Minor in Spanish


A minor in Spanish requires the completion of 18 credits, six of which must be at the 300 – 400 level.One-third of the minor must be completed in residence at ACU. No course may count toward credits required for the completion of both a major and minor.

Develop the writing and speaking skills for a foundational understanding of the Spanish language. As a minor that can be added to any major, you’ll gain awareness and appreciation for the history and culture of Spanish-speaking people.

Why Spanish at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Spanish program offers several unique advantages.

What will I study?

The Spanish program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

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Standalone Minor Courses

Choose 18 credit hours from the following listed courses. 6 credit hours must be at the 300 level or higher. Students are required to take a placement exam. Those who do so successfully will be allowed a maximum of 8 hours credit for SPA 101-102 against the 18 hour minor requirement.

Consult with your faculty advisor or enrollment management specialist regarding courses that best fulfill the minor requirements, and further your academic goals and interests. Courses are not listed in the order they should be taken. See Faculty Advisor for sequence.

◊ Prerequisite: SPA 202, 3 years of Spanish in high school, or departmental approval
* Prerequisites: Approval of the destination, supervising instructor and department chair are required.
^ Prerequisite: SPA 202, 6 credits at 300 course level, or departmental approval

CourseCourse NameCredits
SPA 101Spanish I4
SPA 102Spanish II4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II4
SPA 301Intro to Spanish Peninsular Literature3
SPA 302Intro to Latin-American Literature3
SPA 31120th & 21st Century Spanish Peninsular Literature-
SPA 31220th & 21st Century Latin American Literature-
SPA 313Latin American Civilization3
SPA 410Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition3
SPA 330Civilization of Spain3
SPA 411Introductory Spanish Linguistics-
SPA 496Travel Study Experience1-6
SPA 497Internship1-6
SPA 498Independent Study*1-3
SPA 499Advanced Topics*1-3


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Standalone Minor


Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:

Paul A. Creasman

Chair – Department of Communication Studies

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Paul A. Creasman is a Professor of Communication and chair of the Department of Communication Studies. He teaches a broad range of courses including Communication Theory and Media Production, as well as seminar courses in media and society and evangelical culture. His research interests include the social effects of media, the music of Larry Norman, and evangelical engagement with popular culture. He is the incoming chair of the Religion and Media division of the Broadcast Education Association. Prior to academia, he worked in the Christian radio industry as a disc jockey, music director, programmer, and operations manager.

Adam Sontroem

Assistant Professor

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Adam Sonstroem serves at ACU as an assistant professor of communication, teaching a variety of communication and film classes. Before coming to ACU, he taught at Scottsdale Christian Academy for eight years teaching a variety of history and film classes. Sonstroem moved to the Valley of the Sun in 2003 after finishing his undergraduate and graduate programs at Wheaton College in Illinois.

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