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Spanish Language and Culture

  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Did you know that Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world after Hindi, Mandarin and English? It is an official language in more than 20 countries. The number of Spanish speakers is projected to grow in the next five decades, especially in the United States where the language is already second to English. 

    By pursuing a minor in Spanish language and culture, you will gain proficiency in a language used across the globe while learning about the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. What’s more, you will be able to travel to Spanish-speaking countries through Gannon’s study abroad opportunities to enhance your cultural and linguistic abilities.

    The Spanish language and culture minor will also prepare you to become an informed and responsible global citizen, which is at the heart of Gannon University’s Mission.

    This minor will expand your professional opportunities in academia, business and trade, public service, arts, publishing, entertainment health and more, giving you a highly competitive edge in the 21st century job market. At the same time, you will simply learn about the world that surrounds you.


    Seniors who have successfully passed SPAN 210 and SPAN 211 and four upper-level language
    courses in Spanish/Hispanic studies qualify for the minor (three upper-level credits may also
    be earned through a GLOBL course with a focus on the Spanish-speaking world). Students
    entering with a level higher than 211 will be able to waive three credits for SPAN 210 and pursue only 15 credits in the target language to earn the minor.

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.