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    Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Spanish Minor

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Communication is the heart of human interaction, from the workplace to connecting with neighbors. Studying Spanish opens countless doors and opportunities for you—spoken in more than 21 countries, Spanish also is the second most commonly spoken language in the US and the third most common language on the internet. As a language in demand in nearly every profession or workplace, your Spanish ability makes you a promising candidate for employers seeking bilingual workers. Beyond the workplace, your classes will introduce you to Latinx movies, literature, advocacy, translation and more.

Language Placement Tool

The Modern Languages Department encourages all first year, transfer, and returning students to complete an online placement assessment before registering for their first Hamline language class. The link will send you to a login portal. Create an account using your Hamline ID. You will not be charged for the placement exam.

  • The assessment takes 10-25 minutes on average.
  • Results are available on-line within a few minutes of completing the assessment.
  • The assessment results indicate clearly which appropriate level students should register for, including 1st (1110), 2nd (1120), 3rd (3210) and 4th (3220) semester language level. Scores higher than 4th semester should register for an Advanced Composition, Conversation or Reading course.

Minor Requirements

To earn the Spanish minor, students must complete 5 of the 6 following courses. Please note: If a student is not placed at the intermediate level of Spanish, the student must take SPAN 1120. Contact Professor Maria Jesus Leal for more information (

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