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Spanish Minor

Bienvenidos! Students pursuing a Spanish minor learn writing and speaking skills in the language, as well as important aspects of Spanish civilization (art, literature, history, culture, and politics). This knowledge opens doors for students in the fields of education, business, politics, journalism, translation, and the arts.

The Spanish minor requires students to complete 15 credits of the following, chosen under departmental supervision.

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours

Courses Offered

SPA 1010 Spanish, Level I
SPA 1020 Spanish, Level II
SPA 2030 Spanish, Level III
SPA 2040 Intermediate Spanish Conversation
SPA 2050 Readings in Modern Spanish
SPA 3090; 3100 Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature I; II
SPA 3110; 3120 Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPA 2150 Spanish for Law-Related Careers
SPA 2170 Spanish for Medical Personnel
SPA 2350 Spanish for Bilingual Hispanics
SPA 2360 Review of Spanish Grammar
SPA 3450 Feminist Themes in Spanish Literature
SPA 3550 Civilization of Spain
SPA 3560 Civilization of Spanish America
SPA 3570 Medieval Spanish Literature
SPA 3580 Works of Cervantes I
SPA 3581 Works of Cervantes II
SPA 3600 Contemporary Spain
SPA 3610; 3620 Spanish Golden Age Literature I; II
SPA 3640 19th-Century Spanish Literature
SPA 3690 Contemporary Spanish America
SPA 3700 The Spanish-American Novel
SPA 3710 The Essay in Spanish-American Literature
SPA 3730 Spanish American Short Story
SPA 3740 Contemporary Spanish American Poetry
SPA 3770 Early Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature
SPA 3780 Post Civil War Literature
SPA 3840 Contemporary Hispanic Theater
SPA 3870 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition
SPA 3900 Art and Skills of Translation
SPA 4953 Independent Study

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Ph. D.
Chair and Professor of Languages and Literatures
Director of Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
St. John Hall Room B3A 1&9
[email protected]

Marie-Lise Gararian, Ph. D.
Professor of Spanish
Director of Graduate Program in Spanish
St. John Hall Room 434
[email protected]

Carmen Fernandez Klohe, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Languages and Literatures 
St. John Hall, Room 434
[email protected] 

Eduardo Mitre, Ph. D. 
Associate Professor of Spanish
Languages and Literatures
St. John Hall
[email protected]


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