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Maira Pantoja ’16, double major in Spanish and secondary education

Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world, and it 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.

A minor in Spanish can increase your career options.  It can help you prepare for a better job, whether your interests lie in education, nursing, biology, international business, social work, criminal justice, or other fields.

For a listing of the Spanish minor requirements, see below.

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Required Core Courses (6 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SPA 2200SPA 220Spanish Conversation I3
SPA 2206SPA 226Spanish Reading and Composition3

Upper level electives (12 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SPA 2207SPA 227Spanish for Heritage Language Speakers (Taught in English)3
SPA 3001/5001SPA 301/501Literature and Civilization of Spain I3
SPA 3002/5002SPA 302/502Literature and Civilization of Spain II3
SPA 3003/5003SPA 303/503Literature and Civilization of Latin America I3
SPA 3005/500SPA 305/505Literature and Civilization of Latin America II3
SPA 3005/5005SPA 305/505Spanish Translation (Taught in English and Spanish)3
SPA 3201SPA 321Spanish Conversation II3
SPA 3203SPA 323Advanced Spanish and Grammar and Composition3
SPA 4102/5102SPA 412/512Hispanic Cultures in the United States (Taught in English)3
SPA 4105/5105SPA 415/515Repression and Resistance (Taught in English)3
SPA 4108/5108SPA 418/518El Cuento3
SPA 4205/5205SPA 425/525Latina Literature (Taught in English)3
SPA 4400SPA 44020th Century Spanish Literature3
SPA 4404SPA 44420th Century Latin America3
SPA 4405/5405SPA 445/545Literature & Cinema (Taught in English)3
HUM 2105HUM 215International Film3