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Spanish Language Studies

Broader in scope than the traditional minor which emphasizes linguistic competence, the Spanish Studies minor combines systematic language study with courses in geography, history, civilization, and politics to enhance students' understanding of the global context of the language they have chosen to study. A languages studies minor requires 18 approved semester credits, including nine credits of language and civilization study beyond the intermediate level (SPAN 311, SPAN 312 and a civilization course in the language), a six-credit sequence in history, and an approved three-credit elective in Anthropology, Geography, or Political Science; study abroad is strongly encouraged.

Minor Requirements

Spanish Studies Minor

Minor Requirements

Required Credits: 18

Spanish Studies Core Requirements
SPAN 311Spanish Conversation and Composition I3
SPAN 312Spanish Conversation and Composition II3
SPAN 330Introduction to Spanish Civilization3
or SPAN 331 Introduction to Spanish American Civilization
SPAN 330 or SPAN 331 may be completed through study abroad.
History Electives
Must be a sequence. Or a history sequence appropriate to student's area of study.
HIST 101Western Civilization I3
HIST 102Western Civilization II3
Additional Electives: Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World
Human Geography
World Regional Geography
International Politics
Study Abroad
Total Credits18

Minor Requirements and Notes

  • A minimum of 8 credits must be taken at NDSU.