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 Literary Analysis in Spanish*

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 Literary Analysis in Spanish*

OR

SPAN 221 (3) Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish*
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) Survey of Peninsular Literature and Culture from the Origins to 1700
SPAN 358 (3) Survey of Peninsular Literature and Culture from 1700 to the Present
SPAN 364 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Culture to the 1820s
SPAN 365 (3)
Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Culture since the 1820s

12 credits from:

SPAN 321 (3) Introduction to Spanish Civilization and Culture
SPAN 322 (3)
Latin-American Civilization and Culture
SPAN 401 (3)
Advanced Translation: Spanish-English
SPAN 402
(3) Advanced Spanish III
SPAN 403 (3) History of the Spanish Language
SPAN 404 (3) Topics in Hispanic Cinema
SPAN 405 (3) Topics in Peninsular and Latin-American Culture
SPAN 406 (3) Gender Representation(s) in Hispanic Literature and Culture
SPAN 410 (3) Medieval Literature
SPAN 420 (3) Golden-Age Literature
SPAN 430 (3) Topics in Peninsular Literature and Culture from the 18th Century to the Present
SPAN 450 (3) Topics in Spanish Language
SPAN 468 (3) Romance Linguistics
SPAN 470 (3) Topics in Spanish-American Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Literature
SPAN 490 (3) Topics in Spanish-American Literature of the Twentieth-Century
SPAN 495 (3) 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