2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Spanish (SPAN) Minor

Students must earn 18 SPAN credits regardless of initial course placement. If you have AP or IB Spanish credit, see your Spanish Advisor.

Required Minor Courses
At least 12 hours must be at 3000 level or above
SPAN 2105Intermediate Spanish 13
SPAN 2106Intermediate Spanish 13
SPAN 3105Grammar, Composition and Conversation 1,23
SPAN 3106Grammar, Composition and Conversation 1,23
SPAN 3304Introduction to Hispanic Literature 23
Select one of the following:3
Early Peninsular Culture and Literature 2
Modern Peninsular Culture and Literature 2
Early Spanish-American Culture and Literature 2
Modern Mexican and Central American Culture and Literature 2
Modern Spanish-Caribbean Culture and Literature 2
Modern Andean and Southern Cone Culture and Literature 2
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics 2
Spanish for Medical Professions 2
Introduction to Spanish Translation
Spanish for Business Professions 2
Sounds of Spanish 2
Teaching Spanish
Community through Service: Latino NRV 2
Total Credits18

Students who place out of SPAN 2105 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2106 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 3105 Grammar, Composition and Conversation and/or SPAN 3106 Grammar, Composition and Conversation should take other Spanish courses at the 3000 or 4000 level to satisfy those credit requirements.


Courses may count toward Pathways, depending on students’ enrollment date at Virginia Tech.

Additional Information

  • A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in each course completed for the Spanish minor. A minimum in-minor GPA of 2.0 is required. Only courses listed on this checksheet or approved substitutions are to be included in the Spanish minor GPA. Courses for the major, minor, or Pathways General Education cannot be taken Pass/Fail (exception: SPAN 3125 Spanish for Oral Proficiency & SPAN 3126 Spanish for Oral Proficiency).
  • AP exam credit or IB diploma credit may possibly be used to satisfy certain requirements for the minor; please see your Spanish Advisor as soon as possible to make these substitutions.
  • Priority is given to Spanish majors and minors for registration in Spanish courses.

Transfer Credit

  • Students may transfer no more than 18 of the last 45 cr. of coursework. Study Abroad credits fall under this rule if they are not VT-sponsored study abroad programs.
  • At least 25% of the 120 hours required for the degree and 25% of the 18 hours required for the minor must be completed at VT. For a Spanish minor, that is at least 5 credits (2 classes, essentially).
  • A form titled “Authorization to Take Courses Elsewhere” must be filled out and signed by the student, the student’s Spanish Advisor, and the Director of the Office of Education Abroad before the student departs on the study abroad program.
  • A maximum of 50% of the required credits for a degree program may be earned at a two-year college. 

One change has been added to the Spanish minor checksheet: A superscript “1” has been added to SPAN 3105 Grammar, Composition and Conversation and SPAN 3106 Grammar, Composition and Conversation.