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Spanish Minor

Spanish is the second-most spoken language in our country. With a minor in Spanish, you’ll be betterprepared to work with Spanish speakers right here in the U.S. A minor in Spanish pairs well with any major at Wayne State College. As America becomes more diverse every day, careers in education, business, government, social sciences, agriculture, media, health, counseling, and law enforcement are in high demand of bilingual communicators. Through coursework in the minor, not only will you learn to read, write, and understand the language, you’ll develop cultural competence. This can have a profound effect on your personal growth and serves to enrich the daily interactions you’ll have with others in your personal and professional life.

Required Courses: 21 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s). Complete at least 50% of the hours in the minor at the 300-400 level.

  • SPA 120 Elementary Spanish II (3)
  • SPA 210 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
  • SPA 220 Intermediate Spanish II (3)
  • *One 300-level Spanish literature course (3)
  • **One 300-level Spanish civilization or culture course (3)
  • Electives (to be chosen from 300-level or higher SPA courses) (6)

*Spanish literature course options:

  • SPA 316 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • SPA 317 Spanish Literature
  • SPA 333 Survey of Spanish-American Literature
  • SPA 335 Special Topics in Spanish Literature
  • SPA 337 Special Topics in Spanish-American Literature

**Spanish civilization or culture course options:

  • SPA 301 Spanish Civilization
  • SPA 302 Spanish-American Civilization
  • SPA 303 Hispanics in the United States