Curriculum in Spanish
Requirements for the major, ID major, and minor
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Students taking their first Spanish course at Union must make an appointment with the department for a placement / advising meeting.
We are using the new renumbering system for courses (the 300-level corresponds to the former 130-level sequence; 400-level, to the former 140-level). Notice that SPN 203 (formerly SPN 123) is the only prerequisite for ALL 300-level courses. Students must take any two 300-level courses before taking a 400-level course.
Requirements for the Major in Spanish:
A minimum of ten courses beyond the 101-level, including two 300-level courses (from different clusters; see listing of clusters below), and four 400-level courses, one of which must be taken with WS designation in the Spring term of the senior year. Students who seek and qualify for departmental honors must take SPN-489 (Honors Senior Seminar), which will count as one 400-level course with WS designation. Courses listed under “Literature, Culture, and Cinema in Translation” do not count toward the major, interdepartmental major, or minor. Majors are expected to participate in a Term Abroad program. Elective courses pertinent to the major/minor in Spanish from other humanities and social sciences areas such as history, philosophy, literature, political science and art history, etc. are strongly recommended.
Requirements for the Interdepartmental Major in Spanish:
A minimum of seven courses beyond the 101-level, including two 300-level courses (from different clusters; see listing of clusters below) and two 400-level courses; one of the 400-level courses must be taken with WS designation in the Spring term of the senior year unless the student writes a thesis in the other department that integrates the two disciplines. Students who seek and qualify for departmental honors must take SPN-489 (Honors Senior Project), which will count as one 400-level course with WS designation. ID majors seeking honors must fulfill honors requirements in both departments/programs.
Requirements for the Minor in Spanish:
A minimum of six courses, including two 300-level courses (from different clusters; see listing of clusters below). No more than three 300-level courses can be counted for the minor. In place of one of the 300-level courses, one MLT course (on Peninsular Spanish or Latin American literatures and cultures) can be counted towards the minor.
The clusters of the 300-level sequence are:
a) Studies in Spanish Literatures and Cultures (300-324)
b) Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures (325-349)
c) Studies in Latina/o Literatures and Cultures (350-374)
d) Studies in Comparative Perspectives (375-399)
Juniors and seniors who have taken 400-level (140-level) courses without having taken two 300-level courses may have the second 300-level course waived as long as they have the required number of courses for the major/ID major.