Why Elms for your Spanish minor?

  • Gain introductory proficiency in speaking Spanish.
  • Develop an awareness of and appreciation for other cultures.
  • Study abroad in Spain or Latin America and broaden your worldview.

Immerse Yourself in Spanish Language and Culture

Spanish is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world, and has become an integral part of American society. Our Spanish minor explores Spanish and Latin American history, literature, film, and culture from antiquity to the present. Elms offers opportunities to study abroad in Spain and Latin America to develop your linguistic abilities and cultural understanding.

Promote Your Bilingual Skill Set

A minor in Spanish can increase your career options. Having the ability to communicate in more than one language will help you stand out when applying for jobs in education, nursing, biology, international business, social work, criminal justice, and other fields.


Click to view course requirements for the Spanish minor.

Required Core Courses (6 credits)

Course #Course Name# of Credit Hours
SPA 2200Spanish Conversation I3
SPA 2206Spanish Reading and Composition3

Upper level electives (12 credits)

Course #Course Name# of Credit Hours
SPA 3001/5001Literature and Civilization of Spain I3
SPA 3002/5002Literature and Civilization of Spain II3
SPA 3003/5003Literature and Civilization of Latin America I3
SPA 3005/500Literature and Civilization of Latin America II3
SPA 3005/5005Spanish Translation (Taught in English and Spanish)3
SPA 3201Spanish Conversation II3
SPA 3203Advanced Spanish and Grammar and Composition3
SPA 4102/5102Hispanic Cultures in the United States (Taught in English)3
SPA 4105/5105Repression and Resistance (Taught in English)3
SPA 4108/5108El Cuento3
SPA 4205/5205Latina Literature (Taught in English)3
SPA 440020th Century Spanish Literature3
SPA 440420th Century Latin America3
SPA 4405/5405Literature & Cinema (Taught in English)3
HUM 2105International Film3