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Program Requirements

Requirements for the Spanish Major

The Spanish major requires nine credits beyond the 102 level. Four of these credits must be taken at the
300 or 400 level. Topics courses may be repeated if topics differ. While not required for the major, study abroad is highly recommended.

Courses counting for the Spanish major:

Intermediate courses, required for the major UNLESS the student places at a higher level (1.0 credit each):

  • SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

Advanced Grammar and Composition courses, ONE of which is required for the major (1.0 credit each):

  • SPAN 245 Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • SPAN 246 Advanced Grammar and Composition for Heritage Speakers

200-level electives (1.0 credit each):

  • SPAN 210 Spanish Conversation
  • SPAN 230 Topics: Spanish for the Professions
  • SPAN 240 Topics: Linguistic Aspects of Spanish

Upper-level electives (1.0 credit each):

  • SPAN 310 Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • SPAN 324 Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 325 Peninsular Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 326 Topics in Spanish Language
  • SPAN 334 Survey: History and Culture of Latin America
  • SPAN 335 Survey: History and Culture of Spain
  • SPAN 336 Special Topics in Hispanophone History and Culture
  • SPAN 466 Topics in Literature

Requirements for the Spanish Minor

The Spanish minor requires five credits beyond the 102 level. Topics courses may be repeated if topics differ. While not required for the minor, study abroad is highly recommended.

Courses counting for the Spanish minor:

Intermediate courses, required for the minor UNLESS the student places at a higher level (1.0 credit each):

  • SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

Advanced Grammar and Composition courses, ONE of which is required for the minor (1.0 credit each):

  • SPAN 245 Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • SPAN 246 Advanced Grammar and Composition for Heritage Speakers

200-level electives (1.0 credit each):

  • SPAN 210 Spanish Conversation
  • SPAN 230 Topics: Spanish for the Professions
  • SPAN 240 Topics: Linguistic Aspects of Spanish

Upper-level electives (1.0 credit each):

  • SPAN 310 Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • SPAN 324 Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 325 Peninsular Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 326 Topics in Spanish Language
  • SPAN 334 Survey: History and Culture of Latin America
  • SPAN 335 Survey: History and Culture of Spain
  • SPAN 336 Special Topics in Hispanophone History and Culture
  • SPAN 466 Topics in Literature

Sequence of Spanish courses:

  1. 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Students need not take these courses if they place at a higher level.
  2. 202 is a prerequisite for all other 200-level courses unless the student places at a higher level.
  3. All majors must take either Spanish 245 or 246 as a prerequisite for ALL 300- and 400-level courses.
  4. All literature courses beyond the 310 level require the completion of Spanish 310 or a 4 or 5 on the Spanish Literature and Culture exam or the permission of the instructor. Spanish 310 is generally offered in the spring semester only, so students should plan accordingly. First-year students should consult with an MLLC professor before enrolling in Spanish 310.
  5. Students may take 300- or 400-level history and culture courses before they have completed Spanish 310.
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