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Spanish Minor

Minor code: OR5225

Faculty contactNikhil Sathe, Undergraduate Programs Chair

Program Overview

The Spanish minor allows students to enrich their major program with language skills and cultural understanding. Minors elect five courses at the 3000- or 4000-level in literature, culture, linguistics, film and/or art, which offer rich content and sharpen analytic and critical thinking skills. Minors must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in each required course. Frequent writing assignments and speaking activities reinforce clarity of thought and expression, and small classes offer individual attention and encourage dialogue, collaboration, and openness. Many minors participate in study abroad programs.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Many job listings include foreign language proficiency as a desirable or necessary tool. In addition, a minor in Spanish helps students acquire other types of abilities leading to success in the job market: communication skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, a capacity for problem solving, and the ability to learn quickly.

Common major disciplines of students minoring in Spanish include journalism, political science, education, sociology, or business. These students find employment in print or broadcast media, government, teaching, social services, or industry because they possess career-specific skills in addition to general knowledge and language proficiency.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement

The Spanish minor requires a minimum of 15 hours.

Spanish Minor Requirements

Although there are no specific courses required, students must observe individual course prerequisites. Complete five of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course:

  • SPAN 3110 - Advanced Conversation and Composition I Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 3120 - Advanced Conversation and Composition II Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 3215 - Business Spanish Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 3300 - Mexican Civilization and Culture Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 3310 - Mayan Civilization and Culture Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 3320 - Yucatecan Civilization Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 3348 - Spanish Civilization and Culture Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 3349 - Spanish American Civilization and Culture Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 3460 - Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 3550 - Introduction to Literature Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4375 - History of Art in Spain - 1500-present Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4436 - Spanish Pragmatics Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4437 - Applied Phonetics Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4438 - Hispanic Dialectology and Sociolinguistics Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4439 - Modern Spanish Usage Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4441 - Stylistics Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4457 - History of the Spanish Language Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4513 - Survey of Spanish American Literature I Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4514 - Survey of Spanish American Literature II Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4517 - Themes from Spanish American Prose Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4518 - Contemporary Spanish American Literature Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4555 - Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4558 - Don Quijote de la Mancha Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4560 - 19th-Century Spanish Literature - 1800-1898 Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4565 - 20th-Century Spanish Literature Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4568 - Film and Literature of the Franco Era Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4570 - Contemporary Spanish Literature Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4640 - Teaching Spanish: Theory and Methodology Credit Hours: 3
  • SPAN 4900 - Special Topics Credit Hours: 3