Spanish Major (B.A.)

The B.A. program in Spanish offers students a wide array of courses in Spanish and Latin American literature, Hispanic and Latino cultural studies, and different aspects of the Spanish language.  Once they complete a set of core courses, students may choose different combinations of electives depending on their academic interests.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
SPAN 241Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 242Spanish Composition and Stylistics3
SPAN 348Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
SPAN 349Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies3
SPAN 361Voices of the Past and Present: Spain3
SPAN 363Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America3
Elective Courses
Select four of the following:12
Special Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature
Spanish Study Abroad
Spanish Film and Fiction
Contemporary Spanish Novel
Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century
Spanish Prose of the 19th Century
Contemporary Spanish Theater
The Latin American Essay
Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story
Contemporary Latin American Poetry
The Spanish-American Novel
El Quijote
Contemporary Latin American Theater
The Drama of the Golden Age
Senior Seminar
Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel
Puerto Rican Literature and Thought
Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film
Independent Study
SPAN 374Cultural Studies: Spain3
or SPAN 376 Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean
Select one of the following:3
Spanish for Business
Negotiation Skills in Spanish
Introduction to Spanish Phonetics
Spanish Conversation
Special Topics in the Spanish Language
Theory and Practice of Translation
Fundamentals of Specialized Translation
Advanced Spanish Grammar
Audiovisual Translation
Introduction to Interpreting
Capstone Course in Translation
Total Credits36