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The Spanish minor examines Spanish language, culture, history, and literature. Students who choose this minor often major in biblical and theological studies, business, education, journalism, and nursing.

Why should I study Spanish?

Spanish isn’t just a foreign language anymore—it’s currently the second most commonly spoken language in the U.S and the national language in 21 countries in Latin America and Europe. Spanish is a high-demand language in many fields, including education, business, healthcare, communication and marketing, and psychology. By developing a deeper understanding of culture and identity, you’ll be equipped to engage with Spanish-speaking people from all over the world.

What skills will I develop?

With a minor in Spanish, you'll be prepared to:

  • Engage meaningfully with other cultures
  • Use critical theory to unpack issues of power, race, gender, and social class
  • Practice empathy and openness
  • Adapt to new places and situations
  • Thrive and establish lasting relationships in Spanish-speaking cultures
  • Understand your own culture and other cultures
  • Think critically
  • Communicate effectively in writing and speaking

Classes that count toward your Spanish minor:

76

students in the department

3

department graduates have won the Foreign Language Student Teacher of the Year award granted by the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures

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