College of Arts & Sciences

Modern and Classical Languages

The Spanish Major and Minor

The Major in Spanish

The Spanish major requires 10 courses (30 credits) including:

  • SPA 202 (Intermediate Spanish II) (depending on placement)
  • SPA 301 or 303 (Spanish Conversation) (depending on placement)
  • SPA 302 (Spanish Composition) (waived for students who completed 303)
  • SPA 310 (Introduction to Literatures of the Spanish-Speaking World)
  • One of the following 4 SPA courses:
    • SPA 350  (Introduction to Latin American Cultures)
    • SPA 351* (Introduction to Spanish Cultures)
    • SPA 355  (Río de la Plata; Study Tour)
    • SPA 356* (Spain: Study Tour)
  • SPA 380 (Introduction to Spanish Linguistics)
  • The remaining SPA credits must include at least 2 4xx level SPA courses

Requires 3 Integrative Learning (IL) GEP courses (9 credits) including:  

  • LIN 101 Introduction to Linguistics

and two of the following courses:

  • LIN 317, 340, 401, 470
  • EDU 357
  • HIS 203, 204, 301, 302, 303, 304, 359
  • POL 331
  • THE 356
*Students may receive credit towards their major for only SPA 351 or SPA 356, but not both.


Spanish majors up to and including the class of 2015 are required to complete an oral exit interview in the spring semester of their senior year. They have the option of completing this interview with SJU faculty members or through an organization (fee required) that carries ACTFL certification. Beginning with the class of 2016, Spanish majors will be required to complete an ACTFL certified proficiency test during the spring semester of their senior year. A fee (to be paid directly to the testing service) will be required. For more information, see http://www.languagetesting.com/academic.cfm."

For more information, contact Dr. Heather Hennes.


The Minor in Spanish

The Spanish minor requires completing six courses (18 credits) including:

  • SPA 202  (Intermediate Spanish II) (depending on placement)
  • SPA 301 or 303 (Spanish Conversation) (depending on placement)
  • SPA 302 (Spanish Composition) (waived for students who completed 303)
  • The remaining SPA credits must include SPA courses at the 3xx or 4xx levels

Spanish minors are not required to complete an ACTFL certified proficiency test but they are encouraged to do so as a way to document officially their Spanish oral proficiency. A fee (to be paid directly to the testing service) will be required. For more information, see http://www.languagetesting.com/academic.cfm.

For additional information, contact Dr. Jennifer Ewald or Dr. Elaine Shenk.

Students in Spanish may also wish to pursue a minor or certificate in Latin American Studies or a minor in Linguistics.

Courses

SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I (4 credits)
SPA 102 - Beginning Spanish II (4 credits)
SPA 111 - Beginning Spanish I (PLS) (3 credits)
SPA 112 - Beginning Spanish II (PLS)(3 credits)
SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)
SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)
SPA 210 - Intermediate Spanish I (PLS) (3 credits)
SPA 211 - Intermediate Spanish II (PLS)(3 credits)
SPA 296 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 297 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 298 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 299 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 301 - Spanish Conversation (3 credits)
SPA 302 - Spanish Composition (3 credits)
SPA 303 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers(3 credits)
SPA 310 - Introduction to Literatures of the Spanish-Speaking World (3 credits)
SPA 320 - Current Events in the Spanish-Language Media: Latin America (3 credits)
SPA 330 - Spanish for Business (3 credits)
SPA 331 - Spanish for International Business (3 credits)
SPA 340 - Advanced Spanish Conversation (3 credits)
SPA 341 - Advanced Spanish Composition (3 credits)
SPA 342 - Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 credits)
SPA 350 - Introduction to Latin American Cultures (3 credits)
SPA 351 - Introduction to Spanish Cultures (3 credits)
SPA 355 - Rio de la Plata Study Tour (3 credits)
SPA 356 - Spain Study Tour (3 credits)
SPA 360 - Spanish in the Community (4 credits)
SPA 370 - Topics in Spanish (3 credits)
SPA 375 - Translation (3 credits)
SPA 380 - Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 credits)
SPA 396 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 397 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 398 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 399 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 401 - Topics in Latin American Cultures (3 credits)
SPA 402 - Topics in Spanish Cultures (3 credits)
SPA 410 - From the Old World to the New in Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
SPA 411 - From the Modern World to the Present in Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
SPA 420 - Major Latin American Authors (3 credits)
SPA 421 - De Brujas, Náufragos y Sicarios: Short and Modern Latin American Novel and Film (3 credits)
SPA 422 - Culture, Dictatorship, and Exile in the Latin-American Southern Cone, 1973-85 (3 credits)
SPA 423 - Latin American Modern Short Story (3 credits)
SPA 424 - The Discourse of Latin American Modernity (Poetry) (3 credits)
SPA 425 - Imagery of the Conquest: Indigenous and Mestizo Perspectives (3 credits)
SPA 426 - Culture in Revolution (3 credits)
SPA 427 - Identity and Power in the Americas: 1350-1650 (3 credits)
SPA 430 - Narratives of European Exploration and Conquest in America (3 credits)
SPS 431 - Commonplaces of Colonial Experience (3 credits)
SPA 440 - Major Spanish Authors (3 credits)
SPA 441 - Love, Courtship, and Violence in Medieval Spanish Literature (3 credits)
SPA 442 - Passions of Heart and the Soul of Imperial Spain (3 credits)
SPA 443 - Staging Gender, Sexuality, and Social Conflict in Spain's Golden Age (3 credits)
SPA 444 - Heroes, Villians, Rogues, and Saints in Don Quijote (3 credits)
SPA 445 - The Literary Spain of Ignatius of Loyola (3 credits)
SPA 446 - Romanticism and Realism: Heros, Angels and Villians in 19th Century Spanish Literature (3 credits)
SPA 447 - The Generation of 1898 and Modernismo (3 credits)
SPA 448 - The Posguerra Generation (3 credits)
SPA 449 - Spanish Literature and Film (3 credits)
SPA 450 - Spain into the 21st Century (3 credits)
SPA 455 - Women in Spanish Literature (3 credits)
SPA 456 - Women's Voices in 20th-Century Spanish and Latin American Fiction (3 credits)
SPA 460 - A Linguistic Approach to Oral Communication: Analysis and Practice (3 credits)
SPA 461 - Methods for Teaching Spanish (3 credits)
SPA 466 - Spanish Dialectology (3 credits)
SPA 467 - Language Contact and Politics in the U.S. (3 credits)
SPA 468 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3 credits)
SPA 470 - Topics in Spanish (3 credits)
SPA 480 - Topics in Spanish Linguistics (3 credits)
SPA 490 - Spanish Internship 1 (3 credits)
SPA 491 - Spanish Internship II (3 credits)
SPA 493 - Independent Research in Spanish I (3 credits)
SPA 494 - Independent Research in Spanish II (3 credits)
SPA 496 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 497 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 498 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)
SPA 499 - Course Taken Abroad/ Transfer Course (3 credits)