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Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Prerequisites

  • SPAN 324 Spanish Grammar and Composition (or equivalent) (3)
  • SPAN 328 Intermediate Spanish Conversation (2)

Other Key Courses

  • SPAN 322 Spanish Grammar: Form and Meaning in Context (3)
  • SPAN 346 Transatlantic Hispanic Cultures (3)

Admission to the Major

Admission Requirements

Take SPAN 324 or the equivalent and SPAN 328 and complete 30 hours of college course work with a minimum KU grade-point average of 2.0, excluding transfer hours.

Grade-Point Average Requirements

Grade-Point Average Calculation. If a student does not meet established admission grade-point average criteria initially, he or she must petition the department for permission to reapply and determine admission requirements/curriculum to be met by a specified date. KU’s course repeat policy applies to grade-point average calculations.

Requirements for the B.A. Major

Core Requirement 3 hours
  • SPAN 340 Textual Analysis and Critical Reading (3)
Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies Requirements 9  hour
  • Peninsular Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies. Choose 1 of the following:
    SPAN 440 Hispanic Studies: (with focus on Spain) (3)
    SPAN 441 Special Topics on Spanish Literature and Culture: _____ (3)
    SPAN 450 Medieval Spanish Studies: _____ (3)
    SPAN 451 Early Modern Spanish Studies: _____ (3)
    SPAN 452 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Studies: _____ (3)
    SPAN 453 Twentieth-Century Spanish Studies: _____ (3)
    SPAN 474 Studies in Spanish Literature and Culture: _____ (3)
  • Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies. Choose 1 of the following:
    SPAN 440 Hispanic Studies: (with focus on Latin America) (3)
    SPAN 442 Special Topics on Latin American Literature and Cultures: _____ (3)
    SPAN 460 Colonial Spanish-American Studies: _____ (3)
    SPAN 461 Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Studies: _____ (3)
    SPAN 462 Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Studies: _____ (3)
    SPAN 463 National Traditions in Spanish America: _____ (3)
    SPAN 464 Reading and Analysis of U.S. Latino/a Literatures: _____ (3)
    SPAN 475 Studies in Latin-American Literature and Culture: _____ (3)
  • And choose 1 of the following:
    SPAN 540 Colloquium on Hispanic Studies: _____ (3)
    SPAN 550 Colloquium on Spanish Film (3)
    SPAN 560 Colloquium on Latin American Film (3)
Advanced Language Study Requirements 11 hours
  • SPAN 424 Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar (3)
  • SPAN 428 Advanced Spanish Conversation (2)
  • Choose 1 of the following:
    SPAN 429 Spanish Phonetics (3)
    SPAN 448 Spanish Language and Culture for Business (3)
    SPAN 520 Structure of Spanish (3)
    SPAN 522 Advanced Studies in Spanish Language: _____ (3)
    SPAN 570 Studies in Hispanic Linguistics: _____ (3)
  • Choose 1 of the following:
    SPAN 520 Structure of Spanish (3)
    SPAN 522 Advanced Studies in Spanish Language: _____ (3)
    SPAN 570 Studies in Hispanic Linguistics: _____ (3)
    PORT 212 or higher (except PORT 300 and PORT 611)
Electives 6 hours
  • 6 additional credit hours are required in SPAN courses numbered SPAN 429 or higher, excluding SPAN 500 and SPAN 566. SPAN 346 may also be used to fulfill this requirement.

Minimum Major Requirements

29 hours

Certain course selections may increase the total major hours. Within the total minimum major hours, 21 hours must be in junior/senior-level courses and 15 junior/senior hours must be taken in residency.

Visit the department's website for more detailed recommendations regarding the order and pace at which major-level courses should be taken to complete the major in 4 years.

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