Major in Spanish

Spanish Major (effective Fall 2020):

30-33 credits to include Spanish 202, advanced courses in writing and speaking, reading, experiential learning, and electives in culture, literature and linguistics. See the current UMW catalog for the most up-to-date requirements and course descriptions:

30-33 credits to include Spanish

Spanish Major Requirements for students who declared prior to Fall 2020:

Three reading courses (9 credits):

  • SPAN 312
  • two Introduction to Literature courses chosen from SPAN 323, 324, 327, 328;

Two courses in writing (6 credits) chosen from Spanish 306, 413 or 414;

Two courses in speaking (6 credits) chosen from Spanish 305, 314, or 415.

Three electives in culture, language or literature (9 credits) chosen from Spanish 315 or above.

One capstone experience (3 credits) chosen from Spanish 481, 483, 485 or 492.

Experiential learning (variable): fulfilled by taking SPAN 491, 492, 499, or 301 for academic credit, or by an approved community service experience of a minimum of 42 site hours. Community service may be part of the work required in a course or may be volunteer work. Students must conduct their community service in institutions and agencies approved by the Community Outreach and Resources office. To earn credit for experiential learning for community service, students must fill out a Service Learning Contract and submit an evaluation from the institution/agency supervisor to their faculty advisor.

Total credits: 33-36