The minor in Spanish, offered by the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, consists of three emphases: language, literature and cultures. These emphases are integrated within the discipline and with other disciplines within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
The minor program in Spanish adds to students' language fluency and also offers deep insight into the cultures of Spanish-speaking communities.
At A Glance
- Offered by: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
- Location: West
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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The minor in Spanish consists of 18 upper-division credit hours (300 or 400 level), chosen in consultation with an academic advisor in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies.
Preparatory course work may not be used to satisfy minor requirements. Preparatory course work includes lower division language courses and SPA 313/SPA 314 Spanish Conversation and Composition and SPA 315/SPA 316 Spanish Conversation and Composition for Bilinguals
Students must complete all course work in the minor with a grade of "C" (2.00) or better. No pass/fail credit may be used for minor requirements.
Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: BA in Spanish
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
The minor in Spanish is open to all ASU undergraduate students.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
The Spanish program offers excellent preparation for graduate school or for employment as a teacher in the elementary or secondary school system, especially in those districts where bilingual programs are integral to the curricula.
Outside the education system, graduates with a minor in Spanish find employment as translators and interpreters in:
- diplomatic corps
- federal and state courts
- law enforcement agencies
- law firms
- social agencies
The business world also provides employment for those fluent in Spanish. This is especially true in the American Southwest, with its proximity to Mexico and through outlets opened by multinational trade agreements.