Minor in Spanish


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 will also gain awareness and appreciation for the history and culture of Spanish-speaking people.

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.

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 meets students where they are. Whether the Spanish language is new to you, you took Spanish courses in high school, or you are fluent in the language, our flexible minor allows you to create a program that fits your needs and interests. Our minor is relevant even to students who grew up in homes and communities where Spanish was spoken.

What will I study?

ACU’s Spanish minor is designed to be student-centered, allowing students to choose their areas of interest. They may decide to pursue excellence in the use of the spoken and written language, learn more about Spanish culture and history (both Latin American and Spanish Peninsular), prepare to teach Spanish, conduct independent research, travel to Spanish-speaking countries, or create a course of study that combines any or all of these pursuits. 

Shelly Roden School of Education

Arizona Christian University
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Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

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Standalone Minor Courses

In order for a student to complete the minor, they must complete 18 credit hours.

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