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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 formally declare a minor. 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 and all work attempted applicable to the minor throughout the entire higher education career.

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

CoursesHours
SP 3533
SP 3563
SP 364 or SP 3663
SP elective 300 or 400 level6
Total15

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 Alcalà 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:

CoursesHours
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:

PlacementCredit received with grade of “Pass”
SP 201SP 103 (4 hours)
SP 202SP 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. If necessary, students may consult with the minor department academic advisor for questions concerning minor requirements.

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