Hispanic Studies Minor

The minor in Hispanic studies is designed for those who wish to continue their study of the Spanish language and acquire a more in-depth knowledge of Spanish and/or Spanish American literature, culture, or linguistics. Through the selection of courses students may choose to concentrate on a single region of the Hispanic world (Spain or Spanish America), a specific content area (literature, culture, or linguistics), or a combination of regions and/or content areas.


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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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

Core Requirements
SPAN 300Grammar and Structure of Spanish H3
or SPAN 301 IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
or SPAN 302 IDEAs in Action General Education logo Literary and Cultural Analysis for Heritage Learners
Four courses numbered above SPAN 330, excluding SPAN 401, SPAN 402, SPAN 404, SPAN 405, and SPAN 60112
Total Hours15

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Completion of SPAN 261 or SPAN 267 is considered a prerequisite for the minor.

Spanish (SPAN) course descriptions.

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Romance Studies

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Undergraduate Advisor for Hispanic Literatures and Cultures major and Hispanic Studies minor

Gosia Lee



Ellen Welch


Director of Undergraduate Studies

Amy Chambless