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

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Spanish Major Requirements

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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 program.
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These four courses are required for all tracks:                                                                         Term  
3401 Advanced Grammar; and                                                                                                  AU20, SP21
3403(H) Intermediate Spanish Composition; or                                                                       AU20, SP21
3413 Spanish for Heritage Speakers; and                                                                                 AU20
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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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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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. 

Education Abroad

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Projected Spanish Major and Minor level offerings for SU20, AU20 and SP21

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4551(E) Spanish Golden Age Literature, 3cr                                                                                             SP21
4552(H) Modern Spanish Literature, 3cr 
4561(H) The Culture of Spain, 3cr                                                                                                              SP21
4564 Spanish Culture during Francoism, 3cr                                                                                            AU20 & SP21
4567(H) Spain Mosaic: Catalonia, Basque Country, Galicia and Andalusia, 3cr                                    AU20
4568 Catalan Cultures, 3cr
4581 Spanish Film, 3cr                                                                                                                                AU20 & SP21
4595.02 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9cr 
5650(E) Seminar in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 3-9cr                                                                    AU20

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4515 Andean Art Culture and Society (taught in English), 3cr                                                                 AU20
4516 The Formation of Bolivian National Cultures (taught in English), 3cr
4555(E) Indigenous and Colonial Literature of Spanish America, 3cr                                                    AU20
4556 Modern Spanish American Literature, 3cr                                                                                       AU20 & SP21
4557.10 Introduction to Latino Literature in the U.S., 3cr                                                                         AU20
4557.20 Introduction to Other Latino Literature in the U.S., 3cr                                                              SP21
4560(H) Spanish American Culture, 3cr                                                                                                    SP21​​​​​​
4565H Latin American Indigenous Literatures & Cultures, 3cr 
4570 Latin Soundscapes: Musical Cultures of Latin America, 3cr                                                           SU20    
4580 Latin American Film, 3cr
4582 Latinx Cinema: Filmmaking, Production & Consumption (taught in English), 3cr                         AU20​
4590H Interdisciplinary Protocols (taught in English), 3cr 
4595.03 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9cr
5461 Latino Urbanism and the Reinvention of the American City (taught in English), 3cr
5620 Gender and Power in the Americas, 3cr                                                                                          SP21
5640 Globalization & Latin America (taught in English), 3cr                                                                    SP21​​​​​
5660(E) Seminar in Latin America Literatures and Cultures, 3-9cr                                                         AU20 & SP21

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4430(H) Introduction to Linguistics (Required in Concentration; 3404 pre-requisite), 3cr                    AU20 & SP21
4532 Spanish Syntax, 3cr
4534(E) Spanish Phonology, 3cr
4536 Language Change in Spanish, 3cr
4537 Hispanic Psycholinguistics, 3cr                                                                                                        AU20
4538 Language Variation in Spanish, 3cr                                                                                                 AU20
4595.01 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9cr
4610 Contrastive Structures of English and Spanish, 3cr
4689S Translation & Interpreting in the Latino Community, 3cr
5389 US Latino Languages and Communities, 3cr                                                                                  SP21
Portuguese 5611 The Portuguese Language, 3cr                                                                                   AU20
5630(E) Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics, 3-9cr                                                                                        SP21

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3406 Intermediate Business Spanish, 3cr                                                                                                AU20
3570 CLLC Radio, 3cr                                                                                                                                AU20
4603 Advanced Spanish Composition, 3cr
4606 Advanced Business Spanish, 3cr                                                                                                    SP21
4613 Advanced Spanish Composition for Native Speakers, 3cr 
4193 Individual Studies,* 1-3cr
4194 Group Studies, 1-9cr 
5201 Spanish in the Health Professions, 3cr                                                                                           AU20
5202 Spanish in the Health Professions II, 3cr
5797 Study at a Foreign Institution,* 1-3cr 
5689S Spanish in Ohio, 3cr                                                                                                                      AU20 & SP21
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.