Spanish Minor

Minor - Spanish 

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 34

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2018-2019


Lower-Division Core16
Upper-Division Core6
Upper-Division Electives12
Literature and Linguistics
Additional Electives
Total Hours34

Lower-Division Core

Complete all of the following courses:
SPNS 101Elementary Spanish I4
SPNS 102Elementary Spanish II4
SPNS 201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPNS 202Intermediate Spanish II4
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core

Rule: Must complete all of the following subcategories. 6 total credits required.


Complete the following course:
SPNS 301Spanish: Oral and Written Expr3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete 1 of the following courses:
SPNS 326Contemporary Spanish Lit3
or SPNS 331 Contemp Latin Amer Lit
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper Division Electives

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 12 total credits required.

Literature and Linguistics

Complete one of the following courses:3
Spanish: Applied Linguistics
Latin American Literature
Spanish Lit:Renaiss/Goldn Age
Spanish Lit:Modern & Contemp
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Electives

Complete 9 credits of additional upper-division SPNS electives.9
Total Hours9

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching Spanish Concentration

A teaching minor is an academic minor which may contain different course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a teaching major in a content area plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of either a teaching major or a teaching minor in that content area.

Minor Teaching Field of Spanish

For an endorsement in the minor teaching field of Spanish, a student must complete

SPNS 101Elementary Spanish I (or equivalent)4
SPNS 102Elementary Spanish II (or equivalent)4
SPNS 201Intermediate Spanish I (or equivalent)4
SPNS 202Intermediate Spanish II (or equivalent)4
SPNS 301Spanish: Oral and Written Expr3
SPNS 305Spanish Phonetics3
SPNS 400Spanish: Applied Linguistics3
Select one of the following:3
Contemporary Spanish Lit
Contemp Latin Amer Lit

Study in a Spanish-language country, provided either through the University’s Study Abroad Program or an experience considered to be equivalent, also is required.

The term ‘minor’ for this teaching option refers to courses that need to be completed. To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Do not fill out a minor form for graduation or the minor section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

Teaching Licensure Requirements

Note: Individuals completing a teaching minor must also complete a teaching major in another content area. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A minor GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.

Linguistics Course

Must complete the following course:
LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
Total Hours3
Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching Methods Course

Rule: Complete the following course

MCLG 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-