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Advisory Board:

Dr. Carmen Cañete Quesada (on leave with Fulbright, 2013-14)  Dr. Miguel Vazquez (on sabbatical Fall 2013) Dr. Mauricio Almonte
We wish our students to have a broad understanding of the Old World / New World dynamics marking Hispanic literatures and cultures. Students concentrating in Spanish will be required to take courses in both the Peninsular and Latin American areas that deal with literatures and cultures prior to the 1700s.

This concentration prepares students for a wide range of post-baccalaureate options. Given the international focus, our graduates will be prepared to enter graduate programs in any number of fields depending on their interests and other work done at the Honors College (e.g., Graduate programs in Spanish Literature, Cultural Studies, Latin American Studies, Education, Translation and Interpretation; Professional Schools: Law, International Business, International Relations). They may envision careers in sectors as diverse as education, law, human resource services, translation, court interpretation, business, diplomatic corps, banking, international organizations and NGOs, among others.

Available Options: Concentration in Spanish; Minor concentration in Spanish Literature (choice of two tracks).

Concentration in Spanish

Prerequisite Courses
Course # Course Name Credits
SPN 1120 Honors Beginning Spanish Language and Culture I 4
SPN 1121 Honors Beginning Spanish Language and Culture II 4
SPN 2220 Honors Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I 4
SPN 2221 Honors Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II 4
  Total Credits (prerequisites) 16
A student may satisfy these prerequisites by demonstrating proficiency at the SPN 2220 level via the CLEP exam or some other means acceptable to the Advisory Board.
Additional Requirements: In addition to the prerequisites, students must take the following courses.
Additional Requirements
Course # Course Name Credits
SPN 2240, or
IDS 2931 / IDS 4933
Honors Intermediate Spanish Conversation, or
Honors History, Politics, Civilization and Culture in Latin American
3
SPN 3400 Honors Advanced Spanish Language and Culture I 4
SPW 3030 Honors Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3
SPW 3104; or
SPW 3584
Honors Spanish Literature from Jarchas to Calderon; or
Honors Spanish Literature: Enlightenment to the 20th Century
3
SPW 3136; or
SPW 3134
Honors Latin American Literature: Pre-Columbian and Colonial; or
Honors Latin American Literature: Modernismo to Post-Boom
3
  Spanish Electives 8-12
SPW 4970 Honors Thesis in Spanish 6
  Total Credits (additional requirements) 30-34
  Total Credits (including prerequisites) 46-50

Spanish Concentration Electives: Students must complete three courses from the following two groups. Only one of the courses in Group B can be used to satisfy the requirement. Students are reminded they need 45 upper-level (3000 or 4000-level) credits to graduate.

Group A
Course # Course Name Credits
SPW 4492 Honors Novísima Literatura del Caribe
(New Literature of the Spanish Caribbean)
3
SPW 4930 Honors Special Topics in Spanish 3
SPW 4428 Honors Spanish Golden Age Literature 3
SPW 4957 Honors Spanish or Latin American
Literature Study Abroad *
1-4
SPN 4957 Honors Advanced Spanish Language
and Culture Study Abroad *
1-4
SPW **** Honors Elective 3-cr Literature class at 3000 or 4000 level 3-6
* Requirement: Students must study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country for a summer or a semester in a program approved by the advisory board.
Group B
Course # Course Name Credits
ANT 4331 Honors Anthropology of the Andes 3
ANT 3332 Honors Peoples of Latin America 3
ANT 4166 Honors Andean Cultural Studies 3-6
ANT 4930 Honors Collective Memory, History and Culture 3
WOH 2022 Honors History of Civilization II 3
CPO 4303 Honors Latin American Politics 3
INR 3248 Honors Exporting Democracy:
U.S. Policy Toward Latin America
3
CPO 4305 Honors Religion and Politics in Latin America 3

Honors Thesis: The Honors College research and thesis should be completed in Spanish.

Minor Concentration in Spanish Literature (Choice of Two Tracks)

Track 1: For Non-Native Speakers
Course # Course Name Credits
SPN 2221 Honors Intermediate
Spanish Language and Culture II
4
SPN 3400 Honors Advanced
Spanish Language and Culture I
4
SPW 3030 Honors Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3
SPW **** Two Honors Elective 3-credit courses
at the 3000- or 4000- level
6
  Total Credits (Track 1) 17
Track 2: For Native Speakers or Heritage Speakers
Course # Course Name Credits
SPN 3400 Honors Advanced Spanish Language and Culture 4
SPW 3030 Honors Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3
SPW **** Three Honors Elective 3-credit courses
at the 3000- or 4000- level
9
  Total Credits (Track 2) 16

Note: Students will be allowed to transfer up to two courses. Also, students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in courses taken for the minor concentration.

* Updated 12/3/2012

 
Last Modified 11/21/13