Spanish Minor

Students minoring in Spanish must take a minimum of six courses numbered SPAN 2001 SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE and higher, to be chosen in consultation with the assigned departmental Spanish minor advisor.

The six courses for the minor normally include:

Course Title Credits
SPAN 2001SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE3
or SPAN 2301 ADVANCED FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
SPAN 2500APPROACHES TO LITERATURE 14
SPAN 3001SPAIN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY4
or SPAN 3002 LATIN AMERICA: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY
Select three electives numbered above SPAN 2302. 212

Students who place out of either SPAN 2001 SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE or SPAN 2301 ADVANCED FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS must replace them with an upper-level elective course.

Courses numbered lower than 2001 will not count toward the minor. Heritage speakers of Spanish, who are initially placed in SPAN 2301 ADVANCED FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS, may fulfill the language core requirement with this course and begin the Spanish minor at this level. 

All six courses must be taken in Spanish and in the department except when studying abroad. At least three courses, including SPAN 3001 SPAIN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY and/or SPAN 3002 LATIN AMERICA: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY, must be numbered 3000 or above.

All courses counting towards the core language requirement and the major or the minor in a modern foreign language, literature and culture must be taken for credit and a letter grade. When AP or IB credits are awarded as equivalent to the 1502 level in a language, these credits will be applied toward the core language requirement and, as elective credits, toward graduation, but they will not be applied toward the major or the minor in that language.

Study Abroad

A maximum of two courses taken abroad for one semester, and a maximum of three courses taken abroad for a year may be applied toward the Spanish minor. These courses must be approved by the Spanish minor advisor prior to studying abroad.

Availability

The minor in Spanish is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in Spanish only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day classes at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.