Spanish Major

The Spanish major offers opportunities to develop an appreciation and understanding of the literature and culture of Spain and Latin America, as well as to develop fluency in oral and written Spanish. Students learn to understand, speak, read and write the language and to acquire practical skills that will equip them for careers in business, government, communications, education and other areas in which language skills and cultural background are assets. Students learn to analyze through studying the structure of the language. They also develop an ability to interpret literature and thus bring a humanizing dimension to their own lives and to modern society.

A minimum Career GPA of 2.00 and a minimum Major GPA of 2.00 are required for graduation. Courses Courses required in the major comprise the major GPA. Unless indicated, students must earn a grade of C- (1.70) or better in courses both in the major and in order to successfully complete the requirements for the major.

Major in Spanish – 42 credits (fourteen courses total)
Required in the Major:  

Two to three courses (6 – 9 credits) in Spanish language chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • SPAN-220: Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • SPAN-221: Advanced Grammar and Composition (Writing Intensive)
  • SPAN-222: Advanced Conversation
  • SPAN-228: Commercial Spanish

Two to three courses (6 – 9 credits) in Spanish civilization chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • SPAN-231: Introduction to Hispanic Culture/Spain
  • SPAN-232: Introduction to Hispanic Culture/Latin America
  • SPAN-281: Special Topics/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit.)
  • SPAN-481: Advanced Special Topics in Spanish/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit) 

Four to six courses (12 - 18 credits) in Spanish literature chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • SPAN-261: Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature I (Writing Intensive)
  • SPAN-262: Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature II (Writing Intensive)
  • SPAN-263: Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature III (WOK: Literary)
  • SPAN-281: Special Topics/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit.)
  • SPAN-340: Colonial Latin American Literature (WOK: Literary)
  • SPAN-341: The Spanish Golden Age (WOK: Literary)
  • SPAN-353: Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature (WOK: Literary)
  • SPAN-354: Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • SPAN-355: Contemporary Latin American Literature (WOK: Literary)
  • SPAN-361: Literary Works and the Movies They Inspired (WOK: Literary)
  • SPAN-362: Hispanic Women Writers
  • SPAN-365: Literature of the Caribbean
  • SPAN-370: Literature in Translation
  • SPAN-481: Advanced Special Topics in Spanish/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)

SPAN-498: Senior Seminar in Hispanic Literature

 

Also required:  

Two courses (6 credits) with intermediate proficiency in one of the following languages:

 

 

Chinese Italian
Latin Russian
German Spanish

 

 

Recommended, but not required:  

SPAN-401: Internship in Spanish

 

Sample Bachelor of Arts: Spanish Major/selected minor (declaration of minor not required for graduation):
Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only, it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

 

Year One Fall 

15/16* 

Year Two Fall 

16/17* 

Year Three Fall 

15 

Year Four Fall 

15 

ENGL-101
RLST-104
SPAN-103, 231, 220 or 221
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
FYIN-100*
GLST-201
SPAN- 221 (WI)
Additional Language
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
Elective (1 cr)
FYIN-101*
ETHS-201
SPAN-3XX or 261/262
SPAN Literature
Additional Language or elective
Minor #1 or elective
SPAN Literature
SPAN Literature
SPAN Literature or Civilization
Minor #3 or elective
Minor #4 or elective
       

Year One Spring 

16/17* 

Year Two Spring 

13/14* 

Year Three Spring 

15 

Year Four Spring 

15 

ILAR-101
RLST-2XX
SPAN-104, 261, 222
WOK or elective
WOK or elective (4 cr)
PHED #1*
Swim Test*
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
SPAN- 222 or 232
Additional Language
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
PHED #2*
SPAN-Literature or 222
SPAN Literature
SPAN Literature, Civilization, or Language
Additional Language
Minor #2 or elective
SPAN-498
SPAN Literature
Minor #5 or elective
Minor #6 or elective
WOK or elective

 

 

*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120