Minor in Spanish Language

The minor in Spanish Language is designed to provide students with an understanding of the structure of the Spanish language, fluency in speaking and writing, as well as understanding of Hispanic culture through literature. Coursework for the minor can be used to fulfill some elective requirements in a major area of study.

Program Director: Mr. Joel Hernandez

Program Outcomes

The student will

  1. Understand Spanish language grammar and syntax.
  2. Increase fluency in the Spanish Language (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  3. Understand Hispanic culture through literature.
Spanish Minor Requirements
  • Linguistics and Spanish Phonetics (ESL 207)
  • Intermediate Spanish 1 (SPA 210)
  • Intermediate Spanish 2 (SPA 220)
  • Advanced Spanish (SPA 310)
  • Latino Literature (SPA 410)
  • Elective Course (TESOL Methods 2 (ESL 422), Puerto Rican Literature and Cultural Identity (SPA 420), or an approved course abroad

18 credit hours

Minor Prerequisites

All Spanish Language courses are taught in Spanish. To enter the program, students must meet one of the following prerequisites:

  1. Two years of high school Spanish with an average grade of B- or better
  2. Complete the Elementary Spanish course at Emmaus with a grade of B- or better
  3. Two semesters of College Spanish with a grade of B- or better
  4. Spanish CLEP exam. Students will receive up to 10 Spanish Language credits depending on their CLEP scores:
CLEP Score Credits received  Test out of course(s) 
55 3 Elementary Spanish 1
59 6 Elementary Spanish 1 and 2
63 9 Elementary Spanish 1 and 2 and Intermediate Spanish 1
66 12 Elementary Spanish 1 and 2; Intermediate Spanish 1 and 2

Native or proficient speakers must take the CLEP exam.

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