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The minor in Spanish focuses on developing skill in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish at an advanced level.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. Students must complete 18 credits at the 300-level or above with a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course. One course taught in English may be applied toward the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: SPN

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses


Select one or two courses from the following:6
Spanish in Context I
and Spanish in Context II
Intensive Spanish in Context
Spanish in Context for Heritage Speakers (and one elective course in Spanish)
Total Credits6

Two Additional Courses

SPAN 370Spanish Writing and Stylistics3
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Introduction to Latina/o Studies (Mason Core)
Introduction to Hispanic Literary Analysis
Total Credits6


Select two courses from the following:6
Multilingualism, Identity, and Power (Mason Core)
Total Credits6