Spanish
Minor

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Overview


The minor in Spanish is a good option if you want to learn Spanish but cannot fit the Spanish major into your schedule.

Major Distinctives

The Spanish minor seeks to develop a broader understanding of Hispanic cultures through their primary manifestation: language. In addition to improving the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, our courses expose students to historical, literary, and social artifacts of Spanish-speaking cultures. Students can also join the Spanish Club with opportunities to promote and share Hispanic cultures. You can also eat lunch weekly at the Spanish Table and converse with native speakers, fellow students, and people from the community. Students enrolled in intermediate and upper level classes (4th semester and above) meet weekly with a Spanish native speaker for a one-on-one half-hour conversation session. We also encourage all Spanish minors to study abroad. You can opt for a shorter faculty-led trip, or you can choose an exchange program that lets you study abroad for a summer, a semester, or an entire year. PSU has exchanges with sister universities around the world that allow PSU students and students from other universities to pay tuition at our home universities while they study abroad.  

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  • Career or Continuing Education Options
  • Internships or Research Opportunities
  • Retro-Credits Program
  • About the Department

With an emphasis on language and critical thinking, a Spanish minor prepares students for careers with an international focus. Some students choose Spanish as a minor to complement a career in business, law, or social and health services, but a Spanish minor complements any major degree program.

Students have the opportunity to work with their professors to develop research projects and deliver presentations at national conferences.

The Modern Languages Retro-credits Program rewards students for their significant prior language experience, such as high school coursework or language spoken at home. Students who desire credit for language proficiency they acquired before coming to PSU should consult with Modern Languages Faculty.  Retro-Credits Information Sheet (PDF)

The Department of English and Modern Languages offers baccalaureate degrees and a master’s degree program. B.A. programs are offered in English and in Modern Languages. A Bachelor of Science in Education and a master’s program are also offered in English. The department offers minors in English, English Teaching, Creative Writing, French, Professional Writing, and Spanish.

About English and Modern Languages Department


The Department of English and Modern Languages offers baccalaureate degrees and a master’s degree program. B.A. programs are offered in English and in Modern Languages. A Bachelor of Science in Education and a master’s program are also offered in English. The department offers minors in English, English Teaching, Creative Writing, French, Professional Writing, and Spanish.

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