The Minor in Spanish

Course Requirements for the Minor: 20-28 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

This minor can be completed with a minimum of 20 units.

Beginning Language Competency Requirement: 0-8 units

In order to enroll in intermediate and upper-division Spanish language courses, students must take SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or prove equivalent knowledge (see details below on Placement Exam).

Intermediate Language Competency Requirement: 0-8 units

0-2 courses required:

SPAN 201 Third-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
SPAN 202 Fourth-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.

SPAN 201 and SPAN 202 are a required component of the Minor in Spanish. However, students who have equivalent knowledge in Spanish may challenge these courses by enrolling in the class and taking the challenge exam. All students challenging a course must submit an official letter requesting to challenge the course to the department chair by the end of the second week of the semester. See the University Catalog section on challenging courses for further instructions. Students who request credit for prior experience and credit by examination also may receive credit for these courses. See the University Catalog on Credit for Prior Experience.

Upper-Division Requirements: 12 units

Oral Proficiency Requirement: 3 units

1 course required:

SPAN 303 Advanced Oral Expression 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 301 and/or SPAN 321.

Composition Requirement: 6 units

2 courses required:

SPAN 301 Grammar and Composition 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 321 and/or SPAN 303.
SPAN 302 Reading and Composition 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.

3 units selected from:

Any upper-division Spanish (SPAN) courses except SPAN 354.

Spanish Language Placement Exam

The Spanish language placement exam is taken to assess the placement level and to place students at the most appropriate level in the curriculum of the Spanish program at CSU, Chico.