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Minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies

The Spanish and Hispanic studies minor consists of 21 credit hours at level of 20103 and above.

Course Catalog


The Spanish and Hispanic Studies minor consists of 21 credit hours at level of 20103 and above. Any course taught in Spanish at the 30000 or 40000 level may be taken as an elective. Highly recommended is SPAN 31203 (Writing), which is a prerequisite for all content courses.

A native speaker is considered someone who completed his or her primary and secondary education in a Spanish-speaking country. A heritage speaker is someone who was primarily educated in U.S. schools but speaks Spanish in the home, and with friends and co-workers, and is quite fluent.

Native and heritage speakers will not receive credit for Spanish 10103-20203 and 31103 (Oral Communication in Spanish); they should select another course at the 30000 level and above.

Native speakers will not receive credit for Spanish 31203 (Writing) or 31403 (Advanced Spanish Grammar).

Any deviation from these regulations must be discussed with the Department Chair.

Courses taken Pass/No-Credit and courses in which the student earns below a “C” will not count toward the minor.

Study abroad is recommended for all minors of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. Besides the enormous improvement they will gain in their speaking ability, the international experience will enhance their career opportunities and cross-cultural competence. Up to nine of the required credits may be taken at an approved study abroad site. In order to receive credit, the student must meet with the Spanish & Hispanic Studies Department’s study abroad advisor as well as the Center for International Studies prior to departure to obtain approval for coursework abroad to transfer to TCU.