Minor in Spanish for the Health and Service Professions

The minor in Spanish for the health and service professions is designed to meet the needs of students majoring in programs such as administration of justice, health care administration and management, nursing and social work.

Students will learn to use Spanish in the workplace with appropriate, field-specific vocabulary and develop sensitivity to cultural differences among Hispanic groups living in the U.S.

To complete the minor in Spanish for the health and service professions, students take a minimum of seven courses (19 credits). The program includes a required summer study abroad experience in the Dominican Republic and a one-credit senior seminar. Minors will live in the University's Language House following their summer abroad in order to maintain the language skills gained during that experience.

Required courses:

  • SPA208: Spanish for the Professions
  • SPA320: Hispanic Issues
  • SPA323: Contemporary Caribbean Life: Total Immersion (offered in the Dominican Republic)
  • SPA325: Community Partnership: Theory and Engagement (offered in the Dominican Republic)

Students choose three additional courses in Spanish language, culture or literature. Depending on the results of the language placement exam, students will begin the minor by taking SPA111: Elementary Spanish I, SPA112: Elementary Spanish II, SPA205: Intermediate Spanish I, SPA206: Intermediate Spanish II or SPA241: Communication and Cultures I in the fall semester of their first year.

PTG201: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers is also available as an option in conjunction with this minor.