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.

For more information on the Spansih minor, please contact Josephine Le, our academic advisor, or any member of the Spanish and Portuguese faculty.

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