Spanish Minor 1: Literature, Linguistics, and Culture

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)
sllc.umd.edu/spanish

Undergraduate Program Director: Manel Lacorte, Ph.D.
Academic Advisor: Chris Lewis, Ph.D.

The undergraduate minor in Spanish consists of three options, all of which require 18 credits of coursework beyond the intermediate prerequisite level and one of which the student must choose as a course of study. These three minors are: (1) Spanish Minor 1: Literature, Linguistics, and Culture; (2) Spanish Minor 2: Language, Culture, and Professional Contexts; and (3) Spanish Minor 3: Heritage Language and Latina/o Culture.

To declare a minor in Spanish, students should meet with the undergraduate advisor to begin the process.

Placement in Courses

All students new to SLLC courses must take the online Foreign Language Placement Assessment (FLPA) before registering for classes. For more information visit: arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/flpa.

Prerequisites: SPAN103, SPAN203, SPAN204, or equivalent.

Course Title Credits
SPAN207Reading and Writing in Spanish3
SPAN301Advanced Grammar and Composition I3
SPAN303Approaches to Cultural Materials in the Hispanic World3
SPAN311Advanced Communication I3
or SPAN316 Spanish Translation I
Select one of the following:3
Hispanic Linguistics I: Phonetics and Phonology
Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature I: Medieval Times
Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature II: Renaissance and Baroque
Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature III: Modern Times
Latin American Literatures and Cultures I: From Pre-Columbian to Colonial Times
Latin American Literatures and Cultures II: From Independence to Nation Formation
Latin American Literatures and Cultures III: From Modernism to Neo-Liberalism
Select one of the following: 3
One 4xx-level course in Spanish or Latin American Literature, Culture, and Media
Hispanic Linguistics II: Structures of Spanish
Hispanic Linguistics III: Language in Use
Total Credits18

Note: All courses must be in Spanish

  • Heritage learners who place out of SPAN206 can follow the sequence SPAN306 (Spanish for Heritage Speakers II) and SPAN307 (Oral Communication Skills for Heritage Speakers of Spanish).
  • Native speakers and all others with the ability to begin coursework at a higher level should speak with the Spanish Undergraduate Advisor for course substitutions.
  • It is not permitted for students to take SPAN301 and SPAN303 simultaneously; this is possible only by permission of the Spanish Undergraduate Advisor. 
  • Two courses (up to six credits) from study abroad may apply toward the minor.