As the Hispanic population in the United States continues to grow, a vista of career opportunities will become available for those with a knowledge of Spanish. A Spanish minor will provide the student with this knowledge and with an appreciation for cultural diversity.

The study of foreign languages is vital to the education of a fully informed, well rounded citizen. In these courses, students learn not only the language of the various countries but also their cultures, thus deepening their knowledge of the wider world and preparing them for international travel. Eureka College offers courses in Ancient Greek and a minor in Spanish.

Requirements for a Minor in Spanish

A minimum of 24 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

SPA115 Introductory Spanish I 3
SPA120 Introductory Spanish II 3
SPA240 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPA260 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPA280 Critical Approaches in Hispanic Studies 3

Plus 9 hours from the following:

SPA303 Spanish and Spanish American Literature 3
SPA304 Spanish Culture and Civilization I 3
SPA305 Spanish Culture and Civilization II 3
SPA306 U.S. Latino Cultures 3
TOTAL:   24
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Dr. Emily Eaton

(309) 467-6826
Burrus Dickinson – Room 301
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530


Students who by examination demonstrate proficiency at the level of one or more of these courses will have the appropriate course(s) entered on their transcript with the notation “proficiencied.”

“I chose to study Spanish because I liked learning it in high school and wanted to continue in college, but it has given more than I ever expected. Spanish has helped me see the world in a new light. The lessons I have learned in Spanish have taught me about myself, history, and cultures I would have never learned otherwise. It has made me more confident when traveling because I have another way to connect to people. Dr. Eaton has been an instrumental part of that process and I look forward to what she has planned for the Spanish program at Eureka College.”

Matthew Caldwell,
Class of 2018