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Languages, Literatures & Cultures > Spanish

An academic major is offered in Spanish language and literature for students in liberal arts or elementary and secondary education programs. A student is admitted to the major upon completion of Intermediate Spanish or placement. Students in the elementary education curriculum (Early Childhood & Childhood Education B-6) may major in Spanish; students in secondary education (Adolescence Education 7-12) may select Spanish as an option.

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Summer Program in Oviedo, Spain

In cooperation with the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and the University of Oviedo, the Center for International Programs offers an intensive program at the University of Oviedo for undergraduate and graduate students and teachers of Spanish (elementary and secondary education). The program includes active instruction in language, phonetics, history, culture and literature. Formal instruction will be augmented by seminars, field trips, movies, plays, and public lectures. Students will have the final ten days free to travel at their own expense.


Summer Program in Quayaquil, Ecuador

In cooperation with the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and the Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo, the Center for International Programs offers a program of study in Spanish language and the history, geography, and literature of Latin America at the University of Espiritu Santo.  Internship opportunities are available.


Academic Year Program in Seville, Spain

In cooperation with the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, the Center for International Programs offers an academic-year program at the University of Seville to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Spanish majors will be able to select from a wide variety of courses in Spanish language, literature, culture, civilization and social sciences. Courses in other languages and disciplines may also be taken. Non-majors may attend if they are fluent in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish SPA361.


Major in Spanish - 36-49 credits

Basic Language courses.................13 credits

SPA101 Elementary Spanish I (3)
SPA102 Elementary Spanish II (3)
SPA201 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
SPA202 Intermediate Spanish II (4)

Students with prior training or experience in Spanish may obtain waivers for one or more of the basic language courses listed above, after consultation with the Foreign Languages Department.

Additional required courses.............27 credits

SPA301 Spanish Composition and Conversation I (4) *
SPA361 Spanish Composition and Conversation II (4) *
     * Students whose home language is Spanish may substitute SPA315 Spanish for
        Native Speakers (4) for either SPA301 or SPA361.
SPA365 The Culture and Civilization of Spain (4)
SPA372 Culture of Latin America I (4)
SPA375 Survey of Spanish Literature (4)
SPA376 Survey of Latin American Literature (4)

Plus one of the following:
SPA363 Spanish Phonetics and Oral Practice (3)
SPA461 Advanced Spanish Composition (3)
SPA4xx Spanish elective (3)

Required electives..........................9 credits

Each major is required to complete by advisement 3 courses in Spanish at the 400 or 500 level.


Minor in Spanish - 19-20 credits

Each minor candidate is expected to complete, by advisement, 19-20 credits beyond the intermediate level in at least two of three areas of language, literature and culture.