Apr 19, 2024  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
Course Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hispanic Studies Minor

The minor consists of a minimum of 6 full courses (or the equivalent).

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the minor.

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Summary of Requirements


  • At least one course taught in Spanish must be at the 400-level and taken at Oberlin.
  • Language courses taken at the 100- and 200-level do not count toward the minor.
  • Students minoring in Hispanic studies may change to a minor in Spanish at any time, but they may not minor in both. The minor in Hispanic studies implies advanced proficiency in Spanish.

Transfer of Credit

Up to 2 courses of transfer credit, including coursework done abroad but not counting AP credit, may be counted toward the minor.

Advanced Placement

Up to one full course may be counted toward the minor at the 300-level for a score of 5 on the AP Spanish language literature exam or a score of a 6 or 7 on the Spanish (Advanced) exam of the IB curriculum.

Hispanic Studies Minor Course Lists

Hispanic Studies Minor Courses Taught in Spanish

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Note: Students are encouraged to take at least two of the four survey courses, combining one Spanish and one Latin American survey, as well as one pre-19th century and one post-19th century survey (e.g., HISP 309 and 318, or HISP 310 and 317).

400-Level Hispanic Studies Courses Taught in Spanish

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Note: Before taking a 400-level course, students must have taken two Spanish-taught 300-level courses above HISP 304.

Courses Taught in English

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