Minors

Minor in Hispanic Studies

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Spanish is the official language in 21 countries and estimates indicate the USA will be the country with the most Spanish speakers in the world by 2050. A minor in Hispanic Studies develops students' Spanish language proficiency at an intermediate level and a foundational understanding of Hispanic cultures. Many students pursuing disciplines in International Relations, Business, Communication, Sociology and even Science will find that this minor will be useful for career paths in international contexts. The minor in Hispanic Studies consists of 8 courses.

Required Courses:

Choose four of the the following

  • SPAN 1101 - Beginners' Spanish I
  • SPAN 1103 - Beginners' Spanish II
  • SPAN 2211 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 2213 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 2223 - Introduction to Textual Analysis and Composition
  • SPAN 3305 - High Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 3331 - Business Spanish I

Two of the following courses

  • LAST 1101 - Introduction to Contemporary Latin American Cultures
  • SPAN 2219 - Contemporary Spanish Culture and Society
  • SPAN 2220 - Ibero-American Cinema

Two additional courses from the following

  • HIST 2271 - Latin America Before Independence
  • HIST 2273 - Latin America After Independence
  • HIST 3346 - Indigenous People in Latin America
  • LAST 1101 - Introduction to Contemporary Latin American Cultures
  • MECU 1101 - Topics in Romance Mediterranean Cultures
  • RELS 3322 - Religion in the Americas
  • SPAN 2219 - Contemporary Spanish Culture and Society
  • SPAN 2220 - Ibero-American Cinema
  • SPAN 2223 - Introduction to Textual Analysis and Composition
  • SPAN 3305 - High Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 3331 - Business Spanish I

Notes
At least one course must be taken at the 3000 level or higher.

Students with prior knowledge of Spanish must take a placement test. For more information, students should contact the Spanish coordinator or academic advisor.