Florham Campus

The 15-credit Spanish Language Minor is comprised of the sequence of language courses indicated below. This ensures that the student who has completed this Minor will be reasonably fluent in the language and capable of reading and appreciating written and oral communication in Spanish  while also having a fair grasp of Spanish Literature and culture.

Students who are assessed as sufficiently advanced in the language so as to opt out of one or more of the required language courses may choose from the array of SPANISH courses, with work done in the target language. The student who takes all 4 language courses is left with one additional course needed to complete the Minor; this course can also be selected from the available SPANISH courses that are offered regularly, with work done in the target language. At most, one course may be taken in English.

Required Courses

Practica, although required for language classes, do not count toward the minor.

Elective Courses

  • SPAN 2006 Music in Spanish: Writing & Conversation
  • SPAN 2007 Hispanic Current Events: Writing & Conversation
  • SPAN 2008 Hispanic Film: Writing & Conversation
  • SPAN 3561 Topics in Latin American Lit I
  • SPAN 3562 Topics in Latin American Lit II

Metropolitan Campus

The 15-credit Spanish minor is for non-Spanish majors. It is offered by the department of literature, languages, writing and humanities, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, at the Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, New Jersey. 

A Spanish minor — with different requirements — is also offered by the department of literature, languages, writing and humanities at the Florham Campus, Madison, New Jersey. See above.

Required Courses

Non-Spanish majors may complete a minor in Spanish by taking the following courses: 

For students entering at the intermediate level, the following courses are recommended to fulfill the requirements: 

  • SPAN2103 Intermediate Spanish I 
  • SPAN2104 Intermediate Spanish II 
  • SPAN3301 Advanced Conversation in Spanish
  • SPAN4437 Advanced Composition in Spanish
  • Language and Culture Studies course (in consultation with department chair)

For Information 

Matthieu Boyd, Chair, Department of Literature, Languages, Writing and Humanities, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of Literature