Spanish Major & Minor Programs


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Major Information

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.

Orientation (12 hours)

These four courses are required for all tracks: 
3401 Advanced Grammar    
3403(H) Intermediate Spanish Composition or 3413 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
3450(H) Introduction to the Study of Literature and Culture in Spanish: Reading Texts    
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 Iberian Concentration courses – 9 credits
  • Diversification Requirement: 2 courses from either Latin American Literatures and Cultures Concentration or Hispanic Linguistics Concentration or one course from each Concentration – 6 credits
  • Iberian Seminar: Spanish 5650 (Offered AU semester only) – 3 credits
  • Electives: 1 course from any Concentration or the Electives section – 3 credits
    PDF icon Iberian Literatures and Cultures Concentration Worksheet

Track in Latin American Literatures and Cultures

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

Track in Hispanic Linguistics

  • Concentration Requirement: 3 courses from Hispanic Linguistics Concentration, including 4430 or 4430H – 9 credits
  • Diversification Requirement: 2 courses from either Iberian Concentration or Latin American Literatures and Cultures Concentration or one course from each Concentration – 6 credits
  • Hispanic Linguistics Seminar: Spanish 5630 (Offered SP semester only) – 3 credits
  • Electives: 1 course from any Concentration or the Electives section – 3 credits
    PDF icon 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 – 15 credits
  • 1 Seminar in Latin American or Iberian or Hispanic Linguistics Concentration (pre-requisites must be met) – 3 credits
  • 1 additional course from Latin American or Iberian or Hispanic Linguistics Concentration – 3 credits
    **Note: Courses from the Electives section are not included within this Track**

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. 

Iberian Literatures and Cultures 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) Spain 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 
5650 Seminar in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits

Latin American Literatures and Cultures Concentration

4515 Andean Art Culture and Society (taught in English), 3 credits 
4516 The Formation of Bolivian National Cultures (taught in English), 3 credits
4555(E) Indigenous and Colonial Literature of Spanish America, 3 credits 
4556 Modern Spanish American Literature, 3 credits
4557.10 Introduction to Latino Literature in the U.S., 3 credits
4557.20 Introduction to Other Latino Literature in the U.S., 3 credits 
4560(H) Spanish American Culture, 3 credits
4565H Latin American Indigenous Literatures & Cultures, 3 credits 
4570 Latin Soundscapes: Musical Cultures of Latin America, 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
5461 Latino Urbamism and the Reinvention of the American City (taught in English), 3 credits
5620 Gender and Power in the Americas, 3 credits
5640 Globalization & Latin America (taught in English), 3 credits 
5660 Seminar in Latin America Literatures and Cultures, 3-9 credits 

Hispanic Linguistics Concentration

4430(H) Introduction to Linguistics (Required in Concentration; 3404 pre-requisite), 3 credits
4532 Spanish Syntax, 3 credits
4534 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
Portuguese 5611 The Portuguese Language, 3 credits
5630 Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics, 3-9 credits 

Electives 

3404 Spanish Pronunciation, 3 credits (Spanish Minor option) 
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 
5201 Spanish in the Health Professions, 3 credits
5797 Study at a Foreign Institution,* 1-3 credits 
5689S Spanish in Ohio, 3 credits
4999(H) Honors Thesis Research,* 1-3 credits

*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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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.
  • ASC Honors students must fulfill the requirements of the Spanish Honors Minor. (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.
  • Courses taught in English do not count toward the Spanish Minor program

Orientation (9 hours)

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

Additional Courses (6 hours)

Choose two courses from the Concentration or Elective sections courses above, with at least one (1) course at the 4000-level. Courses taught in English do not count toward the Spanish Minor program
  ***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. 

2506 Latin American Culture in a Business Context, 3 credits
3401 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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