The major in Spanish is designed to immerse students in the complexity and diversity of literary and intellectual traditions in Latin American and Iberian cultures while achieving fluency in the target language. Students are encouraged to focus on particular interests, such as literary and cultural history, Latino studies, Lusophone studies, race and ethnicity, film, cultural history and others. Many students fulfill some of the requirements for the major through courses taken in Study Abroad Programs.
Prerequisite: Spanish 201, AP credit, or placement by the Online Spanish Language Placement Exam.
Major Course Requirements: (15 units)
- 203 or 207
- 3 courses chosen from 250, 251, 260, 261 (a 200-level Spanish or Portuguese course chosen from an approved list may substitute for 1 of these courses)
- 2 elective courses at the 200 or 300-level (above 203)
- 7 300-level courses in the department including:
- at least 1 course that deals with a period prior to the nineteenth century,
- at least 1 course that deals with literature/culture of Latin America,
- at least 1 course that deals with the literature/culture of Spain.
- A maximum of TWO 300-level PORT or SPAN courses taught in English language, or CLS courses that include an important component of Latin American, Iberian or US Latino literatures or Cultures, may be used to fulfill the 300-level course requirement. (Adviser approval is required)
- A major entrance questionnaire MUST be completed and submitted with your declaration of major in Spanish.
- A major exit questionnaire MUST be completed and submitted with your petition to graduate.