Minor in Spanish

Offered face-to-face on the Parkville campus.

A Spanish minor is designed to help students gain proficiency in oral and written communication in a world language. Students majoring in Business Administration with an international business emphasis, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Communication Arts, Education, or English with a language and literature concentration should consider a Spanish minor.

Students with a good high school background in Spanish are encouraged to start their Spanish studies with 200-level classes. In this case, students may take 300-level courses in order to complete the minor.

Credit for Elementary Spanish I and II may be granted by examination, such as an Advanced Placement or “end-of-course examination.” Credit for Elementary Spanish I may be granted by a satisfactory score on the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) examination.

A standard placement test is be used for students who are uncertain about the appropriate starting point for their studies.

  • 18 hours
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA


Parkville, 16-Week

Minor Requirements

Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
Cultural Track Core Curriculum 15
SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SP 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SP 294 Intermediate Spanish Conversation 3
SP 295 Intermediate Spanish Composition 3
SP 320 U.S. Latino Cultures and Literatures 3
Electives 3
SP 300-level One 300-level SP elective in a cultural and/or literary topic. 3
Total Hours 18

Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
Business Track Core Curriculum 18
SP 203 Business Spanish I 3
SP 204 Business Spanish II 3
SP 205 Issues in International Business 3
SP 294 Intermediate Spanish Conversation 3
SP 299 Capstone Project 3
SP 320 U.S. Latino Cultures and Literatures 3
Total Hours 18

**For those students wishing to teach K-12 Spanish, see the Bachelor of Science in Education - Secondary Education degree option with a concentration in Spanish.