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SPANISH MAJOR AND MINOR INFORMATION


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a common Spanish major and minor for students interested in literature, linguistics or translation - interpreting. However, all Spanish majors can pursue the Spanish - English certificate. Please read below or click on Certificate in the top navigation menu.

 

 

MAJOR OPTIONS:

Students majoring in Spanish must choose one of two options: Spanish or Spanish Intensive.

All credits are required unless students 1). successfully complete an advanced placement test and are granted credit by the department, and/or 2). receive special permission for an exception from a departmental advisor. Students are responsible for consulting the catalog course listing for a description of pre-requisites and special conditions prior to registration of classes. Major programs must be reviewed and approved by a departmental advisor. Capstone oral proficiency credits are required of all majors, please click here for detailed information.

Major in Spanish (effective Fall 2011)
The Spanish Major consists of a minimum of 38 credits at the 200-400 level completed with a grade of C or better in each course.

  1. At the 200 level, Spanish majors are required to take 940:215 and 940:261
  2. At the 300 level, majors are required to take 940:325, three credits in Literature (940:331, 940:332, 940:333, 940:334, 940:335, or 940:336). three credits in Linguistics (940:362, 940:363, 940:364, 940:365, 940:366, or 940:367, and one oral proficiency credit (940:388 or 389).
  3. At the 400 level, majors are required to take two three-credit courses and one oral proficiency credit (940:499).
  4. To complete the 38-credit minimum, students are required to take electives at the 200-400 level.

Please note:

  1. No more than 15 credits may be taken at the 200 level.
  2. Only juniors and seniors may register for 940:388 or 389 and 940:499.
  3. Students may count up to six elective credits in Portuguese (810) at the 200-400 level toward the Spanish major.
  4. In some cases, up to six credits of courses taught in another discipline may count for the Spanish major if the courses are pre-approved and cooroborated by the Undergraduate Director.
  5. Students are responsible for consulting the catalog course listing for a description of pre-requisites and special conditions prior to registration of classes.  All major programs must be reviews and approved by departmental advisor.

 

Spanish Intensive Track
The Spanish Intensive Track allows students to study both Spanish linguistics and Hispanic literature and culture in depth.  It is primarily intended for those who aim to pursue graduate studies in Spanish or Education.  Note:  With this major, a minor is not required.

The Spanish Intensive Track consists of 52 credits of grade C or higher.

Either 940:388 (1) or 940:389 (1) is required.
940:499 (1) and 940:325 (3) are both required.

Of the remaining 47 credits:

  • at least three credits are required from 940:331 (3) and 940:332 (3);
  • at least three credits are required from 940:333 (3) and 940:334 (3);
  • at least three credits are required from 940:335 (3) and 940:336 (3);
  • at least six credits are required from 940:362 (3), 940:363 (3), and 940:364 (3);
  • at least three credits must be completed in a 400-level Literature and Culture course;
  • at least three credits must be completed in a 400-level Spanish linguistics course;
  • at least three further credits at the 400-level must be completed (i.e. a total of nine credits is required at the 400-level).

Of the remaining 23 credits:

  • Up to twelve 200-level credits may count for students who have not initially placed at a higher level;
  • Up to nine credits may count from 810:135 (4), and any Portuguese (810) class at the 200-level or higher;
  • Up to six credits may count from courses taught in a language other than Spanish or Portuguese if all written work is done in Spanish, the topic of the course is relevant to the Spanish major and if the course is pre-approved in writing by a departmental advisor.

The remaining credits toward a total of 52 must be completed in Spanish (940) courses at the 300-level or higher.

MINOR
A minor in Spanish consists of a minimum of 18 credits of courses given in Spanish (940) completed with a grade of C or better in each course. Of the 18 credits, 9 credits must be at the 300 level or above. No more than 3 credits may be taken in courses not taught in the Spanish language.


CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN SPANISH-ENGLISH AND ENGLISH-SPANISH TRANSLATION
This certificate is offered to students who complete 19-21 credits in the following courses: 01:940:363 (or 419); 364, 401, 402, 471, 475, 476, 477, 478 (or 479), 486 and 487. A 3.5 or better grade-point average for the entire 19-21 credit sequence is required, with a minimum of B in all courses (except 01:940:401 and 402, which require B+ or better). 

CERTIFICATE IN SPANISH-ENGLISH TRANSLATION/INTERPRETING
This certificate is offered to students who complete 19-21 credits in the following courses: 01:940:363 (or 419); 364, 401, 402, 471, 475, 476, 477, 478 (or 479), 486 and 487. The three courses in interpreting (475, 477 and 487) are required. A 3.5 or better grade-point average for the entire 19-21 credit sequence is required, with a minimum of B in all courses (except 01:940:401 and 402, which require B+ or better).



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