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Spanish Minor

Spanish is spoken in over twenty countries around the world, and has become the second language of the United States. We provide rigorous training in the language and culture, supplemented by several exciting overseas study opportunities. You may have the opportunity to participate in research being conducted on classroom language acquisition as well as opportunities to engage in culture and language through Hispanic culture, history, literature and film both on campus and in the community.  

A background in Spanish opens up many opportunities in all sorts of careers, and is especially useful for government, work, international business, translating and interpreting, teaching and tourism.



SPA 101  Spanish Language and Culture I  3
SPA 102 Spanish Language and Culture II  3
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I  3
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish 2  3
SPA 300 Grammar and Composition  3
SPA 305 Conversation
Choose an approved 300-400 level Spanish elective   3

For a complete list of minor requirements and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website.


Placement Examinations

It is strongly recommended that students enrolling at Morehead State University take a placement examination in Spanish if they have studied the language previously and intend to continue their Spanish studies at MSU. The placement test is available at any time on the Web and takes no more than 30 minutes to complete; the score is sent automatically to the student immediately after taking the test and should be brought to the department chair. We will recommend placement on the
basis of the score. For questions, contact the department chair, Dr. Keith Terry at 606-783-2134 or via email at It is strongly recommended that Spanish be taken in the freshman year and without interruption.

Note: Those who begin in a more advanced class will have the opportunity to earn credit by examination for the classes they do not need to take. Please consult the department for details.

  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
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