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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Spanish Language, Business, and Cultures

School of Literatures, Languages, 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, Karen Krausen, during any of her walk-in advising hours. The advising hours are always posted on her office door, 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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