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Spanish Minor

Department of Modern Languages and Classics, 200 B.B. Comer Hall
www.as.ua.edu/mlc
Spanish@as.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to declare a minor formally. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Minor courses. The minor in Spanish requires the successful completion of the following 15 semester hours:

Courses Hours
SP 353 3
SP 356 3
SP 364 or SP 366 3
SP elective 300 or 400 level 6
Total 15

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus. Courses taken in the UA program in Alcalá may be used to satisfy the residency requirement.

Ancillary courses. Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the minor GPA. The minor in Spanish requires the successful completion of the following courses:

Courses Hours
SP 101 and SP 102 (or SP 103)* 4–8
SP 201* 3
SP 202* 3
   
*Or proficiency or placement.

Credit option. Except for heritage language or bilingual individuals, students placed in SP 201 or higher and who earn a grade of “C-” or higher in the course are granted additional credit upon written petition:

Placement Credit received with grade of “Pass”
SP 201 SP 103 (4 hours)
SP 202 SP 103 and SP 201 (7 hours)
SP 300- or 400-level SP 103, SP 201, SP 202 (10 hours)

Additional minor requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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