Department of Foreign Languages

Programs / Minor in Spanish

The Minor in Spanish

The Spanish Minor will allow you to develop linguistic and intercultural communication skills in the second most widely-spoken language in the world. In the U.S., Spanish is rising ahead of any other non-English language at a rapid pace, with a steady flow of new immigrants from Latin America and growth in the already large Hispanic population. According to a Pew Research Center report, an estimated 37.6 million people in the U.S. speak Spanish as their first language and analysts predict the Latino population will reach approximately 128.8 million by 2060, likely making it the largest Spanish speaking country in the world. By adding a Spanish Minor to majors in business, health sciences, education, and communication, you will be prepared for job opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, you will have the opportunity to study the literature of such distinguished authors as Cervantes, Neruda, García Márquez, Castellanos, and Vargas Llosa and enjoy the films of Almodóvar, Cuarón, Del Toro and Iñárritu.


Required Course - 15 Credit Hours

  • Course
  • Spanish 2002
    Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II
  • Spanish 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
  • Spanish 3302
    Practical Conversation
  • Spanish 3303
    Grammar and Composition
  • Plus, one additional course at the 3000 or 4000 level. This course may be study abroad or internship.

Program Total (15 Credit Hours)

Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order for your Minor to appear on your transcript, you must fill out a special "Minor Form" with the registrar when you petition to graduate.

  • Nine (9) hours of a minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.
  • A minimum of six (6) hours in the minor must be taken in residence at Kennesaw State University.