Time to Tango: Start Your Spanish Studies Today

Spanish - Minor

The second most spoken language in the United States – and one of the most spoken in the world – Spanish can open up a lot of doors. Think of the possibilities: With fluency in the Spanish language, you could enjoy foreign songs and films, raise your options for potential dates, listen in on conversations you normally wouldn’t be able to – maybe open up the job field? That’s right: A rising number of employers prefer individuals who can speak Spanish fluently. So, get on it, pronto, and start your language studies today.

Why Choose Spanish at SU?

At SU, our language programs have been colorfully designed to include literature, history, cultural studies and applied linguistics. Critical thinking infuses everything we do, from language learning to understanding poetry to study abroad.

Our program is distinctive because we have:

  • Talented and dedicated faculty. Our professors come to Salisbury from some of the best institutions in the nation for graduate study in literature, culture and pedagogy. Many of your professors will speak three or four languages. Your classes will be taught by expert educators who are active in their respective professions.
  • Small classes with the latest technology. Class sizes in our department never exceed 20 students, allowing individual students more one-on-one time with their professors. Our dedicated language classrooms are also equipped with the latest technology available, so students get the most out of their class time.
  • Multicultural events. SU students can enjoy the Oktoberfest celebration each fall and the Cinco de Mayo festival each spring. Film festivals, language clubs, guest lectures, art exhibits and University-sponsored theme dinners all create a stimulating learning community.

Requirements for a minor in Spanish consist of five courses. Only courses in which a student earns a grade of C or better may be applied to the minor. Only one course may be used to meet a General Education requirement, and at least three courses must be completed at SU.

Students in the Spanish minor must complete the following courses:

  • SPAN 202 Spanish in Review
  • SPAN 310 Oral and Written Composition


  • SPAN 313 Effective Reading and Writing for Heritage Speakers
  • SPAN 315 Spanish Culture and Civilization


  • SPAN 316 Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN 335 Survey of Latin American Literature


  • SPAN 336 Survey of Spanish Literature
  • A 300/400 course taught in Spanish

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a Spanish major.

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