Spanish Minor for the Professions

Department of Romance Studies

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238 Dey Hall, CB# 3170

(919) 962-2062

Elizabeth Bruno, Undergraduate Advisor for Spanish for the Professions minor

Abel Muñoz, Study Abroad

Hassan Melehy, Chair

Glynis Cowell, Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Spanish minor for the professions is designed for students who anticipate careers in which they will need to interact with Hispanic communities in the United States or abroad and who wish to continue the study of Spanish language and culture for specific professional purposes: business, medical and other health professions, or law and other legal professions. The capstone course in the minor includes experiential learning through field work and/or public service.

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
Two profession-specific courses in the same professional track from the following options:6
Spanish for Business
and Spanish for Business (Second Semester)
Spanish for the Medical Professions
and Spanish for the Medical Professions (Second Semester)
Spanish for the Legal Professions
and Spanish for the Legal Professions (Second Semester)
Additional three-credit SPAN course (above SPAN 300, excluding SPAN 401, SPAN 402, SPAN 404, SPAN 405, and SPAN 601)3
Capstone course:
SPAN 329
ROML 194
Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement
and Service Learning in Romance Studies
Additional Requirements
SPAN 261Advanced Spanish in Context 13
or SPAN 267 Advanced Spanish in Context for Heritage Learners
Total Hours16

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