Spanish Minor

Requirements for the Spanish minor

Lower Division (8 units)*                

SPAN 260**         Advanced Spanish Arts and Sciences            

SPAN 261**         Advanced Spanish: Society and the Media    

Upper Division (16 units) 

Any four courses at the 300- or 400-level     

Basic Language (12 units)

SPAN 120             Spanish I

SPAN 150             Spanish II

SPAN 220             Spanish III

* Majors and minors may request a waiver of one or both  lower division courses (SPAN 260 and/or SPAN 261) if they meet one of the following prerequisites: a) a score of 5 on the Spanish language or literature advanced placement (AP) exam; b) a score of 6 or 7 on the Spanish International Baccalaureate Higher-Level exam (IBHL); c) a score of 800 in the Spanish SAT subject exam; or d) they can demonstrate advanced proficiency in spoken and written Spanish. Departmental approval is required in every case.

**SPAN 260 and SPAN 261 may be taken concurrently. The second of these courses may be taken concurrently with a 300-level course.

We would like to encourage you to consider studying abroad or, by taking just a few more courses, pursuing a major in Spanish as well as our honors program.


  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 156
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0358