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Minor in Spanish            

The mission of the program in Spanish at IUPUI is to assist students in achieving proficiency in the Spanish language and to lead them to an understanding of and appreciation for the wide range of Hispanic cultural, literary, and linguistic manifestations. To meet this goal, the program in Spanish offers introductory and advanced instruction in language, linguistics, culture and civilization, literature, and translation and applied language studies.

The introductory and intermediate sequences of courses are designed to provide non-majors with an exploration into Spanish language and Hispanic culture as an essential component of a liberal arts education. The sequences aim to develop an interest in the language and the people who speak it, as well as to prepare students for a variety of careers with international dimensions.

The advanced curriculum prepares students to communicate orally and in writing on the different content areas that comprise the study of Spanish, providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve success in their future careers, to meet their academic and personal goals, and to prepare them for graduate work.

Considering the rapidly growing Spanish-speaking population in the United States, Spanish is becoming increasingly desirable in the workplace. The minor in Spanish can be beneficial to students pursuing careers in such fields as education, social services, international business and finance, government service, international communications and information services, and the travel and hospitality industry.

A minor in Spanish (SPAN) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school.
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • 6 credits must be completed on the IUPUI campus.
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html
  • the required distribution of courses may NOT be waived or substituted, but equivalent courses from study abroad programs or transferred from other universities may be accepted with the consent of the lead faculty mentor.

Minor Requirements:

  • SPAN-S 311: Spanish Grammar (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 313: Writing Spanish* (3 cr.) or SPAN-S318 for Native or Heritage Speakers
  • SPAN-S 317: Spanish Conversation and Diction*(3 cr.)

Six additional credit hours from the 300 or 400 level, choose from the following:

  • SPAN-S 315: Spanish in the Business World (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 319: Spanish for Health Care Personnel (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 323: Introduction to Translating Spanish & English (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 326: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 360: Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 363: Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 407: Survey of Spanish Literature I (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 408: Survey of Spanish Literature II (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 411: Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 412: Latin American Culture and Civilization (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 419: Spanish for Law Enforcement (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 421: Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 423: The Craft of Translation (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 425: Spanish Phonetics (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 426: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 427: The Structure of Spanish (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 428: Applied Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 429: Medical Interpreting (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 430: Legal Spanish (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 431: Survey of Spanish Poetry I (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 432: Survey of Spanish Poetry II (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 440: Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 441: The Acquisition of Spanish (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 445: Major Dramatists of the Golden Age I (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 450: Cervantes’ Don Quixote I (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 455: Modern Spanish Drama I (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 457: Modern Spanish Novel I (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 461: Contemporary Spanish Literature I (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 470: Women and Hispanic Literature (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 471: Spanish-American Literature I (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 472: Spanish-American Literature II (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 477: 20th-Century Spanish-American Fiction (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 493: Internship Program in Spanish (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 494: Individual Readings in Hispanic Studies (1-3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 495: Hispanic Colloquium (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 496: Foreign Study in Spanish (3-6 cr.)

*Note for Native speakers of Spanish: SPAN-S 313 and SPAN-S 317 are not open to native speakers.  SPAN-S 313 must be substituted with SPAN-S 318, and SPAN-S 317 must be substituted by another course at the 300 or 400 level.

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.