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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. 

Speaking a language other than English is necessary in an increasingly globalized, complex world. A minor in Spanish can complement nearly any major—especially those related to education, health sciences, law, international studies, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, biology 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 gaining familiarity with Spanish within professional contexts.

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

Skills-Expanding Courses (not required for students with advanced proficiency)
SPAN 2010Connecting with the Hispanic World: Intermediate Spanish 13
SPAN 3010Written Communication3
SPAN 3020Eloquent Communication in Spanish3
3000-Level Spanish Elective Courses6
Select two 3000 level courses beyond SPAN 3020:
SPAN 3030
Refining Spanish Expression: Grammar & Composition
SPAN 3040
In Conversation with the Hispanic World
SPAN 3100
Spanish Pronunciation
SPAN 3150
Introduction to Medical Spanish
SPAN 3360
Race, Gender, Class and Social Justice in Latin America
4000-Level Spanish Elective Courses3
Select the number of 4000 level courses needed to complete 18 credits minimum.
Total Credits18

All students are encouraged to contact and/or meet with their Spanish mentor at least once. Mentors in the Spanish program help minors make the most out of their learning experience.

Continuation Standards

No more than one SPAN or LLC course conducted in English will be counted toward the minor in Spanish. All courses for the Spanish minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Students who want to experience Spanish life and culture firsthand and put their language skills into practice outside the classroom 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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