Across the spectrum of careers, the extra skill most appreciated by employers is being bilingual. American students, particularly Floridians, seeking to enter the workforce with a competitive edge would be wise to combine pursuit of a minor in Spanish with whatever degree they are seeking.

This minor intends to help students achieve an intermediate proficiency in the Spanish language, as well as to acquire a solid background in Latin American history and culture. Students can start their minor after Spanish II or an equivalent (placement test).

Requirements

The minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies (SLAM) consists of 15 credits. Students must take three required courses (9 credit hours) and two elective courses (6 credit hours).

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
SPN 2200 Spanish III 3 PR: SPN 1121 or equivalent
SPN 2201 Spanish IV 3 PR: SPN 2200 or equivalent
SPN 2240 Conversation I 3 PR: SPN 2201

 

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
SPN 3391 Latin American Cinema 3 PR: SPN 2240
SPN 3520 Spanish American Civilization 3 PR: SPN 2201 or equivalent
SPN 4470 Advanced Overseas Study 1-6 PR: SPN 2270, Departmental approval required. Equivalent course substitutions may be used.