Spanish (Minor)

We will help prepare you to work in a globally connected world by teaching not only the Spanish language, but how to effectively communicate in another language and across cultures.

Why Choose a Minor in Spanish?

The minor in Spanish expands students' knowledge of the Spanish speaking cultures and develops their basic Spanish language skills in order to communicate more effectively with a wider array of individuals in the workplace as well as the community in general.

UNC Language Exchange: In an effort to expand language offerings for our students, the Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures maintains an active partnership with the UNC Language Exchange.  Through The Language Exchange students may choose from a number of available language courses from any of the participating universities in the UNC System.  For a list of offerings, click here.

What Will You Learn?

Students that have declared majors in areas such as Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Education, and Business are recommended to minor in Spanish as to interact effectively with a diverse population including native Spanish speakers in the workplace. Students majoring in the sciences will benefit greatly from a minor in Spanish as it will enable them to identify and better understand specialized nomenclature based on Greek and Latin.

What Will you Do?

Having a minor in Spanish can help you land one of the following jobs:

  • Bilingual Educator
  • Bilingual Health Care Provider
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • International Relations Consultant
  • Foreign Exchange Trade
  • Publishing specialist
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Importer / Exporter
  • Translator / Interpreter
  • International Account Manager
  • International Banking Manager
  • Bilingual Customer Service
  • Cultural Affairs Coordinator
  • Travel Agent
  • Immigration Officer
  • National Security Agent
  • Cultural Attaché
  • UNESCO Official
  • FBI or CIA agent
  • Foreign Diplomat Missionary
  • Foreign Service Office

Students with a minor in Spanish are prepared for many professions, including:

  • Translator
  • Court interpreter
  • Cross-cultural trainer
  • Educator
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Foreign embassy staff
  • Foreign news editor
  • Immigration officer
  • International business
  • Linguist
  • Museum curator
  • Travel agent
  • Intelligence specialist
  • Ms. Karen Andrews
  • Mr. Ray Thomas
  • Mr. Jared Burton
Part Time Faculty
  • Prof. Jose Cruz
  • Prof. Maria Lorenzo-Alonso
  • Prof. Camoosha Bell
  • Prof. Ana Solle
  • SPAN 110 - Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 120 - Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 211 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 212 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 230 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Culture
  • SPAN 240 - Intermediate Spanish Composition and Culture
  • SPAN 311 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Culture
  • SPAN 312 - Advanced Spanish Composition and Culture
  • SPAN 321 - Spanish Civilization and Culture
  • SPAN 322 - Spanish-American Civilization and Culture
  • SPAN 331 - Survey of Spanish Literature I
  • SPAN 332 - Survey of Spanish Literature II
  • SPAN 341 - Survey of Spanish-American Literature I
  • SPAN 342 - Survey of Spanish-American Literature II
  • SPAN 300 - Business Spanish
  • For other offerings visit the course catalogue (click here)