A minor in Spanish, totaling 40-44 units, depending on prior experience with the language, is available for students majoring in other fields. Following completion of a common core, students select a total of two to three electives. Electives encompass literature, linguistics, and civilization, as well as applied language.
Those interested in broadening their knowledge and understanding of the Hispanic language and culture would typically complete SPAN 320, 408 or 410, 411 or 413, and either 310 or 315. Students whose career goals require communicative proficiency in Spanish are encouraged to enroll in SPAN 350, 397, and 400A. SPAN 100ABC is prerequisite to this program and may be satisfied by appropriate high school preparation or by examination.