Degree Requirements

First- and Second-Year Preparation

Spanish Major Prerequisite or Co-Requisite Knowledge

Majors must complete the following 2 courses. These hours do not contribute to the minimum number of hours required for the major. Majors must complete SPAN 324 in order to go on to advanced-level Spanish classes.

 

  • Intermediate Composition and Grammar. Satisfied by SPAN 324.
  • Intermediate Conversation. Satisfied by SPAN 328

 

Spanish Major Introductory Knowledge. Majors must complete the following 2 courses:

 

  • Textual Analysis and Critical Reading. Satisfied by SPAN 340.
  • Transatlantic Hispanic Cultures. Satisfied by SPAN 346.

 

Requirements for the B.A. Major

Spanish Major Core Knowledge and Skills 

Majors must complete at least 1 course (3 hours) in each of following areas:

  • Literature: Peninsular Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies. Satisfied by 1 of the following:

SPAN 440 Hispanic Studies: _____ (3)
SPAN 441 Special Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture: _____ (1-3)
SPAN 450 Medieval Spanish Studies: _____ (3)
SPAN 451 Early Modern Spanish Studies: _____ (3)
SPAN 452 Nineteenth Century Spanish Studies: _____ (3)
SPAN 453 Twentieth Century Spanish Studies: _____ (3)

  • Literature: Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies. Satisfied by 1 of the following:

SPAN 440 Hispanic Studies: _____ (3)
SPAN 442 Special Topics Latin American Literature and Cultures: _____ (1-3)
SPAN 460 Colonial Spanish-American Studies: _____ (3)
SPAN 461 Nineteenth Century Spanish-American Studies: _____ (3)
SPAN 462 Twentieth Century Spanish-American Studies: _____ (3)
SPAN 463 National Traditions in Spanish America: _____ (3)

  • Language: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar. Satisfied by SPAN 424.

  • Language: Advanced Spanish language or linguistics. Satisfied by 1 of the following: 

SPAN 429 Spanish Phonetics (3)
SPAN 448 Spanish Language and Culture for Business (3)
SPAN 520 Structure of Spanish (3)
SPAN 522 Advanced Studies in Spanish Language: _____ (3)
SPAN 570 Studies in Hispanic Linguistics: _____ (3)

  • Language: Advanced language, linguistics, or Portuguese. Satisfied by 1 of the following: 

SPAN 520 Structure of Spanish (3)
SPAN 522 Advanced Studies in Spanish Language: _____ (3)
SPAN 570 Studies in Hispanic Linguistics: _____ (3)
PORT 212 Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese I (3)
PORT 216 Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese II (3)
PORT 220 Intensive Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese (3-6)
PORT 320 Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures (3)
PORT 340 Textual Analysis and Critical Reading (3)
PORT 347 Brazilian Studies: _____ (3)
PORT 348 Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Business (3)
PORT 365 Studies in Brazilian Film: _____ (3)
PORT 388 Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese Conversation (1)
PORT 394 Special Readings in Brazilian Studies (1-3)
PORT 471 Studies in Brazilian Culture and Civilization: _____ (1-3)
PORT 475 Studies in Brazilian Literature: _____ (1-3)
PORT 488 Advanced Brazilian Portuguese Conversation (1)
PORT 490 Intensive Advanced Portuguese (3-6)
PORT 509 Phonetics (2)
PORT 540 Textual Analysis and Critical Reading (3)
PORT 547 Brazilian Studies: _____ (3)
PORT 548 Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Business (3)
PORT 560 Survey of Portuguese Literature (3)
PORT 565 Studies in Brazilian Film: _____ (3)

  • Advanced Conversation. Satisfied by SPAN 428.

  • Spanish Major Required Electives. Majors must complete 2 additional courses (6 hours) from the following courses: any Spanish 400+ or 500-level course (literature, language or culture), or Portuguese 212 or higher (except PORT 300 and PORT 611).

  • Spanish Major Capstone: Literature Colloquium. Majors must complete 1 (3 hour) capstone course in literature. Satisfied by 1 of the following:

SPAN 540 Colloquium on Hispanic Studies: _____ (3)
SPAN 550 Colloquium on Spanish Film (3)
SPAN 560 Colloquium on Latin American Film (3) 

Majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Please see your advisor about this opportunity.

Major Hours & Major GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Major Hours
Satisfied by 32 hours of major courses.

Major Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Major Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Major Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the major. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Graduation Plan

With careful planning and commitment to a full-time course load, you can graduate in 4 years. Download a sample 4-year plan for Spanish.

Contact Info

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2650
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3851
spanport@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~spanport/
Stuart Day, Chair
785-864-3851
spanport@ku.edu
Rosalea Postma-Carttar and Amy Rossomondo, Co-Directors, Spanish Language Instruction
785-864-3851
spanport@ku.edu

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2650
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3851
spanport@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~spanport/
Rob Bayliss, Chair, Undergraduate Studies
785-864-3851
rbayliss@ku.edu

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2650
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3851
spanport@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~spanport/
Jonathan Mayhew, Chair, Graduate Studies
785-864-0287
jmayhew@ku.edu
Jorge Pérez, Graduate Student Admissions
785-864-3851
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