Spanish Minor Requirements
Students working toward an undergraduate degree at UC can earn a minor, while non-degree students (e.g., graduate students, non-students) can earn an equivalent "(minor) certificate" (not to be confused with the business certificate).
Pre-Requisite Courses (0-12 credits)
Students must take the introductory sequences (1011-1012-1013-1014 or 1001-1002) or place out of them before beginning the minor.
Degree Program Requirements (21 credits)
Composition and Conversation
Students must take Composition and Conversation (2015-2016) unless they place out of it or receive permission from the Undergraduate Director to begin with higher-level courses (in which case they will take upper-level courses as electives toward the minor instead). SPAN 2015-2016 count as electives toward the minor provided the student earns a B or higher.
Required Courses (12 cr)
All Spanish minors must take the following courses:
- (3 cr) Spanish Grammar and Composition SPAN 3001
- (3 cr) Speaking in Spanish SPAN 3002
- (3 cr) Advanced Grammar SPAN 4001 (to be taken after SPAN 3002)
From the following, you must choose a minimum of one course. Courses taken above the minimum number will count toward the elective requirements.
- (3 cr) Introducción a las Tres Culturas 3081
- (3 cr) Latin America Today 3082
- (3 cr) Spain Today SPAN 3083
- (3 cr) Hispanic Culture US SPAN 3084
- (3 cr) A film course - either Spanish Film SPAN 3031 or Latin American Film SPAN 3032
Students may take any 15-SPAN courses at the 3000/4000-level (including 2015-2016 for those starting at the 2000-level and earning a B or higher). Students may also take three credits of 3000-level Spanish Service Learning courses when available.
Total hours required in the Spanish minor: 21
Credits required for the minor can also be obtained through study abroad or transfer.
Students who have decided to pursue a minor should declare online: Declaration of Major/Minor/Certificate. A&S will send a signal to the department when a minor has applied to graduate.
Note: Students cannot view their minor. Students often expect that the minor will appear on their schedule or degree audit after declaring it. Neither the degree audit nor schedule, nor any system accessible to students, makes any change when a minor is declared. However, once a student is enrolled in a minor, such information is visible to the system in A&S.
For more information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.