Program Requirements

About the major

A major in Spanish consists of 32 hours*, with a minimum of 18 hours in courses numbered 300 or above. A peninsular survey (SPN 304 or 320) or a Spanish-American survey (SPN 306 or 310) of literature is required; majors are also urged to take SPN 313 and 314. Non-native speakers of Spanish pursuing the major are required to take SPN 301 and SPN 302. Spanish majors must pass an exit exam.

About the minor

A minor in Spanish consists of a minimum of 18 hours*, nine hours of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Departmental honors

Majors may attain departmental honors in Spanish by meeting the following requirements:

  • Apply for admission to the program by the end of the spring semester of the junior year
  • Select a director from the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department faculty
  • Attain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00
  • Attain a 3.75 grade point average in language courses
  • Enroll in SPN 495 (Directed Independent Research)
  • Complete a special project in language, literature, methodology, or other approved area
  • Give a departmental honors presentation

*Some lower-division requirements for the major or minor may be exempted as a result of examination or evidence of prior training or experience.