A major in Spanish requires at least 12 courses.

Lower Division: 3 courses     

  • Spanish 4: Continuing Intermediate Spanish 
  • Spanish 9: Spanish for Spanish Speakers --or-- Spanish 10: Conversation-Composition
  • Spanish 11: Introduction to Literature

 

Upper Division: 9 courses

  • Spanish 101: Advanced Spanish Syntax and Composition
  • Spanish 102: Advanced Writing and Research
  • Spanish 120: Spanish Lit: Middle Ages to 18th Century --or-- Spanish 121: Spanish Lit: 18th Century to Present
  • Spanish 140: Latin American Literature I --or-- Spanish 141: Latin American Literature II
  • Plus, FIVE (5) Upper division electives in Spanish.  

 

This is a program of study for students who wish to study Spanish whether or not they plan to continue their studies in graduate school. This option allows for Spanish as a second major.

Spanish 11 is a prerequisite for all Spanish upper division courses for students majoring/minoring in Spanish. Students who plan to study abroad that are Spanish majors/minors must complete this requirement before going abroad and before enrolling in upper division courses. Students who take Spanish classes abroad and who do not declare a Spanish major/minor prior to leaving cannot declare a major/minor in Spanish upon returning.The Department does not accept Spanish 11 courses taken in summer school or as an online class.

For further advising, contact the Placement and Proficiency Coordinator in the Modern Languages Department.

 

Lower Division

Courses 1, 2, 3, 4, 9/10, 11 (or their equivalents). Students intending to major in the department must present evidence by examination or otherwise that their preparation includes the equivalent of the courses enumerated above. Courses 1, 2, 3, 4, 9/10, 11 normally consist of four one-hour class meetings per week.

The Department of Modern Languages does not accept online courses or placement exams to count towards course work in lower division or as a way to complete the proficiency requirement.

 

Upper Division

The course listings are alternated regularly so as to furnish the major with the widest coverage in his/her field. Except for modern languages in translation courses, all upper division courses are conducted in the foreign language. Courses in translation are not normally taken for credit towards the major.

For the Spanish majors, there are two options for upper division coursework. Option A requires 9 upper division courses and is a program of study for students who wish to study Spanish whether or not they plan to continue their studies in graduate school. This option allows Spanish as a second major.  Option B requires 10.25 upper division courses and is an honors major program for students intending to continue the study of Spanish at the graduate level.  This major requires the student to maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 in the major and be recommended in writing by two professors in the language of study.  This option must be declared by the end of the sophomore year. See course listings for the relevant lists of courses.

Spanish 11 is a prerequisite for all Spanish upper division courses for students majoring/minoring in Spanish. Students who plan to study abroad that are Spanish majors/minors should complete this requirement before going abroad and before enrolling in upper division courses.
Students who study abroad, and who do not declare a Spanish major/minor prior to leaving, and take Spanish classes abroad, cannot declare a major/minor in Spanish upon returning unless they have completed the Spanish 11 prerequisite.

The Department of Modern Languages does not accept Spanish 11 courses taken in summer school or as an online class.

The split major in which Spanish is the predominant field of study requires a minimum of seven courses: Spanish 9 or 10 and Spanish 11, and six upper division courses which must include Spanish 101, 102, 120, 121, and two electives. A student exempted from the lower division requirement must include another upper division elective. The split major in which Spanish is not the predominant field requires Spanish 9 or 10, and Spanish 11, and three upper division courses, one of which must be Spanish 101 or 102. A student exempted from the lower division requirement must include another upper division elective.

An interdisciplinary major in Latin American Studies is available to students of Spanish.

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