Admissions for this program have been suspended.

The minor in Hispanic Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Spanish-speaking world. It is designed to provide students with a solid background in the cultural history of Latin America, Spain and the Hispanic and Latino communities in the United States. Students are encouraged to supplement their studies with courses dealing with the Spanish-speaking world in areas such as Anthropology, Art, Drama, History, Media and Communication Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology and Religious Studies. The Hispanic Studies minor pairs well with courses in both the Certificate Program in European Studies and the Certificate Program in Latin American and Latino Studies.


The minor in Hispanic Studies starts with the courses in the intermediate language (SPAN 103, 104, SPAN 111 or 3 credits from SPAN 113). An additional 4 courses complete the degree. All students in the minor take one advanced language course (see the list below) and 3 elective courses, 2 of which can be taught in English. In consultation with the Spanish advisor, you should select from the following course sequence unless placed at a higher level by our Placement coordinator:
  • SPAN 203 Love, Power, and Death in Literature and Film OR
  • SPAN 210 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I OR
  • SPAN 207 Advanced Spanish for Health Care I OR
  • SPAN 208 Advanced Spanish for Health Care II.
The Spanish advisor can assist in the selection of courses and also help heritage speakers planning a minor in Hispanic Studies to arrange a sequence of courses adapted to their needs.

Students can count 103, 104 and approved Literature courses towards the minor but no more than two of these courses can count towards their Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements.


Spanish academic advisor: Dr. Mcmahon