Spanish

Course Information

Program Overview

 

Minor in Spanish 

A minor in Spanish is an excellent complement to a number of majors. Students minoring in Spanish take a total of six one-semester courses that provide them with a solid grounding in Spanish language and culture that they can bring with them to the career of their choice. The Spanish Minor is designed to contribute to the cultural and intellectual formation of students, as well as to prepare them for teaching on the elementary or secondary level, and for work in social services, medical fields, law, criminology, and as interpreters, translators, or representatives in business or government, or for continued work on the graduate level.

Spanish minors are expected to achieve proficiency and fluency in the spoken and written language, to become knowledgeable about Hispanic cultures, and to read with critical appreciation and enjoyment representative works of the principal authors of Spain and Latin America. The selection of courses in this minor will be made in consultation with the advisor with a view to a complete formation in the language, literature, and cultures of the Spanish speaking world. Spanish minors are strongly advised to spend a semester or an academic year in a Spanish speaking country.

Immerse Yourself

Students minoring in Spanish are strongly encouraged to study abroad for a semester, a summer or an academic year in a Spanish-speaking country. You may choose from among a number of different sites to spend a semester, a summer or even a year. Students unable to study abroad work with a departmental advisor to develop an alternate experience, such as an appropriate local internship, in which to apply their language/culture competence.