Spanish Major Program

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Spanish Course Descriptions and Pre-Requisites

Complete course descriptions and pre-requisites are listed in the official OSU Course Catalog. Students may also search specific term Spanish offerings through the Registrar's Schedule of Classes

Spanish Major Program Requirements

The Spanish major consists of a minimum of 33 credit hours distributed into tracks as indicated below.

  • A minimum grade of "C-" in all courses counting toward the major is required.
  • ASC Honors students must fulfill the requirements of the Spanish Honors Major. (H) and (E) denotes Honors and Embedded Honors versions available.
    • Only 2 Honors embedded (E) courses may count toward the Major program.
    • Non-Honors students must meet minimum GPA and pre-requisite requirements to be considered for enrollment in Honors or Embedded Honors sections.
  • Only 1 course taught in English at the 4000 or 5000-level may count toward the Spanish Major and Spanish Honors Major program.

**All Ohio State University study abroad programs for Summer & Autumn 2021 have been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  As such, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese is suspending the Immersion Requirement for students graduating in Academic Year 2021-2022*

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Spanish Major Requirements

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Orientation Level

These four courses are required for all tracks:                                                                         Term  
3401 Advanced Grammar; and                                                                                                  All Terms
3403(H) Intermediate Spanish Composition; or                                                                      All Terms
3413 Spanish for Heritage Speakers; and                                                                                Every AU Term
3450(H) Intro to the Study of Literature and Culture in Spanish: Reading Texts; and          All Terms
3404 Spanish Pronunciation                                                                                                     All Terms

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Major Tracks

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: 3 courses from Iberian Concentration courses – 9cr
  • Diversification: 2 courses from either Latin American Literatures and Cultures Concentration or Hispanic Linguistics Concentration or one course from each Concentration – 6cr
  • Iberian Seminar: Spanish 5650(E) (Offered AU semester only) – 3cr
  • Electives: 1 course from any Concentration or the Electives section – 3cr

    Iberian Literatures and Cultures Concentration Worksheet


Track in Latin American Literatures and Cultures

  • Concentration: 3 courses from Latin American Literatures and Cultures Concentration courses – 9cr
  • Diversification: 2 courses from either Iberian Concentration or Hispanic Linguistics Concentration or one course from each Concentration – 6cr
  • Latin American Seminar: Spanish 5660(E) (Offered both AU and SP semester) – 3cr
  • Electives: 1 course from any Concentration or the Electives section – 3cr

    Latin American Literatures and Cultures Concentration Worksheet


Track in Hispanic Linguistics

  • Concentration: 3 courses from Hispanic Linguistics Concentration, including 4430 or 4430H – 9cr
  • Diversification: 2 courses from either Iberian or Latin American Literatures and Cultures Concentration or one course from each Concentration – 6cr
  • Hispanic Linguistics Seminar: Spanish 5630(E) (Offered SP semester only) – 3cr
  • Electives: 1 course from any Concentration or the Electives section – 3cr

    Hispanic Linguistics Concentration Worksheet


Track in Hispanic Studies

  • 2 courses from one Concentration, plus 2 courses from another Concentration, plus 1 course from the remaining Concentration – 15cr
  • 1 Seminar in Latin American or Iberian or Hispanic Linguistics Concentration (pre-requisites must be met) – 3cr
  • 1 additional course from Latin American or Iberian or Hispanic Linguistics Concentration – 3cr
    **Note: Courses from the Electives section are not included within this Track**

*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.

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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; or
  • they must be a native Spanish speaker as defined by Ohio State. 

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Spanish Honors Major Requirements

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Orientation Level 

These four courses are required. 
3401 Advanced Grammar  
3403(H) Intermediate Spanish Composition or 3413 Spanish for Heritage Speakers 
3450H Introduction to the Study of Literature & Culture in Spanish H-section required
4603 Advanced Spanish Composition OR Spanish 3404 Spanish Pronunciation – 3 credits

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Core

  • Three courses in a primary concentration - 9 credits; and
  • Two courses in a secondary concentration - 6 credits; and
  • Two of five concentration courses must carry Honors status (E = Embedded Honors available*); and
  • Spanish Seminar (5650, 5660, or 5630 - 3 credits); and
  • Spanish Honors Thesis completion (4999H, 4+ credits) or Spanish Embedded Honors Seminar (5650E, 5660E, or 5630E - 3 credits)

NOTE: Exceptions to the above requirements and distributions will be considered when they do not diminish the quality of the individual major program.

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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; or
  • they must be a native Spanish speaker as defined by Ohio State. 

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Graduation with Distinction in Spanish

  • Previously stated requirements listed under “Honors in the Liberal Arts with a major in Spanish”.
  • Complete an Honors Thesis (for 4+ hours of 4999H credit) under direction of SPPO faculty member.
  • Students who choose to complete the honors thesis may count Spanish 4999H credit hours toward the honors major in lieu of taking a second Seminar.

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Projected Spanish Major and Minor level offerings for AU21 & SP22

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  • 3450 Introduction to the Study of Literature and Culture in Spanish: Reading Texts                   SP22
  • 4551(E) Spanish Golden Age Literature, 3cr                                                                                    SP22
  • 4552(H) Modern Spanish Literature, 3cr                                                                                          AU21
  • 4561(H) The Culture of Spain, 3cr                                                                                                     SP22
  • 4564 Spanish Culture during Francoism, 3cr                                                                                  AU21, SP22
  • 4567(H) Spain Mosaic: Catalonia, Basque Country, Galicia and Andalusia, 3cr                           SP22
  • 4581 Spanish Film, 3cr                                                                                                                       AU21
  • 5650(E) Seminar in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 3-9cr                                                           AU21
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  • 4515 Andean Art Culture and Society (taught in English), 3cr                                                   AU21
  • 4516 The Formation of Bolivian National Cultures (taught in English), 3cr                               SP22
  • 4555(E) Indigenous and Colonial Literature of Spanish America, 3cr                                      AU21
  • 4556 Modern Spanish American Literature, 3cr                                                                         SP22
  • 4557.10 Introduction to Latino Literature in the U.S., 3cr                                                           AU21
  • 4557.20 Introduction to Other Latino Literature in the U.S., 3cr                                               SP22
  • 4560(H) Spanish American Culture, 3cr                                                                                     AU21
  • 4565H Latin American Indigenous Literatures & Cultures, 3cr                                                 SP22
  • 4570 Latin Soundscapes: Musical Cultures of Latin America, 3cr                                            SP22
  • 5461 Latino Urbanism and the Reinvention of the American City (taught in English), 3cr      SP22
  • 5620 Gender and Power in the Americas, 3cr                                                                           AU21
  • 5640 Globalization & Latin America (taught in English), 3cr                                                      SP22​​   
  • 5660(E) Seminar in Latin America Literatures and Cultures, 3cr                                              AU21, SP22​​​​​
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  • 4430(H) Introduction to Linguistics (Required in Concentration; 3404 pre-requisite), 3cr          AU21, SP22
  • 4534 Spanish Phonology, 3cr                                                                                                           SP22
  • 4537 Hispanic Psycholinguistics, 3cr                                                                                               AU21
  • 4538 Language Variation in Spanish, 3cr                                                                                        AU21
  • 4689S Translation & Interpreting in the Latino Community, 3cr                                                    AU21       
  • 5203 Sociolinguistics and Latino Health, 3cr (pending curricular approval)                                AU21
  • 5389 US Latino Languages and Communities, 3cr                                                                        SP22                                                          
  • 5630(E) Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics, 3-9cr                                                                              SP22
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  • 3404 Spanish Pronunciation, 3cr                                                                                                     ALL TERMS
  • 3406 Intermediate Business Spanish, 3cr                                                                                       AU21
  • 3570 CLLC Radio, 3cr                                                                                                                                
  • 4603 Advanced Spanish Composition, 3cr
  • 4606 Advanced Business Spanish, 3cr
  • 4613 Advanced Spanish Composition for Native Speakers, 3cr 
  • 4193 Individual Studies,* 1-3cr
  • 4194 Group Studies, 1-9cr
  • 5201 Spanish in the Health Professions, 3 cr                                                                                  AU21
  • 5202 Spanish in the Health Professions II, 3cr
  • 5797 Study at a Foreign Institution,* 1-3cr 
  • 5689S Spanish in Ohio, 3cr                                                                                                               AU21SP22
  • 4999(H) Honors Thesis Research,* 1-3cr
  • *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.