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Minor in Hispanic Studies

College of Arts and Sciences
The Hispanic Studies minor combines the study of the Spanish language and an interdisciplinary approach to the Hispanic world. It develops writing, reading comprehension, and speaking skills in Spanish.
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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Minor
Students are required to take eighteen credit hours. There are two required courses -- SPAN 301 "Writing in Spanish" and SPAN 312 "Readings in Hispanic Culture." Students who begin at SPAN 101 will follow a sequential course of study culminating in SPAN 312. Students who begin at a higher level will have the opportunity to supplement their language study with courses related to the Spanish-speaking world that are offered in disciplines other than Hispanic Studies (such as history or sociology).

Expectations & Requirements


As students proceed through the various levels of language training, they can expect to gain increasing proficiency in speaking, understanding, writing and reading Spanish. Students at an advanced level will gain a knowledge of the literature, history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Sample Courses

  • SPAN 101. Students gain proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish, in overall comprehension and use of basic grammar constructions.
  • SPAN 312. Students read short texts in a variety of disciplines (literature, history, sociology, political science), view a number of films and write a series of short essays in Spanish.