Spanish (Minor)

Spanish (Minor)
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What is Spanish?

In the Spanish minor, you’ll improve your fluency in Spanish, the second most spoken language in the world and in the United States, while also studying linguistics, Spanish literature, and Spanish or Latin American civilization and culture. Students from a wide variety of majors in social sciences, humanities, fine arts, business, health and human services, and life sciences find that the skills and content knowledge developed through completing a minor in Spanish complements their academic majors and enhances opportunities for their future careers.

Why study Spanish at UNH?

Study abroad opportunities in Granada, Spain, Costa Rica and Cuba are among the many highlights of the Spanish program at UNH. Throughout the academic year, in addition to rich and innovative classes on a variety of topics, you’ll have access to outstanding advising and opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities that complement your studies, from student organizations and Spanish conversation hours to independent research and internships.

Potential career areas

  • Business
  • Communications/public relations
  • Community organizing/advocacy
  • Diplomacy/foreign service
  • Education/language teaching
  • Government and non-governmental organizations
  • Healthcare/public health
  • Journalism/writing
  • Law/international law
  • Social services
  • Sustainability/conservation
  • Tourism

Curriculum & Requirements

When you minor in Spanish you are expanding upon opportunities and opening doors to careers in your field of interest.  Many other disciplines such as social service, nursing, teaching and business require Spanish as a second language since Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States. Increasingly, employers in government at municipal, state and federal levels and business as well as related careers, are viewing such experience and language skills favorably.

At least three courses must be taken in residence at UNH. All coursework required for the Spanish minor must be completed with a grade of C or better and may not be taken pass/fail.

5 courses (20 credits) in SPAN 503 or above, which must include:20
SPAN 631
Advanced Conversation and Composition I
SPAN 632
Advanced Conversation and Composition II
Total Credits20

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