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Catalog Requirements Notice

The requirements listed on these pages may change by the year as programs and courses are added or altered. Archived Academic Catalogs for previous years can be viewed in pdf form here. These documents contains the specific academic requirements pertaining to those who entered the College before the current year.

Spanish Major

The number of courses required for the Spanish major is 14 (40 semester hours).


All of the following (22 sem. hrs.)

SPAN 203 Advanced Grammar in Context (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 204 Conversation and Composition through Film (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 207 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 200 Spanish for the Professions (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 209 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 211 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 213 Spanish Translation (3 sem. hrs.)
NOTE: Students may substitute one of the above 200-level courses with SPAN 285
SPAN 401 Spanish Senior Thesis I (2 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 402 Spanish Senior Thesis II (2 sem. hrs.)

At least four of the following (12 sem. hrs.)

SPAN 305 Hispanic Culture and the Environment (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 310 The Hero in Hispanic Culture and Film (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 312 Modern Hispanic Popular Culture (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 315 Hispanic Views on Gender and Feminism (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 316 Monsters in Hispanic Literature and Film (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 317 Afro-Hispanic History, Literature and Culture (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 370 Literature and Film: Two Ways of Telling a Story (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 385 Topics in Spanish and Latin American Studies (3 sem. hrs.)

At least two of the following (all courses taught in English) (6 sem. hrs.)

ANTH 345 Maya Ethnography (3 sem. hrs.)
ENGL 380 Writing Literary Criticism: Methods and Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
FMS 220 Post-Colonial African Cinema (3 sem. hrs.)
FMS 281 Film and Literature (3 sem. hrs.)
HIST 210 Women and Gender in Europe, 1550-Present (3 sem. hrs.)
HIST 335 Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1800 (3 sem. hrs.)
HIST 372 Colonial Encounters (3 sem. hrs.)
INTL 151 Introduction to International Studies (3 sem. hrs.)
RELG 255 Islamic Civilization and Culture (3 sem. hrs.)

Study Abroad

At least one semester of study in a Spanish-speaking country is required. Courses taken abroad may be applied to fulfill requirements for the major.

Spanish Minor

The total number of courses required for the minor is 6 (18-20 semester hours).


The following (18-20 semester hours):

Six courses in the language, one of which must be a 3-semester-hour course at the 300-level. A semester of study in Spain or Latin America is strongly recommended.

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