The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Spanish. The department also offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Spanish.
Faculty: Professors de los Heros, Morín (section coordinator), Trubiano, and White; Associate Professor Echevarria; Professor Emeritus Gitlitz.
For the Spanish major, students will complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45), including SPA 325 and three 400-level courses (excluding SPA 421). SPA 421 may be used as part of the remaining 18 required credits. Note: SPA 101, 102, 321, 391, 392, and 393 cannot be counted toward the Spanish major. Students may also include LIN 202 and 220, and—with permission of the advisor, section head, department chairperson, and dean—up to two courses in allied fields such as history, art, and anthropology. These requirements are the same for the secondary education major.
A summer field workshop (SPA 310) in Spain or Spanish America is occasionally offered for three to six credits. For information, see the section head.
Students in the International Engineering Program (IEP) or the International Business Program (IBP) must take SPA 312, 316, 317, 321, 325, and a 400-level engineering or business course taught in Spanish, designated SPA 412 for engineering students and SPA 421 for business students. IEP or IBP students beginning their study of Spanish at the 200 level or higher may opt to take up to six credits of Portuguese toward the completion of the major in Spanish. IEP or IBP students do not have to take three 400-level courses in Spanish, but must take at least one 400-level literature course in Spanish. Note: SPA 101, 102, 391, 392, and 393 cannot be counted toward the major for IEP or IBP students. The 6-credit Portuguese option is available to IEP and IBP students only. Students simultaneously completing the International Engineering Program or the International Business Program and the B.A. with a major in Spanish may also use three credits of Spanish literature toward the Fine Arts and Literature Basic Liberal Studies requirement. In addition, students in these programs are exempt from the one-course-per-discipline rule in Letters, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.
A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.