Spanish Studies Minor
Chairperson: Mercedes Julia, Ph.D.
Office Location: 303 Saint Augustine Center
Telephone: (610) 519-7794
Spanish is the language that the majority of students in the United States (and in Villanova) chooses to study at the present time for very good reasons: It is the second major language spoken in the world (after Mandarin) and it is the second language spoken in the United States. Therefore it will be very useful and advantageous to know Spanish in any career path that students may choose. Approximately 800 students take Spanish undergraduate courses every semester at Villanova. Students are encouraged to spend summers and semesters abroad in Spain and Central and South America, to obtain a greater proficiency in the language.
MINOR (12 credits)
The department encourages students to obtain a minor in Spanish if their schedule does not permit them to complete a major. In order to do so, students may come to the Department main office, located in SAC 303 and fill out a form. At the time of graduation and upon completion of the minor requirements, students will be issued a Minor certificate and the minor will appear on their transcript.
Required Minor Courses:
- Four courses above the Intermediate (1122) level
- Of the four required courses, one must be at the 3000 level and taken at Villanova, or at a Villanova study abroad program (Cádiz or Valparaiso).
- Courses in English do not count for the minor.