Hispanic Studies minor

Hispanic Studies combines proficiency in the Spanish language with a general knowledge of the cultural, historical and political framework of Spanish America. It also promotes an awareness of Hispanic culture in the United States. This interdisciplinary minor draws on traditional fields such as second language acquisition, history, literary analysis and criticism, film studies, art history, political science and sociology. It emphasizes the interrelationship between language and culture and trains people to interact with native speakers of Spanish more effectively.

Benefits of an IAS minor in Hispanic Studies include the development of greater proficiency in the Spanish language, a better understanding of the Hispanic population in the United States and an appreciation for the diversity and richness of Spanish American culture. Students of Hispanic Studies may choose to work in a field such as education, government, public health, social work, community services, banking, international business, law, the travel industry or any other area where the rapidly growing Latino community is involved.

Hispanic Studies minor course requirements

A minor in Hispanic Studies requires 25 credits.

All minors must be completed with a 2.0 minor GPA. Please see an advisor to discuss details.

List A: 10 credits*

* Students who are diagnosed as native speakers or at an advanced level of proficiency (four or higher on the ACTFL scale) are not required to take the language classes. These students should take an additional 10 credits from list B.

Return to top

List B: 15 Credits

How to declare

You can declare a minor by completing the Request to Declare/Change a Major or Minor form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. You must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and declared a major before declaring a minor. If you have any questions about this process, please see your advisor.

Return to top

Return to top

To request changes to this page, please contact Kelly Kledzik at kellyk6@uw.edu.