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:

SPAN 202A Intermediate Spanish II 1 (3)
Literature (6)
SPAN 312 Introduction to Literary Studies in Spanish
SPAN 319 Transatlantic Texts in Spanish
Writing: Select two of the following: (6)
SPAN 306 Composition and Grammar
SPAN 413 Advanced Writing
SPAN 414 Spanish for Translation
Speaking: Select two of the following: (6)
SPAN 305 Conversation and Grammar
SPAN 314 The Sounds of Spanish; Theory and Practice
SPAN 415 Advanced Conversation
Electives: Select any 2 courses numbered 320-485 (6)
Capstone: Select one of the following: (3)
SPAN 420 Cinema in the Hispanic World
SPAN 425 The Boom of Latin American Literature
SPAN 451 Cervantes
SPAN 475 Hispanic Women Writers
SPAN 481 Spanish Seminar
SPAN 483 Topics in Spanish Linguistics
SPAN 485 Spanish American Seminar
SPAN 492 Individual Study 3
Beyond the Classroom: Select one of the following: 0-3
SPAN 000 Service Learning
SPAN 301 Study Abroad Reflection (for academic credit)
SPAN 491 Individual Study
SPAN 492 Individual Study
SPAN 499 Internship
Total Credits 30-33

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