Spanish

Spanish Minor

Students needing general advising in Spanish or wishing to declare a Spanish minor should contact Dr. Alicia Zuese at zuese@smu.edu.

Requirements

The Spanish minor has different requirements depending on the student's experience with the Spanish language. All minors must take 18 term hours of advanced and/or intermediate courses.

 

For Non-native and Non-heritage Speakers*:

18 hours total required. There are four basic components to this minor:

  • SPAN 2302
  • SPAN 3358*
  • One additional 3000-level course (SPAN 3310, 3311, 3312, 3313, 3355, 3373, 3374, or 3375)*
  • Three advanced elective classes from the 3000-5000 level range.*

*SPAN 3311/3312/3313 and 3355 may be taken concurrently with SPAN 3358.

For Heritage Speakers* (Spanish/English bilingual individuals who have grown up in Spanish-speaking environments in the United States):

18 hours total required. There are three basic components to this minor:

  • SPAN 4358*
  • One topics course (SPAN 3373, 3374, 3375) or SPAN 4355*
  • Four advanced elective classes from the following courses: SPAN 3373, 3374, 3375, or any courses from the SPAN 4000-5000 level range*

*3373/74/75 and 4355 may be taken concurrently with SPAN 4358.

Retroactive credit earned may not be counted towards this minor.

 

For Native Speakers* (individuals who have recently arrived in the US and/or have had extensive schooling in Spanish in Spanish-speaking countries):

18 hours total required. There are two basic components to this minor:

  • SPAN 4395 or 4357
  • Five advanced elective classes from the 4000-5000 level range.

Native speakers may not take any 3000 level courses or 4352, and are advised not to take 4355 and 4358. Retroactive credit earned may not be counted towards this minor.

*NOTE: Categories such as native, non-native and heritage refer to the students’ linguistic proficiency level and are determined by the Spanish area.

 

Recommendations

Study abroad in a Spanish speaking country is strongly recommended. Please make an appointment with the Spanish Advisor, Dr. Alicia Zuese (zuese@smu.edu), for more information.

Samples of Four-Year Schedules for Minors

NOTE: For the following sample schedules, please be advised that all 3000-level courses must be taken before registering for any 5000-level course. Exceptions will be made for Study Abroad courses.

Spanish Minor Example (Non-Native*)

 

Fall

Spring

First Year

SPAN 1401

SPAN 1402

Sophomore Year

SPAN 2401

SPAN 2302

Junior Year

SPAN 3358 and SPAN 3000

SPAN 3000/4000

Senior Year

SPAN 3000/4000/5000

SPAN 3000/4000/5000

Spanish Minor Example (Heritage*)

 

Fall

Spring

First Year

SPAN 4358

SPAN 3373/74/75

Sophomore Year

SPAN 4000/5000

SPAN 4000/5000

Junior Year

SPAN 4000/5000

SPAN 4000/5000

Senior Year

 

 

Spanish Minor Example (Native*)

 

Fall

Spring

First Year

SPAN 4395 or 4357

SPAN 4000/5000

Sophomore Year

SPAN 4000/5000

SPAN 4000/5000

Junior Year

SPAN 4000/5000

SPAN 4000/5000

Senior Year

 

 

*NOTE: Categories such as native, non-native and heritage refer to the students’ linguistic proficiency level and are determined by the Spanish area.