Minor in Spanish

Catalog Year: 2024-2025


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

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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 Credits 6

Two Additional Courses

SPAN 370 Spanish Writing and Stylistics (Mason Core) 3
Select one from the following: 3
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Introduction to Latina/o Studies (Mason Core)
Introduction to Hispanic Literary Analysis
Total Credits 6


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 Credits 6

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