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:

BA in Spanish

  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).

FA18 Major/Minor and Study Abroad Advising

 

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

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

The major-specific curriculum.

Required
SPAN 1095The Spanish-Speaking World: Spain, Latin America, and the United States
SPAN 2006Advanced Spanish II
or SPAN 2026 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners
or SPAN 2056 Intensive Advanced Spanish
or SPAN 2156 Intensive Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners
SPAN 3100WTexts and Contexts of the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN 4910WSenior Seminar (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 3520Decolonizing the Empire: Colonial Latin America
SPAN 3530Enlightenment Spain
SPAN 3600Special Topics
SPAN 4510Cervantes Don Quixote
Four courses (12 credits) from the following. Two of these courses may be substituted with courses from outside the program, with the approval of the Spanish major advisor.
SPAN 3200Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN 3400Theatre of Spain and Latin America
SPAN 3410Latin American Short Fiction
SPAN 3420The Essay in 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 3550Queer Latin America
SPAN 3570Women Writers of Spain and Latin America
SPAN 3650Literature and Dictatorship
SPAN 3700Cinema of Spain and Latin America
SPAN 4200Spanish Applied Linguistics
SPAN 4410Contemporary Narrative in Latin America
SPAN 4450Mexican Literature and Culture
SPAN 4460Southern Cone Literature and Culture
SPAN 4480Studies in Latinx Cultural Production
SPAN 4520Experimental Literature
SPAN 4540The Myth of the Two Spains
SPAN 45501898 to 1998: Spain's First Century without Empire
SPAN 4560Modern Poetry of Spain and Latin America
SPAN 4600Special Topics
SPAN 4650Literary Translation
SPAN 4700Film as Text in Latin America
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.