following 3-15
Language and Linguistics
SPA 305 SPANISH PHONETICS
SPA 317 BUSINESS SPANISH
SPA 415 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION
SPA 416 ADVANCED CONVERSATION
SPA 421 STRUCTURE OF MODERN SPANISH

Culture and Civilization
SPA 306 CIVILIZATION AND CULTURES OF SPAIN
SPA 309 CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA

Pensinsular Literature
SPA 307 SPANISH AUTHORS PRE-1800
SPA 308 SPANISH AUTHORS 1800-PRESENT

Spanish American Literature
SPA 310 SPANISH AMERICAN AUTHORS: 1492 TO 1810
SPA 311 SPANISH AMERICAN AUTHORS 1810S-PRESENT

Total Credit Hours 21

1 Students who begin with SPA 101 must select one course within any advanced study area.

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Modern and Classical Languages

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