Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Spanish Language & Literature Minor


The minor in Spanish Language and Literatures offers students the opportunity to master skills of language acquisition and textual analysis while developing multicultural awareness of the diversity inherent in Spanish-speaking communities. Our program prepares students to think critically, and allows them to gain knowledge of literary and cultural expressions of Latin America, Spain, and the Latino/a and Hispanic communities in the United States.


Six courses in Spanish excluding 101 through 104. Students normally take 250 or 252, 251 or 253, 270, 271 or 272, and two courses at the 300 level. Students who are fluent in the language may begin the sequence at the 270-level with the chairperson's permission.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Show proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading and writing skills
  • Develop and sustain a coherent argument in both oral and written Spanish
  • Demonstrate knowledge of content areas (literary movements, linguistics, grammar, etc.)
  • Understand the principle characteristics which define diverse Hispanic histories and cultures
  • Trace change over time in literary styles and cultural values
  • Examine and interpret numerous literary texts in order to better comprehend the representations of cultural identity and make cross-cultural, intercultural connections
  • Establish connections between literature, film, and history in the Spanish-speaking world
  • Attain better cultural competency
  • Foster a lifelong interest and enthusiasm for Spanish-speaking cultural production

Professional Uses

  • Government
  • Health services
  • Foreign service
  • Editing
  • International business
  • International law
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Translation

Please log in to your LOCUS account to declare a minor in Spanish. Visit http://www.luc.edu/hub/declaremajor.shtml for more information on how to add a minor in LOCUS.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Clara Burgo, Undergraduate Program Director
Crown Center 217B, cburgo@luc.edu