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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish Minor

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There are two streams connected with this minor, one for second language learners (students who do not speak Spanish at home), and one for heritage students (students with some linguistic familiarity with Spanish in the home).

The Spanish minor (for second language learners) offers small and student-centered classes. Students develop language proficiency and in-depth knowledge of cultures through coursework that covers Spain, Latin America, and the U.S. Latino population.

The Spanish minor (for heritage students) offers differentiated second and third year courses, especially designed for students who have some understanding of the Spanish language having interacted with it in the home. Students will interact with others who share a similar linguistic and cultural background, as well as learn about the cultures and literatures of the Hispanic world.

A solid background in Spanish language and culture is an asset to students who seek careers in education, international business, translation and interpretation, hospitality and tourism, and more. Because Spanish is the second official language of the U.S. having a degree in Spanish also automatically enhances any other career choice. 

Only courses at the 200-level or above may count towards the minor.

Admission Requirements
Eligibility for 2nd-year Spanish is a requirement for entrance to the minor.

WLC Department Requirements

Admission Requirements
Students planning to major or minor must meet with an advisor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for details about admission requirements and to complete an application form.

Program Requirements
Students in the majors and minors must earn a minimum grade of C+ in each course used for their program/s.

Core Course Requirements
Only courses numbered 200 and above will count toward a major or minor. Students may contact the department to request placement testing if they have prior instruction in any of the languages. For students with sufficient preparation, the 200-level sequence may be waived through our placement exam or credit by examination. Please note that Spanish CLEP test scores may be used to complete general education and/or graduation requirements but may not be used to fulfill course requirements for Spanish majors or minors. Students planning to study abroad must see their advisor prior to departure to ensure the applicability of the proposed course of study. All upper-division classes not listed as requirements are approved electives.

Required Courses

Second-year Spanish Credits: 15


Total Credits: 30

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