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General Education Programs


Spanish is the official language in 21 countries, making it the third most widely used language in the world. More than 10% of the United States is of Spanish-speaking descent and that number is increasing rapidly. The ability to communicate in Spanish and understand the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world is growing in importance for a variety of professions.

Students minoring in Spanish are encouraged to take a Spanish culture course and to consider studying abroad. Before credits/ programs from outside Curry can be accepted toward a minor, they must be approved by the General Education Program.

Learning Outcomes for the Spanish Minor:

Upon completion of the Spanish Minor, students will be able to:

  • Initiate and maintain conversations in Spanish on everyday topics in a variety of personal and professional situations.

  • Compose short, informal writings in Spanish with comprehensible output.

  • Read, comprehend and analyze a variety of simple texts in Spanish.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world, as well as the contributions of Spanish-speakers to world cultures.

Requirements for Spanish Minor:


SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I


SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II


SPAN 3010 Spanish Composition & Conversation I


SPAN 3020 Spanish Composition & Conversation II