Spanish Major & Minor Programs


Major |  Minor | Minor for Business


Major Information

The Spanish major consists of a minimum of 33 credit hours distributed as indicated below. A minimum grade of "C-" in all courses counting toward the major is required. Honors students must take 3450H and fulfill additional requirements. (H) and (E) denotes Honors and Embedded Honors versions available. Non-Honors students must meet minimum GPA and pre-requisite requirements to be considered for enrollment in Honors or Embedded Honors sections.

Orientation (12 hours)

These four courses are required for all tracks: 
3401(H) Advanced Grammar    
3403(H) Intermediate Spanish Composition or  3413 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
3450(H) Introduction to the Study of Literature and Culture    
3404 Spanish Pronunciation    

Spanish Major Tracks (21 hours)

Students desiring to switch tracks during the major will be able to do so fairly easily, given the common core requirements of each track. However, it should be noted that the longer a student waits to switch tracks, the potentially more time-consuming such a switch will become.

Track in Iberian Literatures and Cultures

  • Concentration Requirement: 3 courses from Group A – 9 credits
  • Diversification Requirement: 2 courses from either Group B or Group C or one course from each Group – 6 credits
  • Senior Seminar: Spanish 5650 or Spanish 5680.02H – 3 credits
  • Electives: 1 course from either Group A, Group B, Group C, or Group D – 3 credits

Track in Latin American Literatures and Cultures

  • Concentration Requirement: 3 courses from Group B – 9 credits
  • Diversification Requirement: 2 courses from either Group A or Group C or one course from each Group – 6 credits
  • Senior Seminar: Spanish 5660 or Spanish 5680.03H – 3 credits
  • Electives: 1 course from either Group A, Group B, Group C, or Group D – 3 credits

Track in Hispanic Linguistics

  • Concentration Requirement: 3 courses from Group C, including either 3430 or 4430H – 9 credits
  • Diversification Requirement: 2 courses from either Group A or Group B or one course from each Group – 6 credits
  • Senior Seminar: Spanish 5630 or 5680.01H – 3 credits
  • Electives: 1 course from either Group A, Group B, Group C, or Group D – 3 credits

Track in Hispanic Studies

  • 2 courses from one Group, plus 2 courses from another Group, plus 1 course from the remaining Group – 15 credits
  • Senior Seminar in one of Groups A, B, or C (pre-requisites must be met) – 3 credits
  • 1 additional course from any of Groups A, B, or C – 3 credits

Immersion Requirement
In order to satisfy the Spanish Immersion Requirement, students must fulfill one of the following options:

  • They must successfully complete an accredited Spanish study abroad program approved by the major/minor advisor; it must be a minimum of 5-weeks in length with at least 3 semester credit hours at the intermediate (3400) level or above; or
  • they must have studied an academic year (at least 9 months) in a Spanish-language high-school or university; or
  • they must document that they spent at least one calendar year abroad (12 months) in a Spanish-language immersion environment; or
  • they must successfully complete Spanish 5689S: Spanish in Ohio; or
  • they must be a heritage Spanish speaker entering at the 3400-level (SLRPE exam required); or
  • they must be a native Spanish speaker as defined by Ohio State (exempt from SLRPE exam). 

* Only 2 Honors embedded courses may count toward the Major program.
** Only one course in English may be counted toward the Spanish Major program.
*** 4999(H), 5797, 4193 can be taken for up to 9 credit hours, but only a maximum of 3 credit hours can count toward the Spanish Major program.

Group A: Iberian Literatures and Cultures 

4551(E) Classical Spanish Literature*, 3 credits
4552(H) Modern Spanish Literature, 3 credits 
4561(H) The Culture of Spain, 3 credits 
4567(H) Spain Mosaic: Catalonia, Basque Country, Galicia and Andalusia, 3 credits 
4564 Spanish Culture during Francoism, 3 credits
4581 Spanish Film, 3 credits 
4595.02 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9 credits 
5650 Senior Seminar in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits
5680.02H Honors Seminar in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits 

Group B: Latin America Literatures and Cultures

4515 Andean Art Culture and Society (taught in English**), 3 credits 
4516 The Formation of Bolivian National Cultures, 3 credits
4555(E) Indigenous and Colonial Literature of Spanish America, 3 credits 
4556 Modern Spanish American Literature, 3 credits
4557.10 Latino Literature, 3 credits
4557.20 Survey of the Other Latino/a Literature in the U.S., 3 credits 
4560(H) Spanish American Culture, 3 credits
4565H Latin American Indigenous Literatures & Cultures, 3 credits 
4580 Latin American Film, 3 credits
4590H Interdisciplinary Protocols (taught in English**), 3 credits 
4595.03 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9 credits
5640 Globalization & Latin America (taught in English**), 3 credits 
5660 Senior Seminar in Latin America Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits 
5680.03H Honors Seminar in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits 

Group C: Hispanic Linguistics 

4430(H) Introduction to Linguistics (Required in Concentration; 3404 pre-requisite), 3 credits
4536 Language Change in Spanish, 3 credits
5537 Hispanic Psycholinguistics, 3 credits
4538 Language Variation in Spanish, 3 credits
4595.01 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9 credits 
4532 Spanish Syntax, 3 credits
4534(H) Spanish Phonology, 3 credits
4610 Contrastive Structures of English and Spanish, 3 credits
5611 The Portuguese Language (taught in English**), 3 credits
5630 Senior Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics, 3-9 credits 
5680.01H Honors Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics, 3-9 credits 

Group D: Electives 

3406 Intermediate Business Spanish, 3 credits
3570 CLLC Radio, 3 credits
4603 Advanced Spanish Composition, 3 credits
4606 Advanced Business Spanish, 3 credits
4613 Advanced Spanish Composition for Native Speakers, 3 credits 
4193 Individual Studies,*** 1-3 credits
4194 Group Studies, 1-9 credits 
5797 Study at a Foreign Institution,*** 1-3 credits 
5689S Spanish in Ohio, 3 credits
4999(H) Honors Thesis Research,*** 1-3 credits


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Minor Information

The Spanish minor consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours distributed as indicated below. A minimum grade of C- in all courses counting toward the minor is required. Honors students must take 3450H and fulfill additional requirements. Courses taught in English may not count toward the minor program. (H) and (E) denotes Honors and Embedded Honors versions available. Non-Honors students must meet minimum GPA and pre-requisite requirements to be considered for enrollment in Honors or Embedded Honors sections.

**Effective Summer 2013: Spanish Minor requires at least one (1) course at the 4000-level.**

Orientation (9 hours)

These three courses are required: 
3401(H) Advanced Grammar    
3403(H) Intermediate Spanish Composition or  3413 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
3450(H) Introduction to the Study of Literature & Culture    

Additional Courses (6 hours)

Choose any two courses from the following options.   
  
Iberian Literatures and Cultures 
4551(E) Classical Spanish Literature, 3 credits
4552(H) Modern Spanish Literature, 3 credits
4561(H) The Culture of Spain, 3 credits 
4567(H) Spain Mosaic: Catalonia, Basque Country, Galicia and Andalusia, 3 credits 
4564 Spanish Culture during Francoism, 3 credits
4581 Spanish Film, 3 credits
4595.02 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9 credits
5650 Senior Seminar in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits
5680.02H Honors Seminar in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits

Latin America Literatures and Cultures 
4516 The Formation of Bolivian National Cultures, 3 credits
4555(E) Indigenous and Colonial Literature of Spanish America, 3 credits
4556 Modern Spanish American Literature, 3 credits
4557.10 Latino Literature, 3 credits
4557.20 Survey of the Other Latino/a Literature in the U.S., 3 credits 
4560(H) Spanish American Culture, 3 credits
4565H Latin American Indigenous Literatures & Cultures, 3 credits
4580 Latin American Film, 3 credits
4595.03 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9 credits
5660 Senior Seminar in Latin America Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits
5680.03H Honors Seminar in Latin America Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits 

Hispanic Linguistics 
4430(H)
 Introduction to Linguistics (Required in Concentration; 3404 pre-requisite), 3 credits 
4536 Language Change in Spanish, 3 credits
4537 Hispanic Psycholinguistics. 3 credits
4538 Language Variation in Spanish, 3 credits
4595.01 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9 credits
4532 Spanish Syntax, 3 credits
4534(H) Spanish Phonology, 3 credits
4610 Contrastive Structures of English and Spanish, 3 credits
5630 Senior Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics, 3-9 credits
5680.01H Honors Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics, 3-9 credits

Electives 
3404 Pronunciation, 3 credits
3406 Intermediate Business Spanish, 3 credits
3570 CLLC Radio, 3 credits
4603 Advanced Spanish Composition, 3 credits
4606 Advanced Business Spanish, 3 credits
4613 Advanced Spanish Composition for Native Speakers, 3 credits
4193 Individual Studies,*** 1-3 credits
4194 Group Studies, 1-9 credits
5797 Study at a Foreign Institution,*** 1-3 credits
5689S Spanish in Ohio, 3 credits 

***5797 and 4193 can be taken for up to 9 credit hours, but only a maximum of 3 credit hours can count toward the Spanish Minor program


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Spanish Minor for Business

The Spanish minor for Business consists of minimum 15 credit hours distributed as indicated below. A minimum grade of “C-” in all courses comprising the minor is required. Not open to Honors students. Please note that (H) indicates offering of both regular and Honors versions.


2506 Latin American Culture in a Business Context, 3 credits
3401(H)  Advanced Grammar, 3 credits  
3403(H) Intermediate Spanish Composition or  3413 Spanish for Heritage Speakers, 3 credits
3406 Business Culture and Communication I, 3 credits
4606 Business Culture and Communication II, 3 credits  

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