2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Spanish Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Maria Spitz, Associate Professor of Spanish
School of American and Global Studies
Wagner Hall 103, Box 2275

Program Information

The Spanish minor at SDSU consists of language, culture, and literature courses to prepare students for careers in which they will use Spanish as a language for communication. The minor offers flexibility and can easily be added to any major.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the Spanish minor, students should be able to:

  • Speak, read, and write Spanish at the Intermediate-Mid or Intermediate-High level
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the cultures and communication cultures of the Spanish-speaking world
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world’s civilizations and their cultural products, such as literatures, arts, political institutions, etc.

Academic Requirements

Minor Coursework

A minimum grade of “C” is required for a Spanish course to count towards the minor.


Students who have a background in modern language study before entering the University should take the Placement Examination to determine the appropriate course in which to enroll. Credit may be obtained for courses exempted upon completion of one course in the department, with a grade of “C” or better, and the payment of the established fee to the Testing Center. Please refer to Modern Language Credit under Policies & General Academic Information  in the catalog for more detailed information.

Course Delivery Format

Most courses in the Spanish minor are offered face-to-face on campus. Some upper-division courses are offered online, normally during the summer term.

Requirements for Spanish Minor: 18 Credits

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