9-courses are required for this major. This track focuses on the language, culture, history and politics of Spain and Latin America, as well as on their Iberian and Luso-Brazilian context.
Students must take at least five courses taught in Spanish
REQUIREMENTS (6 Courses):
1. SPAN-UA 50 “Advanced Spanish” or SPAN-UA 51 “Advanced Spanish for Spanish Speaking Students.” Offered every semester (previously 100/111)
2. SPAN-UA 225 Key Words
3. SPAN-UA 220 Key Works
4. One Cultural History (SPAN-UA 201 “Iberian Atlantic”; SPAN-UA 205 “Cultural History of Latin America”; SPAN-UA 201 “Iberian Atlantic”; SPAN-UA 260 “Cultural History of Spain”; relevant CORE); PORT-UA 215, “Cultural History of the Luso-Brazilian world”
5. At least one 300-level course in Spanish (previously Critical Approaches).
6. At least one course in the Luso-Afro-Brazilian field (this course can be taken in English or Portuguese). Cultures and Contexts or PORT-UA 215, “Cultural History of the Luso-Brazilian world” count for this requirement.
Students choose from a broad selection of courses in the following fields of inquiry: literature, cultural studies, fiction, music, performance, visual culture, history, or politics. Courses taught in Spanish carry a prerequisite of SPAN-UA 50 or 51.
Among your electives, you need to take at least one SPAN-UA 300-level course. At least one course needs to be in the Luso-Afro-Brazilian field (this course can be taken in English or Portuguese). CORE-UA 500 “Cultures and Contexts: Portuguese Sea” or PORT-UA 215 “Cultural History of the Luso-Brazilian world” can also be counted for this requirement.
ADVANCED LANGUAGE ELECTIVES
Students have the option of choosing advanced language electives as part of the course electives, in the area of conversation, translation or creative writing. (Spanish Speaking Students cannot take the conversation courses SPAN-UA 101 or 102).
See Department website for up to date course offerings and course descriptions.
Double majors may double count one relevant course with their other major with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Spanish and Portuguese.
Students with a general and major GPA of 3.65 or above are encouraged to participate in the Honors Program. Honors majors enroll in a year-long (8-point) colloquium in the senior year, the Honors Thesis Seminar (4 of these points count toward the major.) The honors thesis is an extended research paper on a topic of the student’s choice and directed by a faculty adviser, written in Spanish or English. Students offer an oral presentation of the thesis in the spring of senior year.
Students have the option of doing a 2-4 credit internship or independent study and may count it toward credit in the major, under the advisement of the DUS or Associate DUS.
4 or 5 in Spanish Language: language requirement fulfilled; credit for Intermediate Spanish, SPAN-UA 4. Enroll in Advanced Grammar & Composition (SPAN-UA 50) or Advanced Spanish for Spanish Speakers (SPAN-UA 51). Please contact Director of Language for further assessment.
4 or 5 in Spanish Literature: credit for either Advanced Grammar & Composition (SPAN-UA 100) or Advanced Spanish for Spanish Speakers (SPAN-UA 51). Please contact Director of Language for further assessment.