Minoring in Spanish

Please note: Per university policy, "The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/."

Students must apply to the Spanish Minor, as available space is limited. To apply, students contact Linda Newman at lgn3e@virginia.edu to begin the process. Applications for the Spring 2021 semester are no longer being accepted. 

Please keep the following in mind: 

1. You must have a declared major before declaring a minor.

2. You may NOT declare a Spanish major and a Spanish minor.

3. Credits applied toward the Spanish minor may NOT also count toward completion of a major.

4. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis may not be included in the minor program.

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Because of COVID 19 see the information put out by the Office the Provost for CR/NC classes taken Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, J-term 2021, and Spring 2021.

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Minor in Spanish

A minor in Spanish consists of 21 credits (3 prerequisite and 18 required) of Spanish study at the 3000 level or above.

1.  Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 with grade of B- or better

2.  SPAN 3300, Texts and Interpretation

3.  One survey course (SPAN 3400s)

4.  One 3000-level elective

  • A 3000-level language course can be taken simultaneously with SPAN 3300
  • An additional survey (3400) may only be taken after 3300 is completed, but can be taken simultaneously with the survey taken to satisfy requirement (3)

5.  A 4000-level elective

6.  A 4000-level elective

7.  A 4000-level elective

Students may count up to nine hours of credit earned in an approved study abroad program toward their Spanish minor. The restriction to nine hours does not apply to coursework done in UVA’s Hispanic Studies Program in Valencia. Since those courses earn UVA credit, they are considered interchangeable with courses taken in Charlottesville.

Minor in Business Spanish

Please note: Per university policy, "The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/."

The department, in conjunction with UVA Hispanic Studies in Valencia, Spain, offers a Minor in Business Spanish consisting of six (6) courses in addition to an internship or attendance at business symposia in Valencia. Please note that three of the courses (two of which are required), as well as the internships and symposia, are only offered in Valencia.

Please keep the following in mind: 

1. You must have a declared major before declaring a minor.

2. You may NOT declare a Spanish major and a Business Spanish minor.

3. Credits applied toward the Business Spanish minor may NOT also count toward completion of a major.

4. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis may not be included in the minor program.

After reviewing the requirements on this page, you will need to contact Linda Newman at lgn3e@virginia.edu to begin the process. This should be done at the beginning of the course of minor study.

Requirements for the Business Spanish Minor

Prerequisite: 3010 Grammar Review (MUST be taken before declaring the Business Spanish Minor)

1. SPAN 3300 - Texts and Interpretation (UVA and Valencia)

2. SPAN 3040 - Business Spanish (UVA and Valencia)

3. SPAN 4040 - Translation (UVA and Valencia)

4. SPAN 4713 - Economy of the European Union (Valencia)

** This class includes a business symposia or intership

5. One of the following:

a. SPAN 4710 - Latin American Culture and Civilization (UVA and Valencia)  or

b. SPAN 4700 - Spanish Culture and Civilization (UVA and Valencia)

6. One of the following:

a. SPAN 4705 - Spanish Mass Media (Valencia)  or

b. SPAN 4050 - Global Integration of Latin America (Valencia)  Note: The prerequisite for this class is SPAN 3040