Spanish Honors


Honors Major | Honors Minor


Honors Major

The Spanish Honors major consists of a minimum of 33 credit hours distributed as indicated below. A minimum grade of “C-” in all courses comprising the major is required. Students must maintain a minimum CPHR of 3.4 throughout the honors 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.

Orientation (9 hours)

These three courses are required. 
3401(H) Advanced Grammar  
3403(H) or 3413 Intermediate Spanish Composition
3450H Introduction to the Study of Literature & Culture H-section required

Core (24 hours)

  • One course: Spanish 4603 Advanced Spanish Composition OR Spanish 3404 Pronunciation – 3 credits 
  • Three courses in a primary concentration – 9 credits
  • Two courses in a secondary concentration – 6 credits
  • Two of five concentration courses must carry Honors status (E = Embedded Honors available*)
  • Non-Honors Spanish Senior Seminar (5650, 5660, or 5630) and Spanish 5680H or Spanish Honors Thesis completion (4999H) and Spanish 5680H – 6 credits

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

Latin American Studies Concentration
4461 Latino Urbanism and the Reinvention of the American City (taught in English**), 3 credits
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
4582 Latinx Cinema: Filmmaking, Production & Consumption (taught in English**), 3 credits
4590H Interdisciplinary Protocols (taught in English**), 3 credits
4595.03 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9 credits
5620 Gender and Power in the Americas, 3 credits
5640 Globalization & Latin America (taught in English**), 3 credits

Hispanic Linguistics Concentration
4430(H) Introduction to Linguistics (Required in Concentration; 3404 pre-requisite), 3 credits
4532 Spanish Syntax, 3 credits
4534(H) Spanish Phonology, 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
4610 Contrastive Structures of English and Spanish, 3 credits
4689S Translation & Interpreting in the Latino Community, 3 credits
5389 US Latino Languages and Communities, 3 credits
5611 The Portuguese Language, 3 credits

* Only 2 Honors embedded courses may count toward the Honors Major program
** Only one course in English may be counted toward the Spanish Major program

Senior Seminars
Students that choose to complete an honors thesis may count 4999H credit hours toward the major in lieu of taking the non-honors Senior Seminar. 

5630 Senior Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics, 3-9 credits
5650 Senior Seminar in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits
5660 Senior Seminar in Spanish Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits
5680.01H Honors Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics, 3-9 credits
5680.02H Honors Seminar in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits
5680.03H Honors Seminar in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 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 5689: 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.

Graduation with Distinction in Spanish

  • Previously stated requirements listed under “Honors in the Liberal Arts with a major in Spanish”.
  • Honors Thesis (for 8+ hours of 4999H credit) under direction of a faculty member chosen by the student. Student will also choose another faculty member in the department as a committee member. The thesis will also have an outside committee member, who will be chosen by the student in consultation with the thesis director
  • One hour oral examination covering topic of thesis. All three committee members will participate in the exam
  • Students that choose to complete the honors thesis may count 4999H credit hours toward the major in lieu of taking the non-honors Senior Seminar.

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


Honors Major | Honors Minor


Honors Minor

  • Spanish 3401 & 3403; Honors sections are highly recommended, but not required.
  • Spanish 3450H + 2 courses at the 4400, 4500 or 4600-level (one of which must carry H-status).
  • Courses taught in English may not count toward the Honors minor program.
  • Honors minor contracts will require a minimum of 15 hours.

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

Latin American Literatures and Cultures
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
5620 Gender and Power in the Americas, 3 credits

Hispanic Linguistics 
4430H Introduction to Linguistics (Required in Concentration; 3404 pre-requisite), 3 credits 
4532 Spanish Syntax, 3 credits
4534(H) Spanish Phonology, 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
4610 Contrastive Structures of English and Spanish, 3 credits
4689S Translation & Interpreting in the Latino Community, 3 credits
5389 US Latino Languages and Communities, 3 credits

Additional courses
4606
Business Culture & Communication II, 3 credits 
5689S Spanish in Ohio: An Experiential Course, 3 credits

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