Spanish is the second language of the United States, one of the three most widely spoken languages in the world, and one of the five diplomatic languages of the United Nations. Students majoring or minoring in Spanish choose from a broad array of courses, including study of literature, linguistics, cultural topics, translation and interpretation, courses encompassing history, philosophy, and art that draw on the literary and artistic production of the 20 Spanish-speaking countries in Europe and Latin America. The Spanish major is an excellent preparation for careers in international relations, communications, government, law, diplomacy, medicine, business, the arts, academics, journalism, and education.
Minor in Spanish
The Minor in Spanish requires a minimum of 18 credits, distributed as follows:
- SPAN 214/SPAN 301 (non-heritage speakers) or SPAN 227/SPAN 300 (heritage speakers) should those courses be warranted on the basis of the placement exam. Should a student place at a higher level, additional credits will be taken in SPAN 300 or higher.
- 15 credits of courses numbered SPAN 300 or higher, with at least six of those credits in Spanish literature courses.