The minor in Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers a highly flexible 18-credit curriculum, making it ideal for students who wish to integrate Spanish with another field of study. After completing two core courses, minors choose from elective options such as Caribbean Literature and Culture, Literature and Dictatorship, Studies in Latinx Cultural Production, Queer Latin America and many more.
Applies to all students who declared in fall 2019 or later. See course requirements for students who declared prior to fall 2019.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits including 6 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses, and satisfactory completion of the prerequisite introductory language sequence.
|Prerequisite introductory language sequence|
|SPAN 1011||Intensive Beginning Spanish: the Spanish-speaking world|
|or SPAN 1012||Intensive Elementary Spanish: the Spanish-speaking world|
|SPAN 1013||Intermediate Spanish I: the Spanish-speaking world|
|SPAN 1014||Intermediate Spanish II: the Spanish-speaking world|
|SPAN 2005||Advanced Spanish I|
|Required minor courses|
|SPAN 2006||Advanced Spanish II|
|or SPAN 2026||Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners|
|SPAN 3100||Texts and Contexts of the Spanish-Speaking World|
|or SPAN 3100W||Texts and Contexts of the Spanish-Speaking World|
|12 credits selected from SPAN 2500 and any SPAN courses numbered 3000 or above. At least 3 of these credits must be in literary studies. Literary studies courses include:|
|SPAN 3400||Theatre of Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 3410||Latin American Short Fiction|
|SPAN 3420||The Essay in Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 3440||Caribbean Literature and Culture|
|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 3540||Major Authors of Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 3550||Queer Latin America|
|SPAN 3570||Women Writers of Spain and Latin America|
|SPAN 3600||Special Topics|
|SPAN 3650||Literature and Dictatorship|
|SPAN 3700||Cinema of Spain and Latin America|
|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 4510||Cervantes Don Quixote|
|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 4650||Literary Translation|
|SPAN 4700||Film as Text in Latin America|
*Only 3 of the 6 credits earned in SPAN 2056 are applied to this requirement.
Note: With the exception of courses take in GW Study Programs in Chile and Madrid, no more than three courses taken abroad may count toward the minor.
Course Requirements for Students Who Declared Prior to Fall 2019
Students must complete 18 credit hours consisting of:
- Three courses chosen from SPAN 2005-3040,
- SPAN 3100, and
- Two courses in literature at the 3000-4000 level (from SPAN 3300 to SPAN 4700).
No more than three courses taken abroad may count toward the minor (excluding GW Study Centers in Chile and Spain).