Students majoring in Spanish fulfill the departmental requirements by completing a minimum of nine courses totaling not less than 30 credit hours, only one in translation, including:
- WLS 208 or ;
- WLS 212 ;
- at least one course at the 300-level with primary focus on Spanish Literature and Cultures among , , or any special topics courses that are offered in a particular year;
- at least one course at the 300-level with primary focus on Spanish-American Cultural Practices among , , , or any special topics courses that are offered in a particular year;
- and three additional courses above , one of which could be WLL 263 A-D (if taught by Spanish faculty and taken in conjunction with WLS 271 or WLS 272 ).
Students will fulfill the writing requirement in the Spanish major by successfully completing or , , , and .
World Languages and Literatures Writing in the Major Requirement: Students majoring in French, German, and Spanish will demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in writing ("Advanced Plus" on the ACTFL scale). World Languages and Literatures majors will develop the ability to write in the target language in a range of genres including writing for academic, social, and professional contexts in such forms as letters, reports, and research papers for purposes of description, narration, and analysis. WLL majors will demonstrate in writing the ability to perform a close reading of a literary or cultural text including explication of relevant rhetorical features, structural elements, and historical and cultural references. Through writing assignments students learn how to develop a thesis, provide textual evidence, present logical arguments, and employ appropriate theoretical lenses.
See World Languages and Literatures