Spanish - Minor Degree Program | Briar Cliff University

Spanish Minor

Degree Type: Primary or Secondary Minor

The Spanish minor is designed to develop basic listening, speaking, writing and reading skills in the Spanish language. These skills are valuable to a variety of career fields, including business, journalism, social work, law enforcement, government and education, among others.

Spanish Minor Courses

SPAN 205 - Intermediate Spanish

This course reinforces, synthesizes and expands upon the major concepts taught in elementary level Spanish. This course uses pair and group work, learning in context and critical thinking skills to enhance reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension skills. This course is required for the major and minor in Spanish. Read more »

Additional Program Requirements

Spanish minors must complete at least 18 credit hours of SPAN 300- or 400-level course offerings.

An international immersion experience of at least four weeks is required for students who are majoring or minoring in Spanish, with the last course of the major/minor to be taken on campus. Arrangements for academic credit and Spanish faculty approval must be made prior to studying abroad.


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“Now that I’m in a graduate program for writing, I’m realizing now more than ever how outstanding the Modern Languages department is,” says Melanie. “My time as an English major at Briar Cliff gave me the foundation I needed to hit the ground running.”

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