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 of the following options:6
Option 1
Spanish in Context I
Spanish in Context II
Option 2
Intensive Spanish in Context
Option 3
Spanish in Context for Heritage Speakers
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
Introduction to Latin American Culture (Mason Core)
Major Hispanic Writers (Mason Core)
Special Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature
Multilingualism, Identity, and Power (Mason Core)
FRLN topics courses with pre-approval of Spanish Program Coordinator
Other elective courses taught in English with pre-approval of Spanish Program Coordinator 1
Total Credits6

Prefixes for elective courses (with pre-approval) include ANTH, ARTH, ENGH, GGS, GOVT, HIST, RELI, and SOCI.