Spanish and Hispanic Studies Minor

The Spanish and Hispanic Studies Minor offers students the opportunity to explore the broad interdisciplinary field of the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The Minor, designed to complement the students’ areas of specialization, will allow them to develop the linguistic and cultural proficiency necessary to work professionally in the United States and in all Spanish-speaking countries while making significant contributions to their communities. In addition to obtaining a greater mastery of all language skills (reading, writing, comprehension, speaking), students will acquire and apply terminology specific to their field. Finally, the Minor, in introducing students to diverse Hispanic literatures and cultures, will not only develop their analytical skills, but also teach them to recognize, negotiate, and appreciate cultural difference.

Minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies Requirements: 18 Credits*

  • A minimum of 12 credits towards the minor must be taken at Creighton. Credits taken as part of a Faculty Lead Program Away (FLPA) count as Creighton courses.
Course for Starting the Minor: 13
Intermediate Spanish 1
Learning Spanish in Cultural Contexts
Advanced Spanish Grammar
Advanced Spanish Conversation
Select nine credits from the following: 29
Learning Spanish in Cultural Contexts
Advanced Spanish Grammar
Advanced Spanish Conversation
Communicating In Business I
Spanish Immersion I
Spanish Immersion II
Cuba and the U.S.: Revolution and Restitution
Medical Spanish I
Special Topics in Hispanic Cultures
Spanish for Heritage Speaker
Select six credits from the following:6
Advanced Spanish Composition
Introduction to Translation
Spanish Phonetics
Social Stratification in the Dominican Republic
Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean
Civilization and Culture of Spain
Latin-American Culture and Civilization
Encuentro Hispano I
Encuentro Espanol I
Introduction to Literary Analysis
Spanish and Hispanic Studies Minor Degree Portfolio
Total Credits18

Students placed at the 300 level or above may not take this course for credit in the minor; for students placed in SPN 225, this course does count toward the 18 credits of the minor.


If students take SPN 311, SPN 312 or SPN 313 as their SPN language course to start the minor, three of the credits would count in that category instead. Advanced Students may replace 300- with 400- or 500-level courses with departmental permission.


Kingfisher Concentration requirements are 9 credits total, chosen from the list of courses in the associated minor. Note that SPN 110 and SPN 112 are eligible for the Spanish and Hispanic Studies Kingfisher Concentration but are not eligible for the Spanish and Hispanic Studies minor.