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Minor in Spanish

Learn the nation’s fastest growing language.

Join a connected community of over 350 million Spanish speakers across the world. The Spanish minor at William Woods University gives you the opportunity to embrace more than just a language, but a unique culture, richly seeded in history and celebrated through vibrant traditions.

It is predicted that by the year 2050, the U.S. will be the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Whether you hope to work for an international company/organization, or you have a job right here in the U.S., knowing Spanish can benefit you in countless ways.

In addition to making you a more marketable job candidate, studies have shown that being bilingual improves memory and problem-solving skills and strengthens ability to focus, along with other cognitive skills. Reading, writing, listening, speaking and cultural competence coursework within the Spanish minor equips you with a well-rounded Spanish education.


The minor in spanish at William Woods University includes 6 required course credits and 12 required elective credits.

Courses you may take:

SPA 203 - Intermediate Spanish I - 3.00

Emphasis on communication, pair and group work and learning in context. Continued promotion of development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Further study of Hispanic culture and civilization. Prerequisite - SPA 102 or 4 years of high school Spanish.

SPA 204 - Intermediate Spanish II - 3.00

Continued opportunities to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Review of grammar and introduction of additional vocabulary needed to express ideas and opinions related to Hispanic culture and literature. Prerequisite: SPA 203


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