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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: 

Total Required Credit Hours (21 cr)

Required Courses (6-18 cr)*
SPA 301 Introduction to Hispanic Culture
SPA 302 Introduction to Hispanic Media

SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II

Electives (3-15 cr)

Areas of Advanced Study

Language and Linguistics
SPA 305 Spanish Phonetics
SPA 317 Business Spanish
SPA 405 Old Spanish
SPA 415 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition
SPA 416 Advanced Conversation
SPA 421 Structure of Modern Spanish

Culture and Civilization
SPA 306 The Civilization and Culture of Spain
SPA 309 Culture and Civilization of Latin America

Peninsular Literature
SPA 307 Spanish Authors Pre-1800
SPA 308 Spanish Authors 1800-Present

Spanish American Literature
SPA 310 Spanish-American Literature Authors 1492-1810
SPA 311 Spanish-American Authors 1810-Present

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

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