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Spanish Minor

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Affiliation: School of Arts & Letters

The Spanish minor provides an opportunity for students to build their oral and written language skills and develop cultural knowledge and understanding of Spanish. After the basics of grammar, composition, conversation, and introduction to literature, they choose their own mix of courses at the third-year level.

  • complements any major
  • focuses on critical thinking and communication skills applicable in today’s world
  • benefits diverse career paths—especially those that have an international component as well as jobs in communications, education, government, health services, law, marketing, and social services


  1. A 2.00 GPA in minor requirements.
  2. At least nine hours of the program requirements must be completed at Truman State University or through a Truman State University faculty-led program.
  3. A minimum of 15 credits in minor courses.
  4. At least 6 credits of Spanish courses at or above the 300 level.
  5. No grade of ‘D’ is accepted toward the Spanish Minor.
  6. Only one spanish minor can be pursued.
  7. Students earning a Spanish Minor may not also earn a Modern Languages: Spanish Major.

Program Requirements:

The Spanish Minor requires the successful completion of 15 credits, including the following courses plus an additional 6 credits of Spanish courses of the student’s choosing at or above the 300 level:


Any Spanish courses at or above the 300 level may be chosen to complete the additional 6 hours of required course work, with the exception of SPAN 366 - Spanish for Business , SPAN 367 - Spanish for the Medical Professions , and SPAN 398 - Spanish Practicum for the Professions , which apply solely to the Spanish for the Professions Minor.

  • Some of the above requirements may be satisfied by Study Abroad courses. It is required that all Spanish minors planning to study abroad seek the advice of a Spanish faculty member before going out of the country.   A Spanish Study Abroad Course Equivalency Request Form, available on the CML website, must also be completed and approved to facilitate course transfer.  Failure to do so may result in some credits not being awarded for experience abroad.
  • Native Spanish speakers with sufficient prior college-level preparation may enroll in any upper-level course with the permission of the instructor.

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