University Catalog 2024-2025

Spanish (Minor)

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


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 declare a Spanish Minor, go to the Add a Minor page.


Students should declare the minor as soon as they have completed the first course for the minor, and complete their course work according to their minor degree audit, and the minor requirements. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. Questions regarding unmet course requirements on the Minor Degree Audit (indicated by a red ‘X’) should be directed to the Minor Coordinator, below. Students contact the Coordinator of Advising, once they have completed all of their courses for the minor, or during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State, in order to complete the final certification of the minor. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor. 

Contact Person

Dr. Scott Despain
319 Withers Hall

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 departmental major requirements and/or requirements for additional minor(s).
  • 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
or FLS 335 Spanish for Native and Heritage Speakers
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
Spanish Environmental Cultural Studies
Seminar in Hispanic Studies 3
Advanced Study Abroad Programs in Spanish 3

200-level courses: Intended for those who have not taken a 300-level Spanish course.


300-level courses: Check the course catalog for course pre- or  co-requisite requirement.


400-level courses: Prerequisite: 12 hours of 300-level Spanish courses.