Trinity’s Spanish minor is comprised of mastery of the language, knowledge of the culture, and understanding the literature. Course offerings provide a variety of perspectives, including cultural studies, literary history, genre studies, research methods and documentation, film studies, and other innovative topics.

Fast Facts
  • Trinity is in the heart of the city of San Antonio—a large city rich with an extensive Latinx population and cultural opportunities making it possible to practice Spanish.
  • Trinity boasts one of the largest Spanish Across the Curriculum programs in the nation.
  • Combine Spanish language with professional opportunities through internships at local firms and institutions.
  • The Mexico, the Americas, and Spain (MAS) program integrates classroom, residential, community, and professional development.
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What You'll Study

An in-depth look at Spanish language, culture, and literature


Extensive faculty provide deep knowledge and variety of perspectives

The large Spanish faculty ensures a curriculum rich in Peninsular, Spanish American, and U.S. Latino literature and culture from a wide range of perspectives.

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Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Acting Chair
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Dania E. Abreu-Torres, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Rosana Blanco-Cano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pablo A. Martinez
Pablo A. Martinez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Ana Maria Mutis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Debra Ochoa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Bladimir Ruiz
Bladimir Ruiz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Opportunities for a global impact

Study Abroad

Many study abroad experiences are available to students learning Spanish and looking to explore new cultures. 

Service Learning

For students looking to combine their Spanish language skills with their professional goals, internships are available both in Spanish-speaking...

Student Organizations

Trinity’s association for Latino/a students runs a variety of cultural events on campus where students can connect, recreate and explore with LatinX...

When You Graduate

Bilingual, bicultural leaders

The global marketplace is expanding to include more Spanish-centered business environments. With the Spanish minor, students are well-prepared to evolve with the shifting marketplace.


Combining a Spanish minor with another program gives students an edge in a competitive global world where flexible, independent thought and intimate knowledge of another culture are desirable commodities.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Pursuit of Ph.D.s in literature, cultural studies, ethnic studies, and women and gender studies, among others

Career Areas:

  • Activism
  • Community Organizing
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Health Educators
  • Journalism
  • Library Management
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Public and Business Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Teacher/ Professor


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