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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Spanish Language, Business, and Cultures

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)


This 15 credit minor will provide students with a solid background in language, culture, and concepts important for business in the Spanish-speaking world.

Core Courses Required for the Minor

SPAN207 Reading and Writing in Spanish
SPAN301 Advanced Grammar and Composition I
SPAN303 Approaches to Cultural Materials in the Hispanic World

Other Required Courses

Following completion of the core sequence, students will complete:

SPAN315 Commercial Spanish I
SPAN415 Commercial Spanish II

All courses must be taught in Spanish.

Native and Heritage Speakers

Native speakers and all others with the ability to begin coursework at a high level should speak with the Undergraduate Advisor.  Heritage learners, students from homes where Spanish is spoken or who have had in depth exposure to Spanish, are encouraged to take a series of courses designed to enhance their skills.

Transfer Credits

A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the minor from courses taken at other institutions.  However, a maximum of 9 credits may be applied from a University of Maryland study abroad program.


The minor is open to all students except Spanish majors.

Application Process

Students should meet with the Minor Advisor during walk-in advising hours. The advising hours are always posted at 2211 Jimenez Hall, and are available on the Department of Spanish and Portuguese website, https://sllc.umd.edu/spanish/undergraduate/advising .

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