Academics: Majors and Programs

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Spanish Major Requirements

The major in Spanish consists of 11 four-hour courses and a one-hour senior comprehensive, for a total of 45 hours. Additionally, all Spanish majors are required to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country for one academic semester under a Spelman-approved program . All majors must take the following courses:

Required Major Classes (ALL are required):

  • Spanish 303 Spanish Conversation 4 hours
  • Spanish 306 Advanced Spanish Grammar 4 hours
  • Spanish 307 Spanish Composition 4 hours
    or Spanish 308 Introduction to Literary Studies in Spanish 4 hours
  • Spanish 309-310 Survey of Spanish American Literature I & II 8 hours
  • Spanish 311-312 Survey of Spanish Literature I & II 8 hours
  • Spanish 321 Spanish Civilization 4 hours
    or Spanish 331 Latin American Civilization 4 hours
  • Spanish 425 Literature of the Golden Age 4 hours
  • Spanish 485 Senior Comprehensive 1 hour

Required Major Electives (TWO are required):

  • Spanish 427 19th Century Spanish Literature 4 hours
  • Spanish 430 20th Century Spanish Literature 4 hours
  • Spanish 433 Modern Spanish American Literature 4 hours
  • Spanish 434 Contemporary Spanish American Literature 4 hours Spanish 443 Afro-Hispanic Literature 4 hours
  • Spanish 478 Special Topics 4 hours
  • Spanish 400 Independent Study 4 hours