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2016-2017 Catalog

Spanish Major


Students are required to complete the language sequence up to and including Advanced SPAN 211 or demonstrate equivalent proficiency that would allow for advanced placement.

The major consists of a minimum of seven courses beyond Advanced Spanish.

Following completion of the language sequence, majors are required to take one survey of culture/civilization from:

SPAN 303Spanish Civilization and Culture

SPAN 304Spanish American Civilization and Culture, 1492-1900

SPAN 313Contemporary Spain

SPAN 314Contemporary Spanish America and Hispanics in the U.S.

SPAN 315Introduction to Visual Cultures of the Iberian Peninsula: Spanish Culture and Society through Film

Two surveys of literature from:

SPAN 310Survey of Spanish Literature I

SPAN 311Survey of Spanish Literature II

SPAN 317Survey of Spanish American Literature I

SPAN 318Survey of Spanish American Literature II

Three seminars from:

SPAN 425Don Quixote


SPAN 435Research Seminar in Hispanic Literature and Civilization

One additional seminar from

SPAN 370Seminar on Translation

SPAN 421Seminar in the Literature and Culture of the New World

SPAN 423Seminar in Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture

SPAN 427Seminar in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture

SPAN 428Seminar in Modern Spanish American Literature and Culture

One course in Hispanic studies:

SPAN Any 300/400-level SPAN course

Designed to meet the specific needs of majors interested in studying abroad or teaching, the Hispanic studies requirement may be fulfilled by choosing from FLL 380 or FLL 381 (the teaching internship in Spanish), or by taking any 300- or 400-level course in Spanish. By senior year, all candidates for the major are required to take SPAN 425 and SPAN 435.

In lieu of SPAN 435 and a course in Hispanic studies (described above), students in their junior year may propose a research topic for an honors thesis (SPAN 495, SPAN 496) to be completed during their senior year.