A minor in Spanish requires at least 18 credits in the chosen language, none of which may be earned at the 100 level.

SPAN   201Intermediate Spanish3
SPAN   202Intermediate Spanish Readings3
or SPAN   205 Intermediate Spanish Conversation
Select at least 12 credits at the 300 level or above with only one of the following three advanced conversation courses: 112
Spanish Conversation
Spanish Conversation and Film
Spanish Through the Media
Total Hours18

Note that these courses cannot be taken by native speakers of Spanish, non-natives raised in a Spanish-speaking country or near-native speakers. However, under the consideration of the Spanish coordinator and class instructor, SPAN   307 and SPAN   311 may be taken by Spanish-speaking students raised in the U.S. who haven’t had enough practice of academic discourse in Spanish.

Note: Language Placement Test results cannot substitute for completion of course work. Foreign language minors must take at least two upper-level courses at VCU in the chosen language area.