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Spanish

Majoring & Minoring

Spanish majors are advised to pursue language courses until their proficiency assures successful work with literature and culture. Majors are expected to acquire a general knowledge of the literatures and civilizations of the Spanish-speaking world.

All Spanish majors are strongly urged to include plans for study abroad, either during their junior year or through summer programs offered or approved by Southwestern University.

The capstone experience for Spanish majors consists of either a seminar or a study project stemming from a semester abroad or from an upper level course taken during the senior year. The program is intended to cover the broad aspects of the discipline and culminates in an oral presentation. Together with advanced courses, the capstone provides a solid grounding to prepare students for graduate work, as well as for sophisticated, original projects in a diverse array of fields.

Major in Spanish

A major in Spanish consists of a minimum of 30 credits, or eight courses:

•    SPA15-124 Spanish IV

•    One course from:
     SPA15-334 Conversation through Hispanic Cinema (course trailer)
     SPA15-344 Introduction to Literary Studies

•    One course from:
     SPA15-354 Cultures of Latin America
     SPA15-364 Cultures of Spain

•    Four additional courses from the following levels: 300, 400, 500, 600, 700

•    SPA15-934 Research Seminar for Seniors (Capstone)

Majors must take part in an exit interview to be conducted during the
semester of their Spanish capstone experience.

Minor in Spanish

A minor in Spanish consists of a minimum of 18 credits, or a total of five courses:

•    SPA15-124 Spanish IV

•    One course from:
     SPA15-334 Conversation through Hispanic Cinema (course trailer)
     SPA15-344 Introduction to Literary Studies

•    One course from:
     SPA15-354 Cultures of Latin America
     SPA15-364 Cultures of Spain

•    Two additional courses from the following levels: 300, 400, 500, 600, 700

Minors must take part in an exit interview to be conducted upon completion or during the same semester the requirements of the minor  are fulfilled.