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Spanish Minor

Requirements for the Spanish Minor

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(5 courses) At least 2 of the 5 courses must be taken at UMass (or in a UMass "residency" program), and a grade of C or better must be earned in every course. 

If you intend to minor in Spanish, please "Declare a Spanish Minor". The minor advisor will follow up with you with more information.

I. Pre-Minor Preparation (2 courses)

SPAN 311 Advanced Grammar. (SPAN 314 recommended for Native/Heritage Speakers)

SPAN 312 Oral and Written Expression  (SPAN 312 must be taken at UMass, or in a UMass "residency" program, ie. cannot be a transfer credit)

II. Minor Core (2 courses)

Choose two from the following courses:

SPAN 320 Literature of Spain I (to the 17th century)

SPAN 321 Literature of Spain II (18th to 20th century)

SPAN 322 Spanish American Literature I (to the 19th century)

SPAN 323 Spanish American Literature II (20th century)

SPAN 324: Introduction to Latino/a Literature

III. Upper-Level Course (1 course)

One upper-level elective numbered 400 or above, taught in Spanish, and chosen with the adviser's approval.

Important Note:

During their final semester at the University, students MUST confirm with the Spanish minor adviser (Danielle Thomas, that they intend to graduate with the minor. The minor adviser will take care of the appropriate transaction on SPIRE to ensure that the Spanish minor shows up for your graduation.