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Spanish

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Our undergraduate degree program in Spanish is designed to allow students to choose from an array of courses spanning the diverse areas of literature, linguistics, cultural studies, and the geographic areas of Spain and the Spanish-speaking Americas, as well as a constantly evolving set of special topics courses.

By building their individual program according to their own passions and interests, students minoring or majoring in Spanish graduate with not only a greater appreciation for and knowledge of Hispanic literature, culture, and linguistics, but also a more nuanced understanding of their own countries, communities, and culture.

To achieve these outcomes, our curriculum is designed to lead students through the following sequence:

  1. from basic competence in written and spoken Spanish,
  2. through greater understanding of the structure of the language and literary and cultural achievements of the Spanish-speaking world,
  3. to career preparation and independent research and study.

Spanish faculty members strive to maintain a program with a strong balance between topics of study and Spanish-speaking regions of the world. Our faculty expertise and course offerings span the academic areas of linguistics, literature, cultural studies, and special topics, and the geographic areas of Spain and the Spanish-speaking Americas.

OUTLINE TO GRADUATE

For majors with no previous Spanish coursework:

First Year
Fall – First semester of Spanish
Spring – Second semester of Spanish

Second Year
Fall – Intermediate Spanish Reading in Spanish
Spring – Advanced Spanish Grammart Writing in Spanish

Third Year
Fall – Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies
Spring – 2 elective courses or seminars on Hispanic culture or linguistics

Fourth Year
Fall – Study Abroad
Spring – Captsone

For majors with some previous Spanish coursework:

First Year
Fall – Depends on placement test
Spring – Advanced Spanish Grammar

Second Year 
Fall – Writing in Spanish
Spring – Intro to Hispanic Cultural Studies

Third Year
Fall and Spring – 2 each of elective courses or seminars on Hispanic culture or linguistics

Fourth Year
Fall – Study Abroad
Spring – Capstone

For a Spanish Education Major with some previous coursework in Spanish:

First Year
Fall – depends on placement test
Spring - Advanced Spanish Grammar

Second Year
Fall - Writing in Spanish
Spring - Intro to Hispanic Cultural Studies

Third Year
Fall – Intro to Hispanic Linguistics OR any elective course or seminar on Hispanic culture or linguistics
Spring – Second Language Acquisition Any elective course or seminar on Hispanic culture or linguistics

Fourth Year
Fall – Study Abroad
Spring – Capstone