Spanish (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The objective of the minor in a foreign language is to enable students majoring in any field to acquire proficiency in a second language, understanding the culture, and knowledge of the countries in which the language is spoken.


Students first download a Departmental Minor Declaration Form and consult with their major advisor for approval of the minor program. After the student obtains the major advisor’s signature, he/she meets with the minor advisor to develop a plan of study indicating required courses and expected dates of completion. A copy of the student’s minor plan of study will be kept on file in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.


To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To apply to Add a Minor, go to: Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Students should meet with the Coordinator of Advising, Ms. Susan Navey-Davis  (919.515.9288,, 321 Withers), to complete the final certification. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor.

Contact Person

Dr. Mark Darhower
Spanish Upper Division Coordinator
Dept. Foreign Languages and Literatures
405 Withers Hall, Campus Box 8106
Raleigh, NC 27695

SIS Code: 16SPM

Plan Requirements

  • Completion of 15 credit hours is required.
  • At least nine of the 15 credits must be above the 200 level.
  • Nine credit hours must be taken at NC State. A maximum of six (6) credit hours may be transferred into the minor from another institution.
  • The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will determine which courses transferred from other institutions may qualify to meet requirements for the minor.
  • A maximum of six credits from a non-NC State study abroad program may count towards the minor. Credits earned in NC State-sponsored study abroad programs for Spanish count as if they were earned on the NC State campus.
  • A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required in all courses in the minor program and an overall GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in the minor courses.
  • All courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade. Credit-only (S/U) grade is not permitted.
  • A maximum of two (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
  • No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.

Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.

Required Courses
FLS 202Intermediate Spanish II3
FLS 331Spanish Oral and Written Expression I3
FLS 332Spanish Oral and Written Expression II3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:
Spanish: Language, Technology, Culture 1
Intermediate Special Topics in Spanish 1
The Sounds of Spanish 2
Spanish for Business 2
Spanish for Tourism in the Hispanic World 2
Introduction to Hispanic Literatures and Cultures 2
Literature and Culture of Spain I 2
Literature and Culture of Spain II 2
Literature and Culture of Spain III 2
Literature and Culture of Latin America I 2
Literature and Culture of Latin America II 2
Literature and Culture of Latin America III 2
Hispanic Cinema 2
Study Abroad Programs in Spanish 2
Methods and Techniques in Spanish Translation and Interpretation 3
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics 3
Spanish-English Comparative Grammar 3
Topics in the Culture of Spain 3
Topics in the Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean 3
Spain and the Americas in Transatlantic Perspective 3
Seminar in Hispanic Studies 3
Advanced Study Abroad Programs in Spanish 3