Departments & Programs
Spanish and Portuguese
Major in Spanish
Students must complete 33 credit hours for the major, including the following:
1. S250 and S280, or equivalent placement. Students who place into the S300 level are not eligible for S280 credit. As a result, they must take an additional 3 credits at the S300 or S400 level.
2. S324, S326, and S328.
3. One of the following tracks:
Hispanic Linguistics Track
Three 400-level electives in Spanish linguistics, one 400-level elective in Spanish literature, and two 300- or 400-level electives in any area.
Hispanic Literature Track
Three 400-level electives in Spanish literature, one 400-level elective in Spanish linguistics, and two 300- or 400-level electives in any area. At least one literature course must be taken in a pre-1800 field. The pre-1800 400-level classes are S407, S450, and S471.
Hispanic Studies Track
Four 400-level electives (at least one of which must be in Spanish literature and at least one in Spanish linguistics) and two 300- or 400-level electives in any area.
4. At least one 3 credit hour 400-level course must be taken on the Bloomington campus.
5. Portuguese P135 or Catalan C105 may be substituted for one 300-or 400-level general elective in any of the three tracks.
Note: The 400-level linguistics courses are S425, S427, S429, and S430. The 400-level literature courses are S407-S408, S417, S418, S419, S420, S422, S423, S435, S450, S470, S471-S472, S473, S474, S479, S480, and S481. Courses that count for either linguistics or literature depending on the topic are S495 and S498. The 400-level culture courses are S411, S412, and S413.
The following courses cannot be used to fulfill any portion of the major: S260, S265, S284, S290, S421, S494, and S499.
Native speakers of Spanish are not eligible for 100- and 200-level special credit. They must complete the major with course work at the 300 and 400 level.
Students must complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.