Minor in Spanish

The Spanish minor consists of any 15 credits (five courses) above the elementary level in Spanish language, literature or culture. Typically, this means two intermediate courses (SPN 201-202), plus three additional courses at the 300, 400, or 500 level. The department offers a different upper-level courses every semester. Elementary (100-level) courses do not count towards the Spanish minor. Students may not count SPN 203 or SPN 204 towards the minor, as these courses are taught in English.

Which course should I start with?

If you have studied Spanish in high school or you speak Spanish at home as a first or second language, you may not need to take elementary or even intermediate language courses. Consult the department's placement guidelines, take the Spanish placement test, and speak to a Spanish professor to determine the level that is appropriate for you. Native speakers of Spanish can not earn credit for elementary-level courses.

Students who took the AP test in Spanish or the CLEP or NYU test can receive up to six credits that count towards a Spanish minor. See the department chairperson for more information.