Requires a minimum of 28 hours in Spanish courses numbered 280 and above. It must include:
|Required Major Courses|
|SPA 280||The Spanish-Speaking World: Portals and Perspectives||3|
|SPA 309||Grammar and Composition *||4|
|or SPA 309L||Grammar and Composition for Heritage Speakers of Spanish|
|Select one of the following Genre Courses:||3|
|Anecdotes, Bestsellers, Cuentos. The ABCs of Storytelling in the Spanish-Speaking World|
|Bard, Ballad, Bolero. Poetry, and Song in the Spanish-Speaking World|
|Page, Stage, and Performance. Theater and Drama of the Spanish-Speaking World|
|Lights, Camera, ¡Acción!. Cinema and Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World|
|Select one of the following Regions Courses:||3|
|The Making of Spain: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Cultures of Spain|
|Paradise in Perspective: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Wider Caribbean|
|Distant Neighbors: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mexico and Central America|
|The Andes to Patagonia: Interdisciplinary Approaches to South American Culture|
|Literary and Cultural Studies of Spanish America|
|Select six hours from SPA 330 - SPA 395||6|
|Select nine hours of of Electives credits from Spanish classes numbered above 280 *||9|
Students must achieve a GPA of 2.0 in the major.
The honors designation in Spanish is a recognition of outstanding scholarship in the field, as evidenced by academic achievement, critical thinking, and intellectual initiative. Highly qualified majors selected by the faculty are invited to participate in the honors program, which candidates undertake in addition to the requirements for the major.
The honors program requires completion of:
- SPA 398 (Directed Reading, 1.5h)
- SPA 399 (Directed Research, 3h)
- Directed Reading, normally taken during the fall semester of the student’s final year, includes reading and discussion of a number of texts on the selected topic, and a written exam covering these texts. At the end of fall semester, the student submits an annotated bibliography and an abstract of the honors thesis.
- Directed Research, taken during the student’s final semester, consists of writing the thesis following a schedule established by the director and the student.
At the end of this course, the honors student defends the thesis orally before appropriate faculty who collectively may confer honors.