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Spanish Majors & Minors

Major in Spanish

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Requirements within the Department:

  • 36 credits in Spanish courses above the elementary level (101 and 102)

Recommended Sequence for a Regular (Non-Honors) Major in Spanish

(Your level entry depends on your score on the placement test)
Span 121 AND 122 Intermediate 8 credits
Span 203 and 204 Comp. & Conv. 6 credits
Span 207 OR 208 Civilization 3 credits
Span 300 OR 301 Intro to Literature 3 credits
Balance of courses at a 300, OR 400 level.* 3 credits each
(7 courses are most often needed ◊–21 credits)
  TOTAL 36/38 credits

Requirements outside of the Department:

50:350:238 OR 239 World Masterpieces 3 credits
50:510:101 AND 102. Western Civilization I and II 6 credits
  TOTAL 9 credits

Highly Recommended:

  • Study Abroad Experience in Cuzco or Salamanca.
    Summer, 5 weeks earn up to 9 credits. 
    Both programs greatly benefit the Spanish major and minor student populations by allowing their engagement within native environments and multicultural situations.

Departmental Honors

To graduate with Departmental Honors in Spanish, students must:

  • Maintain overall university GPA of at least 3.0
  • Maintain upper division Spanish GPA of at least 3.6
  • Complete 3 additional credits, beyond Major Requirements, of a Research Seminar in Spanish and in the Spring Semester of a student’s junior year.  
  • Complete the Honors Thesis with grades of A (A- is not acceptable).
  • Complete an Honors Thesis examination (mini defense).
  • Participate in Honors Colloquium. 

Minor in Spanish

Requirements within the Department:

  • 18 credits above the elementary level (101, 102, 103 & 104)

Recommended Sequence for Spanish Courses:

(Your level entry depends on your score on the placement test) 
Span 121 AND 122 Intermediate 8 credits
Span 203 and 204 Comp. & Conv. 6 credits
Span 207 OR 208 Civilization (as available) 3 credits
Span 300 OR 301 Intro to Literature (as available) 3 credits
Any class at a 200, 300, OR 400 level 3 credits each

Elective Classes:

  • 590:210 Intro to Latin American Studies WILL COUNT toward the Spanish Minor (but NOT the Major) 
  • 101 and 102 DO NOT COUNT toward the minor but rather toward the language requirement.

Highly Recommended:

  • Study Abroad Experience in Cuzco or Salamanca.
    Summer, 5 weeks earn 9 credits. 
    Both programs greatly benefit the Spanish major and minor student populations by allowing their engagement within native environments and multicultural situations.