Spanish Major

College of Arts and Humanities - Department of World Languages


The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of ten (10) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain I-C (Language) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the Spanish major.

Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.


Spanish Major Requirements:

A total of twelve (12) courses are required for the Spanish major.

Major Core Requirements (5 courses):

  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II*
  • SPAN 211 Advanced Spanish Grammar & Conversation
  • SPAN 212 Advanced Spanish Grammar & Composition
  • SPAN 245 Interpreting Hispanic Literature


  • SPAN 480 Seminar in Spanish

 *Note: If the student is placed at the advanced level they should take another Spanish course in the Concentration at the 200-level or above.


Concentration in Spanish General Studies (USPG)

List of electives: students may select the courses from the following list:
A minimum of 1 elective at the 200-level or above
A minimum of 3 electives at the 300-level or above
A minimum of 2 electives at the 400-level

  • ENGL 275 Contemporary Latinx Literature
  • LING 200 Language and Linguistics
  • SPAN 210 Cinema for Spanish Conversation
  • SPAN 225 Business Communication in Spanish
  • SPAN 234 Music and Culture in the Hispanic World
  • SPAN 333 Iberian Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN 334 Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN 341 Survey of Iberian Literature
  • SPAN 342 Survey of Latin American Literature
  • SPAN 375 Graphic Narrative
  • SPAN 382 Television and New Media in the Hispanic World
  • SPAN 388 Spanish Cinema in Post-Franco Spain
  • SPAN 400 Introduction to Translation
  • SPAN 426 The Spanish Civil War
  • SPAN 431 Contemporary Trends of the Hispanic World
  • SPAN 446 Testimonial Literature of the Dirty War
  • SPAN 448 Controversial Cinema in Latin America
  • SPAN 490 Independent Study in Spanish
  • SPAN 495 Internship in Spanish


Effective as of the 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog