A major in Spanish leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires demonstrated proficiency in listening, speaking,
reading, and writing, and completion of at least 30 credits distributed as follows:
- SPAN 220, 240, and 275
- Two additional 200-level courses in Spanish. The department head may approve any one Romance language literature, film, or culture course taught in English by Romance Languages faculty toward this requirement.
- Five Spanish courses numbered 300 or above, as follows:
- One course on literature of Spanish America chosen from SPAN 340, 341, 342, 344, 347, 354, and 398
- One course on literature of Spain chosen from SPAN 312, 320, 322, 323, 333, and 397
- Three additional Spanish courses numbered 300 or above, except SPAN 493.
- One course in linguistics chosen from SPAN 209, 308, 309, 380, and when appropriate (linguistic-themed), 392. SPAN 209 may contribute to the completion of requirement 2, and any 300-level linguistics course may contribute to the completion of requirement 3c.
- Completion of the Spanish Assessment Exam (SAE), a four-year skills assessment, in winter term of senior year.
The department strongly recommends a study-abroad experience of at least one semester, and preferably one academic year, in a Spanish-speaking country.
Students who plan work in Spanish and another Romance language are advised to refer to the description of the Romance languages major.