Spanish Minor

Requirement Checklist PDF

Students wishing to add a minor to one of their majors, can do so by earning up to 18 credits in Spanish. While the minor does not signal the same level of advanced competency in language and culture as does the major, it is a credential that certifies the student has concentrated studies in Spanish through the high intermediate level and has some exposure to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Minors are recommended for those students who cannot fit in the demands of a second major or who wish to use their university electives to concentrate in acquiring second language or Heritage language skills.

In order to ensure that the minor appears on your transcript after graduation, you must have the Spanish Minor advisor sign your "Application for Degree" form before you turn it into your college.

 

Spanish Minor for Non-Heritage Speakers

Subject Course Title Prerequisites Credits
PREREQUISITES FOR MINOR
Students need to take the online Spanish Language Placement Test before registering for language courses
SPN 1120 Beginning Spanish Language and Culture 1   4
Students who CLEP/AP 4 credits of Spanish Language can start with SPN 1121
SPN  1121 Beginning Spanish Language and Culture 2 SPN 1120 or permission 4
Students who CLEP 8 credits of Spanish Language can start with SPN 2220
MINOR REQUIREMENTS (5 courses, 15-19 credits; each course must be passed with a grade of "C' or higher)
SPN  2220 Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture 1 SPN 1121 or permission 4
SPN  2221 Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture 2 SPN 2220 or permission 4
SPN  3400 Advanced Spanish: Grammar SPN 2221 or permission 4
SPN  3500 Spanish Peninsular Culture and Civilization

Pre/corequisite: SPN 3400 or permission

3
SPN 3501 Latin American Culture and Civilization Pre/corequisite: SPN 3400 or permission 3
SPN 3440 Commercial Spanish 1 SPN 2221 or permission 3
SPN 3441 Commercial Spanish 2 SPN 2221 or permission 3
SPN 3410 Advanced Spanish: Conversation SPN 2221 3
SPT 4800 Spanish Translation SPN 3400 or permission 3
SPW 3012 Introduction to Peninsular Spanish Literature SPN 3400 or permission 3
SPW 3020 Introduction to Spanish American Literature SPN 3400 or permission 3

  

To complete Spanish Minor for Non-Heritage Speakers students are required to pass with a grade C or better two courses in Intermediate Spanish Language (SPN 2220 and SPN 2221), one course in Advance Spanish Language (SPN 3400), one course in Spanish Culture (SPN 3500 or SPN 3501) and one elective upper division Spanish course from the list. Students with advance knowledge of Spanish Language (beyond intermediate level) need to contact LLCL advisor for the list of five courses to take for the minor. Students who plan to study abroad need to approve courses with LLCL advisor before taking them.

 

 

Spanish Minor for Heritage/Native Speakers

Subject Course Title Prerequisites Credits
PREREQUISITE FOR MINOR
SPN  1340 Beginning Spanish for Heritage Speakers (Credit may not be awarded for SPN 1340 and SPN 1120 or SPN 1121) 4
Some heritage speakers can begin the minor with SPN 2341 or SPN 3343 by testing out of those courses based on the results of Spanish Placement Test for Heritage/Native speakers
Students who CLEP/AP 8 credits of Spanish language can start with SPN 2341
MINOR REQUIREMENTS (5 courses, 15-19 credits; each course must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher)
SPN  2341 Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers SPN 1340 or permission. Credit may not be awarded for SPN 2341 and SPN 2220 or SPN 2221. 4
SPN  3343 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers SPN 2341 or permission 4
SPN 3500 Spanish Peninsular Culture and Civilization Prerequisite/ corequisite: SPN 3343 or permission 3
SPN  3501 Latin American Culture and Civilization Prerequisite/ corequisite: SPN 3343 or permission 3
SPN  3440 Commercial Spanish 1 SPN 2221 or permission 3
SPN  3441 Commerical Spanish 2 SPN 2221 or permission 3
SPN  3401 Advanced Spanish: Composition SPN 3343 or permission 3
SPN  4800 Spanish Translation SPN 3343 or permission 3
SPW  3012 Introduction to Peninsular Spanish Literature SPN 3343 or permission 3
SPW 3020 Introduction to Spanish American Literature SPN 3343 or permission 3
SPW   3000/4000 level literature course in Spanish SPW 3012 or SPW 3020 or permission 3

 

To complete Spanish Minor for Heritage/Native Speakers students are required to pass with a grade C or better one course in Intermediate Spanish Language (SPN 2341), one course in Advance Spanish Language (SPN 3343), one course in Spanish Culture (SPN 3500 or SPN 3501), one course in Introduction to Spanish Literature (SPN 3012 or SPN 3020) and one elective upper division Spanish course from the list. Students with advance knowledge of Spanish Language (beyond intermediate level) need to contact LLCL advisor for the list of five courses to take for the minor. Students who plan to study abroad need to approve courses with LLCL advisor before taking them.