Majors must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese. This may be achieved by taking the Department Placement Test or successfully completing the language sequence through the 202 level.

Students who wish to take advanced courses in Portuguese must demonstrate the requisite level of language proficiency.

To advance student success and development, students are required to take:

NOTE: Majors and non-majors in the Teacher Education Program should contact the department for advising on special requirements for certification for teaching Spanish.

Majors in this track who are participating in the Teacher Education Program may, with departmental approval, make the following substitution: The Teaching Practicum may replace two advanced courses at the 300 level.

Courses designated as "Span" are taught in Spanish, unless otherwise indicated.

No courses may be taken for this track on a pass/fail basis.

Students in this track are strongly encouraged to study abroad.


  Required Courses (Take 3)
  Lat Am 101 Latin America: Contemporary Society and Culture (Taught in English)
OR Span 361 Spanish-American Civilization (Taught in Spanish) (Mandatory for Teachers)
  Span 262 Hispanic Masterpieces in Translation (Taught in English)
OR Span 352 History of Spanish-American Literature (Taught in Spanish) (Mandatory for Teachers)
  Lat Am 360 Language and Power in Latin America (Taught in English)
OR Span 320 Varieties of Spanish in the Americas (Taught in Spanish) (Mandatory for Teachers)


  Language Courses (Take 4)
  Span 280 Spanish Grammar for Speakers of Spanish
OR Span 230 Intermediate Composition and Conversation
  Span 289  Composition for Native Speakers
OR Span 301 Advanced Reading, Writing and Speaking
  Span 304 Spanish for Majors and Minors
  Span 314 Language Arts
  Span 316 Advanced Spanish Grammar


Advanced Courses at the 300 Level (Take 4)
Port 320 Nineteenth Century Portuguese Literature (Taught in English or Portuguese)
Port 321 Twentieth Century Portuguese Literature (Taught in English or Portuguese)
Span 351 History of Spanish Literature (Mandatory for Teachers)
Span 352  History of Spanish-American Literature (Mandatory for Teachers)
Span 353 Culture and Identity in Hispanic Literature
Span 360 Spanish Civilization (Mandatory for Teachers)
Span 362 Spanish-American Short Story
Span 364 Spanish-American Essay
Span 367 Literature of Hispanic People in the US
Span 368 Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature
Span 369 The Short Story in Spanish Literature
Span 370 Women in Spanish Literature
Span 371 Life and Literature in Nineteenth Century Spain
Span 372 Twentieth Century Spanish Literature to 1939
Span 373 Literature and Society in Contemporary Spain
Span 374 Readings in Hispanic Literature
Port/ Lat Am L375 Brazilian Civilization (Taught in English)
Span 380 Topics in Hispanic Literature and Civilization


  Advanced Courses at the 400 Level (Take 1)
  Span 432 The World of Don Quixote
  Span 433 Imperial Spain
  Span 450 Major Writers in Hispanic Literature
  Span 452 The Practice of Autobiography in Spanish and Latin-American Culture
  Span/Lat Am 454L Argentina
  Span 461 Spanish-American Colonial Literature
  Span 462 Contemporary Spanish-American Poetry
  Span 467 Contemporary Spanish-American Fiction
  Span 468 The Caribbean: Intellectual and Cultural History
  Span 478 Independent Study
OR Span 479 Independent Study
  Port 480 Studies in Luso-Brazilian Literature (Taught in English or Portuguese)
  Span 480 Studies in Hispanic Literature
  Span 481 Capstone Seminar in Hispanic Literature
  Span 491 Honors Thesis