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Spanish, Minor

Saint Louis University offers an undergraduate minor in Spanish on its campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain. 

A minor in Spanish can complement nearly any major—most especially those related to education, health sciences, law, international studies, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, biology, and/or humanities—and can be completed at SLU with just 18 credits. 

With the help of a team of dedicated, experienced instructors and mentors, Spanish minors at SLU build up connections with Hispanic cultures by refining their language skills in Spanish, developing intercultural competence, exploring the Hispanic cultural legacy, and/or gaining familiarity with Spanish within professional contexts (health sciences, phonetics, etc.).

Students minoring in Spanish at Saint Louis University take 18 credits in Spanish courses regardless of whether they start at SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish: Language and Culture or later.

Skills-Expanding Courses (not required for students with advanced proficiency)
SPAN 2010Inter Spanish: Lang & Culture3
SPAN 3010Written Communication3
SPAN 3020Oral Communication3
3000-Level Spanish Elective Courses
Select one or two 3000 level courses beyond SPAN 3020 with the "Spanish Elective" attribute6
4000-Level Spanish Elective Courses
Select one or two 4000 level courses with the "Spanish Elective" attribute3
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

All courses for the Spanish minor must be conducted in Spanish and must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Willing to experience Spanish life and culture firsthand? Wanting to put your language skills into practice outside the classroom? You can complete all or part of the Spanish minor at SLU’s campus in Madrid. You may also choose to take many of your general degree requirements ― such as psychology, history and theology ― in Spanish.

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