The Minor

Most students in our courses are not necessarily majoring in Spanish. Often students continue to take Spanish while pursuing a major in a different department simply because they are interested in the language and culture.

To students who are interested in the Minor:

You will have until the second week of your tenth term to declare a minor. The Declaration of Minor Form can be found on the Registrar's Office website (this form requires the department chair's signature).

Minor Requirements

Students who pursue the Minor in Spanish are required to complete 36 credits beyond the 103 level.

  • All courses must be taught in Spanish.
  • Only one of the courses can be in translation and it must be taken within the Spanish department at Carleton.
  • We limit the number of non-Carleton OCS credits that can be applied to the Minor to a maximum of 12, and these credits do not substitute for the 12 credits at the 300-level that students must complete on campus or through the departmental OCS programs.
  • In order to be certified as having fulfilled the requirements for the Minor in Spanish, students must complete with a grade of C- or better six courses in the chosen language or area studies group beyond 103.
  • All students who are applying for a Minor should present the Declaration of Minor Form (filled out and signed by the student), and a paper copy of a 300-level class final paper to Mary Tatge by the 9th week of each term.

Students who place out of 204 must still complete the six-course requirement (36 credits).