Spanish Minor


Complete or place out of the following language courses (16 credits):

Minor Requirements

Students who place out of language credits will still be required to complete all 16 credits of the Spanish minor. Depending on where the student places in Spanish, the student will be required to take an additional 3 credits from the courses below: 


SPA-305     Professions and Practices in the Spanish-Speaking World   3 credits 
SPA-306     Cultures and Polemics of the Spanish-Speaking World        3 credits 
SPA-307     Literature of the Caribbean, North and Central America       3 credits 
SPA-308     Peninsular and Latin American Literature                             3 credits 


The remaining credits must be from SPA-101REV, SPA-210, SPA-299, and/or SPA-310+. 


Complete 13 credits from the following:

SPA-101Spanish Language & Culture I

3 credits

SPA-102Spanish Language & Culture II

3 credits

SPA-201Spanish Language and Culture III

3 credits

SPA-202Spanish Language and Culture IV

3 credits


SPA-235Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3 credits

SPA-300Second Year Grammar Review


Complete 3 credits from the following:

SPA-305Prfssns & Prcts in Spanish-Spkng World


SPA-306Cultures and Polemics in Spanish


SPA-307Lit of Caribbean North/Central America


SPA-308Peninsular and South American Literature


Students who have previously taken Spanish must complete the Spanish placement test to determine entry level.


Students must take languages courses in ascending sequence; students may not take for credit a lower language course than one they have already completed. Students who choose to take a course at the College of Idaho that is lower than a transfer course from another institution forfeit the equivalent transfer credits.


At minimum one-third of coursework for the major must be completed at The College of Idaho.


Students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study abroad or to live in a community where Spanish is the dominant language.Prior to studying abroad, students should work with WLC faculty to determine appropriate transfer credit. Approved programs may transfer courses that appear on a transcript as if the student were in residence at the College. However, all students are required to complete at least one three-credit 300- or 400-level Spanish course from the College’s Spanish program in order to demonstrate competency in program learning outcomes.


Spanish majors may not minor in Spanish.



Upon successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:

1) Demonstrate engagement with humanistic inquiry through the application of theory and methodology to languages, cultures, and cultural products of the Spanish-speaking world;
2) Provide evidence of their own artistic work and active engagement with the creative process, grounded in the study of Spanish language and cultures;
3) Demonstrate engagement with non-dominant cultures and cultural products in the Spanish-speaking world; and
4) Demonstrate Intermediate-Low oral and written proficiency in Spanish, aligned to ACTFL proficiency guidelines.