BA in Spanish & Latin American Languages, Literatures & Cultures
The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures and Cultures is designed to engage students in the language and cultures of Spain and the Americas while sharpening their analytical and communicating skills.
We encourage students in the major to complement their studies with related coursework in other literatures as well as in history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, musicology, theater, architecture and various other subject areas in the humanities. Study abroad is strongly recommended as well.
Departmental Honors in Spanish
Students interested in earning special honors in Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures and Cultures to be noted on their transcript must meet all requirements:
- Meet GW’s general special honors requirements.
- Graduate with a GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.75 in classes for the major.
- Complete an honors thesis no later than the spring semester of senior year.
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
The major-specific curriculum.
|SPAN 2006||Advanced Spanish II|
|or SPAN 2026||Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners|
|or SPAN 2056||Intensive Advanced Spanish through Sustainability Literacy|
|or SPAN 2156||Intensive Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners|
|SPAN 2500||The Spanish-Speaking World: Spain, Latin America, and the United States|
|SPAN 3100W||Texts and Contexts of the Spanish-Speaking World|
|SPAN 4910W||Senior Seminar (required of all Spanish majors in the fall semester of the senior year)|
|Two courses (6 credits) selected from the following:|
|SPAN 3500||Medieval Iberia in the Modern World|
|SPAN 3510||Heresy and the Other in Early Modern Iberia|
|SPAN 3520||Decolonizing the Empire: Colonial Latin America|
|SPAN 3530||Enlightenment Spain|
|SPAN 3600||Special Topics|
|SPAN 4510||Cervantes Don Quixote|
|Four courses (12 credits) selected from the following. With the approval of the major advisor, two of these courses may be taken outside the program.|
|SPAN 3200||Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World|
|SPAN 3400||Theatre of Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 3410||Latin American Short Fiction|
|SPAN 3420||The Essay in Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 3430||Afro-Latin America in the Diaspora|
|SPAN 3440||Caribbean Literature and Culture|
|SPAN 3540||Major Authors of Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 3550||Queer Latin America|
|SPAN 3570||Women Writers of Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 3650||Literature and Dictatorship|
|SPAN 3700||Cinema of Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 4200||Topics on Hispanic Linguistics|
|SPAN 4410||Contemporary Narrative in Latin America|
|SPAN 4450||Mexican Literature and Culture|
|SPAN 4460||Southern Cone Literature and Culture|
|SPAN 4480||Studies in Latinx Cultural Production|
|SPAN 4520||Experimental Literature|
|SPAN 4540||The Myth of the Two Spains|
|SPAN 4550||1898 to 1998: Spain's First Century without Empire|
|SPAN 4560||Modern Poetry of Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 4600||Special Topics|
|SPAN 4650||Literary Translation|
|SPAN 4700||Film as Text in Latin America|
|SPAN 4800||Independent Study|
|Excluding courses taught at GW Study Centers abroad, no more than four courses taken abroad or at another institution may count toward the major.|