Major Requirements

The requirements for a major in Spanish are 32 credits above SPAN 211 Intermediate Spanish I:

Spanish Courses
SPAN 212Intermediate Spanish II4
SPAN 311Spanish Composition & Grammar4
SPAN 312Conversation and Film in the Hispanic World4
SPAN 326Appreciating Hispanic Literature4
Select one of the following:4
Topics in Latin American Lit
Topics in Spanish Literature
Hispanic Women Writers
Additional Credits
12 additional credits in Spanish at the 300-level or above12
Total Hours32
  • A minimum of one semester of study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country is strongly recommended.

The following are suggested supporting courses:

HISP/GS 210Introduction to Latin American Studies4
HISP 311U.S.-Latin American Relations4
HISP 320Mexican American Border Studies4

Students seeking licensure to teach Spanish must also take either SPAN 343 The Culture of Spain or SPAN 344 Latin American Historical and Cultural Perspectives and fulfill the requirements for a major in education. For additional information about teaching Spanish, see the chair of world languages and cultures or the chair of education.

K-8 World Language and Culture Endorsement License: Students majoring in elementary education have the option of completing an add-on endorsement in one of the five world languages. Each add-on endorsement program prepares students to be recommended for licensure in that world language in grades K-8. Each add-on endorsement requires a separate application for licensure. All students must attain the intermediate-high level of oral proficiency.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.