Spanish Major

Spanish Requirements

36 credits in Spanish courses above the elementary level (101 and 102) are required.

Recommended Sequence for a Non-Honors Spanish Major (36-38 credits)

Your level entry depends on your score on the placement test.

  • Spanish 121 and 122 Intermediate (eight credits)
  • Spanish 203 and 204 Composition & Conversation (six credits)
  • Spanish 207 or 208 Civilization (three credits)
  • Spanish 300 or 301 Intro to Literature (three credits)
  • Balance of courses at a 300, or 400 level (three credits each) — probably seven needed

Other Requirements (nine credits)

  • 50:350:238 or 239 World Masterpieces (three credits)
  • 50:510:101 and 102. Western Civilization I and II (six credits)

Recommended

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

Departmental Honors

See more about the honors program.

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 three 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. 

Spanish Minor

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.

  • Spanish 121 and 122 Intermediate (eight credits)
  • Spanish 203 and 204 Composition & Conversation (six credits)
  • Spanish 207 or 208 Civilization (as available) (three credits)
  • Spanish 300 or 301 Intro to Literature (as available) (three 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 will not count toward the minor but rather toward the language requirement.

Recommended

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