Minor in Spanish

The Minor in Spanish is available to students working toward any undergraduate major at NC State except Spanish. The Spanish minor consists of 15 credits: FLS 202, FLS 331, FLS 332, and two 300-level electives. (See the list of elective courses below.) At least 9 hours of credit must be taken at NC State or through a study abroad program offered by the NC State Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Students who begin their Spanish studies at the 300-level can receive retroactive credit for FLS 202 upon completion of their first course at the 300-level with a grade of C or higher. Native and heritage speakers of Spanish should take FLS 335 Spanish for Native and Heritage Speakers instead of FLS 331 and substitute another 300 or 400 level course for FLS 332. Please contact the instructor of FLS 335 or other 300-level course if you believe your Spanish level is high enough to skip FLS 331 and 332. 

Information about placement testing for Spanish can be found here: placement testing

Convert a Minor to a Major

In most cases, you may only need five more courses to convert your Spanish minor into a major.

Find out how‌‌‌‌‌

Procedure to Declare a Minor

Instructions for declaring an academic minor can be found here: Add a Minor | Student Services Center | NC State University (ncsu.edu) 

Consult Ms. Susan Navey-Davis, Assistant Department Head for Student Affairs and Director of Undergraduate Advising, for any questions you may have about your progress in the Spanish minor. Susan Navey-Davis departmental home page

Spanish Minor Requirements

  • Completion of 15 credit hours is required.
  • At least nine of the 15 credits must be above the 200 level.
  • Nine credit hours must be taken at NC State. A maximum of six (6) credit hours may be transferred into the minor from another institution.
  • The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will determine which courses transferred from other institutions may qualify to meet requirements for the minor.
  • A maximum of six credits from a non-NC State study abroad program may count towards the minor. Credits earned in NC State-sponsored study abroad programs for Spanish count as if they were earned on the NC State campus.
  • A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required in all courses in the minor program and an overall GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in the minor courses.
  • All courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade. Credit-only (S/U) grade is not permitted.
  • A maximum of two (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
  • No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.

Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.

Course List
Required Courses
FLS 202 Intermediate Spanish II
FLS 331 Spanish Oral and Written Expression I or FLS 335 Spanish for Native and heritage Speakers
FLS 332 Spanish Oral and Written Expression II
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:

FLS 212

Spanish: Language, Technology, Culture* 

FLS 333

The Sounds of Spanish 

FLS 336

Spanish for Business 

FLS 337

Spanish for Tourism in the Hispanic World 

FLS 340

Introduction to Hispanic Literatures and Cultures 

FLS 341

Literature and Culture of Spain I 

FLS 342

Literature and Culture of Spain II 

FLS 343

Literature and Culture of Spain III 

FLS 351

Literature and Culture of Latin America I 

FLS 352

Literature and Culture of Latin America II 

FLS 353

Literature and Culture of Latin America III 

FLS 360

Hispanic Cinema 

FLS 395

Study Abroad Programs in Spanish 

FLS 400

Methods and Techniques in Spanish Translation and Interpretation 

FLS 402

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics 

FLS 405

Spanish-English Comparative Grammar 

FLS 411

Topics in the Culture of Spain 

FLS 412

Topics in the Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean 

FLS 413

Spain and the Americas in Transatlantic Perspective 

FLS 492

Seminar in Hispanic Studies 

FLS 495

Advanced Study Abroad Programs in Spanish