Major in Spanish

To graduate with a Major degree in Spanish, students must complete SPAN 221 (along with any courses needed to prepare for it) and 30 credits from upper level Spanish courses (i.e. 300 — 400 levels).

First and Second Years

Students who enter the program having limited knowledge of Spanish often complete 100- and 200-level classes during the first two years.  Afterward, they proceed to take upper level classes.  However, students who have studied Spanish before or for whom Spanish is a heritage language may be exempted from completing some of the lower-level course load.  If this is your case, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor for Spanish (Majors and Minors).

The following are possible combinations of lower-level Spanish classes depending on the strength of an individual student’s background:

SPAN 101 (3) Beginners’ Spanish I
SPAN 102 (3) Beginners’ Spanish II
SPAN 201 (3) Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202 (3) Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 206 (3) Conversational Spanish I
SPAN 207 (3) Conversational Spanish II
SPAN 221 (3) Introduction to Hispanic Literature

OR

SPAN 101 (3) Beginners’ Spanish I
SPAN 102 (3) Beginners’ Spanish II
SPAN 201 (3) Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202 (3) Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 221 (3) Introduction to Hispanic Literature

OR

SPAN 221 (3) Introduction to Hispanic Literature
SPAN 301 (3) Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 302 (3) Advanced Spanish II

*Note that SPAN 221 is taught in Spanish and is a prerequisite of upper-level literature courses.
In addition to the classes shown above, students may consider registering in Spanish 222; Portuguese 101, 102; Linguistics 100 or 200.

Third and Fourth Years (30 credits)

18 credits

SPAN 301 (3)  Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 302 (3) Advanced Spanish II
SPAN 357 (3) The Golden Age of Peninsular Literature and Culture
SPAN 358 (3) Divergent Visions: Peninsular Literature and Culture since 1700
SPAN 364 (3) Colonial Encounters in Spanish-American Literature and Culture
SPAN 365 (3)
Modern Magics: Spanish-American Literature and Culture since the 1820s

12 credits from:

SPAN 321 (3) Tradition and Diversity in Spanish History and Culture
SPAN 322 (3)
Dependency and Revolution in Latin American History and Culture
SPAN 401 (3)
 Translation
SPAN 402
(3) Advanced Spanish III
SPAN 403 (3) History of the Spanish Language
SPAN 404 (3-6) From World to Screen: Topics in Hispanic Cinema
SPAN 405 (3-6) Celebrating Diversity: Topics in Peninsular and Latin-American Culture
SPAN 406 (3) Breaking the Mold: Gender Representation(s) in Hispanic Literature and Culture
SPAN 410 (3-6) Multicultural Beginnings: Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture
SPAN 411 (3) Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 420 (3-6) Ascent and Decline: Topics in Golden-Age Peninsular Literature and Culture
SPAN 430 (3-6) Modernization and Autonomy: Topics in Peninsular Literature and Culture since the 18th Century
SPAN 450 (3-6) Discourse and Dialect: Topics in Spanish Language
SPAN 470 (3-6) Imperial Eyes and Foundational Fictions: Topics in Spanish-American Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Culture
SPAN 490 (3-6) Peoples and Nations: Topics in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Spanish-American Culture
SPAN 495 (3-6) Research Intensive Seminar in Spanish Literature and Culture
PORT 392 (3) Studies in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature
RMST 420 (3) Studies in Romance Languages and Literature