• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code ASPA-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Advanced Spanish Studies Minor

The Advanced Spanish Studies minor is for students who already have a high level of competence in Spanish. It aims to deepen students’ knowledge and critical understanding of Spanish language and culture, whilst continuing to improve their fluency in the language, in reading and listening comprehension as well as oral and written expression. The courses included in this Advanced Minor allow students to examine in more detail cultural, social, political and historical aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. As well as advanced language courses, students can choose from courses in literature, film, linguistics, music, high and popular culture, current affairs, and more.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1.    communicate proficiently and confidently in Spanish
2.    identify the structure and uses of Spanish
3.    demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and linguistics aspects of Spanish language and societies and their socio-historical context
4.    construct a schema of the connections between the Spanish language and its geographical, social and cultural origins
5.    recognise the importance of intercultural communication.


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(All Language Studies (LANG) courses must have a Course Topic of Spanish to be included in this minor.)

This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
SPAN3012 Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Culture) 6
SPAN3022 Intermediate Spanish II (Language and Linguistics) 6
SPAN3031 Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics 6
SPAN3030 Advanced Spanish topics in Language and Culture 6

A maximum of 18 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
SPAN2102 CULTURA, cultura, kultura: Spanish Language and Culture Workshop 6
SPAN2107 Cinema from the Spanish-speaking World 6
SPAN2601 The Sounds of Spanish 6
SPAN2602 The Structure of Spanish 6
SPAN2603 History of the Spanish language. A linguistic time travel 6
SPAN2604 Language variation across the Spanish-speaking world 6
SPAN3001 Intermediate Spanish I 6
SPAN3100 Current Affairs in the Spanish-speaking World 6
SPAN3101 Music and Society in the Spanish Speaking World 6

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
  LANG 2103: Second Language Pragmatics
LANG3001 Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts 6
LANG3002 Translation across Languages: specialised material 6
LANG3003 European Narrative 6
LANG3004 Language and Society in Latin America 6
LANG3005 Language and Identity in a European Context 6
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