B.A. in Spanish & Latin American Languages, Literatures & Cultures

The requirements for the major in Spanish and Latin American Language and Literatures are as follows:


For students who declared on or after Fall 2014:

  1.     The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
  2.     Prerequisite courses – Span 1001, 1002 (or 1012), 1003, 1004 (or 1034), 2005.
  3.     30 credit hours consisting of Span 2006 (or 2056); Span 3100; seven 3000-4000-level courses distributed as indicated below; and, in the senior year, Span 4910. The seven 3000-4000-level courses must include two in literature before 1800, two in literature since 1800, and three chosen from among all 3000-4000-level Spanish courses.  Additionally, in the senior year, students invited to write an honors thesis, can enroll in Span 4920.
  4. Up to two 3000-4000 level courses may be taken from outside the program, with the approval of the Spanish major advisor. No more than four courses taken abroad or another institution may count toward the Major (excluding GW Study Centers in Chile and Spain).

For students who declared before Fall 2014:

  1.     The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
  2.     Prerequisite courses – Span 10011002 (or 1012), 10031004 (or 1034), 2005, 2006 or equivalents.
  3.     30 credit hours consisting of 3100, 3210 and 3220; six 3000-4000-level courses in Spanish and Latin American literature, distributed as indicated immediately below; and, in the senior year, Span 4910-49.  The six 3000-4000-level courses must include two in literature before 1800, two in literature since 1800, and two chosen from among all 3000-4000-level courses.  Additionally, up to two 3000-4000-level courses may be taken from outside the program, with the approval of the advisor.  No more than four courses taken abroad or at another institution may count toward the Major (excluding GW Study Centers in Argentina, Chile, and Spain).

 

SP18 Major/Minor and Study Abroad Advising

A-H  Prof. Christopher Britt ([email protected])

I-R  Prof. Sergio Waisman ([email protected])

S-Z Prof. Yvonne Captain ([email protected])

 

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

Program-specific curriculum:

Introductory language sequence (17 credits or equivalent):
SPAN 1001
SPAN 1002
Elementary Spanish I
and Elementary Spanish II
or SPAN 1012 Intensive Elementary Spanish: the Spanish-speaking world
SPAN 1003
SPAN 1004
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II
or SPAN 1034 Intensive Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 2005Advanced Spanish I
Required
SPAN 2006Advanced Spanish II
or SPAN 2056 Intensive Advanced Spanish
SPAN 3100Readings in Spanish and Latin American Literature
SPAN 4910WProseminar I (required of all Spanish majors in the fall semester of the senior year)
Two courses (6 credits) from the following:
SPAN 3500Medieval Iberia in the Modern World
SPAN 3510Heresy and the Other in Early Modern Iberia
SPAN 3520Latin American Colonial Literature
SPAN 3530The Limits of Enlightenment in Spain and Latin America
SPAN 3600Special Topics
SPAN 4510Cervantes Don Quixote
Two courses (6 credits) from the following:
SPAN 3410Latin American Short Fiction
SPAN 3420The Essayist Tradition in Latin America
SPAN 3650Literature and Dictatorship
SPAN 3700Cinema of Spain and Latin America
SPAN 4410Contemporary Narrative in Latin America
SPAN 4460Southern Cone Literature and Culture
SPAN 4520Topics in the Avant-garde
SPAN 4540The Myth of the Two Spains
SPAN 45501898-1998: Spain's First Century without Empire
SPAN 4560Modern Poetry of Spain and Latin America
SPAN 4600Special Topics
SPAN 4700Film as Text in Latin America
Three additional courses from those listed above or from the following:
SPAN 3010WAdvanced Spanish Writing
SPAN 3022Advanced Oral Proficiency: Environmental and Social Sustainability in Latin America
SPAN 3040Advanced Spanish Service Learning
SPAN 3400Theatre of Spain and Latin America
SPAN 3430Afro–Latin America in the Diaspora
SPAN 3440Caribbean Literature and Culture
SPAN 3540Major Authors of Spain and Latin America
SPAN 3570Women Writers of Spain and Latin America
SPAN 4450Mexican Literature and Culture
SPAN 4650Literary Translation
SPAN 4800Independent 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.

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