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College of Arts and Sciences

Hispanic Studies Major and Minor

romance languages and literatures

Major Requirements

30 credits (10 three-credit courses), which must include:

3 credits (1 course) in SPAN3395 Contextos

12 credits (4 advanced courses) at the 600-level in Literature and Culture, which must include one course in each of the following categories:

  • Pre-1800 Peninsular literature and culture
  • Pre-1900 Latin American literature and culture
  • Post-1800 Peninsular literature and culture
  • Post-1900 Latin American literature and culture

15 credits (5 elective courses), which can be chosen from:

  • SPAN2216 Spanish Composition, Conversation and Reading II (as entry-level course only)
  • SPAN3392 Advanced Spanish (formerly known as Naturalmente)
  • Additional courses at the 300 or 600 level in Hispanic Studies
  • Related courses with departmental permission

Notes and Conditions

  • Maximum transfer credit from study abroad toward a major: 15 credits (5 three-credit courses) for one year of study, 9 credits (3 three-credit courses) for one semester of study.
  • Students who do not study abroad are allowed a maximum of two related courses outside the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Students who transfer a minimum of 9 credits (3 three-credit courses) from study abroad must take their remaining courses towards the major in the department.
  • All RLL majors are required to enroll in an advanced course each semester of their senior year, regardless of whether they have completed the ten-course requirement for the major.

Minor Requirements

18 credits (6 three-credit courses), which must include:

3 credits (1 course) SPAN3395 Contextos

6 credits (2 advanced courses) at the 600-level in Literature and Culture

9 credits (3 elective courses), which can be chosen from:

  • SPAN2216 Spanish Composition, Conversation and Reading II (as entry-level course only)
  • SPAN3392 Advanced Spanish (formerly known as Naturalmente)
  • Additional courses at the 600 level in Hispanic Studies

Notes and Conditions

  • Maximum transfer credit from study abroad toward a minor: nine credits (3 three-credit courses) for one year of study, 6 credits (2 three-credit courses) for one semester of study.
  • All RLL minors must enroll in one advanced course during their senior year, regardless of whether they have completed the six-course requirement for the minor.