Spanish Degree Requirements
Major Requirements for a BA in Spanish
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish requires 120 credits.
General Education Requirements (57-58 credits)
In addition to meeting the course requirements for the Spanish major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. Student may apply 6 credits from their major toward these requirements.
Required Courses (33 credits)
This course traces the development and evolution of the Spanish nation from prehistoric times to the 18th century. The geography, history, and arts of Spain are studied through class discussion, video activities, compositions, and presentations. Field trip or activity outside of the classroom. Prerequisite: SPA-0301. Offered every other year. (3 credits)
An examination of Spain’s diverse aspects since the end of the 19th century; history, political trends and institutions, art and culture, social and ideological trends, and everyday living. Discussions on essays, films and periodicals. Field trip or activity outside of the classroom. Prerequisite: SPA-0301. Offered every other year. (3 credits)
A discussion of selected topics and their impact on the development of Spanish civilization. Critical reading and structured discussion; individual research and oral presentations; audiovisual support materials. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or POI. Offered as needed. (3 credits)
A study of the poetry from Renaissance to the present with an emphasis on theory and analysis. Offered as needed. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or POI (3 credits)
A reading, analysis, and discussion of works of outstanding authors from the schools of Lope de Vega and Calderon. The influence of social and didactic themes of the period, originality and creativity of the playwrights. Prerequisite: SPA-0300 or POI. Offered as needed. (3 credits)
An analysis of the development of the modern novel with Lazarillo de Tormes and Don Quijote. Emphasis on the “Picaresque” novel. Offered as needed. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or POI (3 credits)
A study of Romanticism, the Gaucho genre, Modernism, Avant-Garde poetry, and theater of the 20th century Offered as needed. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or POI (3 credits)
A study of world -famous narrative works’, writers, and their contemporary narrative techniques with reflections on the search for national and continental identity of Spanish-American essay and analysis and discussion of texts. Emphasis on novel, short story, or essay. Required for majors. Prerequisite: SPA-0300 or POI. Offered as needed. (3 credits)
Required Supporting Course (3 credits)
- LNG 320: Linguistics of Communication
- Five Spanish courses at the 300-level or 400-level (15 credits)
- The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of Spanish courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.
Requirements for a Minor in Spanish (18 credits)
- SPA 0300: Representative Works in Spanish and SpanishAmerican Literature (3 credits)
- SPA 0350: Spanish Civilization (3 credits)
- SPA 0355: LatinAmerican Civilization (3 credits)