Spanish and Hispanic Studies Requirements

Requirements for the Major in Spanish and Hispanic Studies:

A minimum of ten courses beyond the 101-level, including two 300-level courses (from different clusters; see listing of clusters below), and four 400-level courses, one of which must be taken with WS designation in the Spring term of the senior year. Students who seek and qualify for departmental honors must take SPN-489 (Honors Senior Seminar), which will count as one 400-level course with WS designation. Courses listed under “Literature, Culture, and Cinema in Translation” do not count toward the major or interdepartmental major. Majors are expected to participate in a Term Abroad program. Elective courses pertinent to the major/minor in Spanish from other humanities and social sciences areas such as history, philosophy, literature, political science and art history, etc. are strongly recommended.

Requirements for the Interdepartmental Major in Spanish and Hispanic Studies:

A minimum of seven courses beyond the 101-level, including two 300-level courses (from different clusters; see listing of clusters below) and two 400-level courses; one of the 400-level courses must be taken with WS designation in the Spring term of the senior year unless the student writes a thesis in the other department that integrates the two disciplines. Students who seek and qualify for departmental honors must take SPN-489 (Honors Senior Project), which will count as one 400-level course with WS designation. ID majors seeking honors must fulfill honors requirements in both departments/programs.

Requirements for the Minor in Spanish:

A minimum of six courses, including two 300-level courses (from different clusters; see listing of clusters
below). No more than three 300-level courses can be counted for the minor. In place of one of the 300-level courses, one “Literature, Culture, and
Cinema in Translation” (MLT) course (on Peninsular Spanish or Latin American literatures and cultures) can be counted towards the minor