Spanish Minor

Did you know that Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world? Through this interdisciplinary study of language, literature, culture, history and contemporary issues, you’ll gain a significant global understanding that will make you a sought-after candidate in many career fields.

Consider combining your major with the Spanish minor to give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

Why Grand View?

  • Opportunity to live and study for a semester or a year in Spain or Latin America.
  • Internship opportunities at many study abroad sites.
  • Personal mentorship in small classroom settings.
  • International, intercultural competency to enhance employability.

Student Testimonials

  • "My Spanish classes were the most fun and informative classes I took at GV, and they were a relaxing, low stress environment to learn another language. It was very easy to get a double major with the Spanish program, and having a background in Spanish will only benefit you in future employment. There are also great study abroad options through the University that are the opportunity of a lifetime, and the professors in the program truly care about your success both inside and outside the classroom." - Kate
  • "The Department of Modern Languages is very competent and they not only taught me Spanish but also helped me understand the culture behind the language. The program is well thought-out to involve students in activities and events in the DSM community where they can practice their Spanish that leads to good experiences and connections. Once you are out of college you don’t only speak Spanish, but you also have professional connections in the community who speak Spanish and this has helped me to get to know other people and expand my network." - Miguel
  • "GV students, first and foremost, could not ask for more supportive teachers/mentors than who they will find in the Modern Languages Department at GV. It will beautifully compliment any primary major and make them even more marketable in the workforce." - Rachel
Degree Fit
This program could be a good fit if you:
  • Enjoy broadening your horizons while developing specific linguistic and cultural skills
  • Like to immerse yourself in courses in conversation, grammar, reading and comprehension of another langauge
  • Quickly pick up on other languages and are able to fluently speak, read and write other languages
Career Options

With this degree, you may become a/an:

  • Education
  • International business or non-profit
  • Social services
  • Law
  • Diplomacy
  • Tourism
  • Arts and culture organizations
Course Requirements

Spanish Minor (22 credits)

SPAN 101* Spanish I 4 credits
SPAN 102 Spanish II 4 credits
SPAN 201 Spanish III 4 credits
SPAN 202 Spanish IV 4 credits
Six additional hours in Spanish as approved by the department chair.
6 credits

*Students who have taken at least 3 years of high school Spanish may enroll in Spanish II. If they earn a grade of “C-” or higher, they will receive credit for Spanish I. The processing fee of $30 needs to be paid to receive the credit.

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