Minor in Hispanic Studies

The minor consists of 6 courses above Spanish 200, half of which must be taken at Penn. To declare a minor in Hispanic Studies, students should meet with the Undergraduate Chair, after successful completion of Spanish 219 or Spanish 223.

Required courses

1. Spanish 202: “Advanced Spanish” or Spanish 212: "Advanced Spanish II: Grammar & Composition” 

  • Students who complete SPAN 202 with a grade of A or A- have the option of skipping SPAN 212 and enrolling directly into SPAN 219 or SPAN 223. Note: If a student skips SPAN 212, they must still take six (6) courses to complete the minor.

2. Spanish 219: “Texts and Contexts of Hispanic Civilization” or Spanish 223: “Introduction to Literary Analysis”

Elective courses

Three (3) courses must be taken at the 300-level; of these, two (2) must be taken in the department at Penn. The remaining course may be taken at the 200- or 300-level. All courses must be taught in Spanish.

Credit Abroad for the Minor

Students may receive credit for up to two (2) courses taken in an approved study abroad program. Minors are expected to complete Spanish 202 or Spanish 212 and Spanish 219 or Spanish 223 in the department at Penn before beginning their program abroad. Please note that at least two (2) of the Spanish 300-level courses must be taken in the department at Penn.