Major in Spanish 2013-2014

The Spanish department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Spanish department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

Students must complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and 32 required credit hours and the required courses listed below. At least 12 upper division credits must be taken at CU-Boulder. No grade lower than C- will count toward the major requirement. Students seeking teaching certification in Spanish must take SPAN 3050, 3120, and 3200 or 3210. Students who want certification for teaching at the secondary level should note that the School of Education requires SPAN 4650 and 4660. No more than 3 independent study credit hours may be counted towards the major.

Portuguese: Although no major in Portuguese alone is offered, the departmenet offers a combined Spanish and Portuguese Language and Culture option.

Arabic Language and Culture: Although no major in Arabic is offered, the department offers a number of courses in Language and Culture.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses

Prerequisites

  • SPAN 1010 (5) Beginning Spanish 1
  • SPA 111 (5) Spanish Language 1
  • SPAN 1020 (5) Beginning Spanish 2
  • SPA 112 (5) Spanish Language 2

or

  • SPA 114 (5) Fast-Track Spanish I and II
  • SPAN 2110 (3) Second Year Spanish 1
  • SPA 115 (3) Spanish for the Professional I

or

  • SPA 211 (3) Spanish Language III
  • SPAN 2120 (3) Second Year Spanish 2
  • SPA 212 (3) Spanish Language IV

or

  • SPA 215 (3) Spanish for the Professional II

Language and Literature Option

  • SPAN 3000 (5) Advanced Spanish Language Skills
  • SPAN 3100 (3) Literary Analysis in Spanish
  • SPAN 3120 (3) Advanced Spanish Grammar

One of the following Hispanic Linguistics courses:

  • SPAN 3050 (3) Spanish Phonology and Phonetics

or

  • SPAN 3150 (3) Linguistic Analysis of Spanish

or

  • SPAN 4430 (3) Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics

or

  • SPAN 4450 (3) Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Complete at least 9 credit hours in upper-division literature, culture, and/or language (may include the Hispanic linguistics requirement).

Complete at least 12 credit hours in courses at the 4000-level or above, with at least 9 credit hours devoted to literature.

3 of these credit-hours must be fulfilled by either:

  • SPAN 4150 (3) Masterpieces of Spanish Literature to 1700

or

  • SPAN 4160 (3) Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: 1700 to Present AND

3 of these credit-hours must be fulfilled by either:

  • SPAN 4170 (3) Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature to 1898

or

  • SPAN 4180 (3) Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature 1898 to Present

(Twelve credit hours may include the Hispanic linguistics requirement).

In addition to the 32 credit hours in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 6 credit hours in courses from outside the Spanish department in one or more related fields.

Spanish and Portuguese Language and Culture Option

Prerequisites:

  • PORT 2110 (3) Second Year Portuguese 1 or
  • PORT 2350 (3) Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

and

  • PORT 2120 (3) Second year Portuguese 2 or
  • an upper-division Span/Port course (3 credits)

NOTE: If PORT 2150 is taken, the missing 1 credit hour doesn’t have to be made up.

NOTE: All students whose Portuguese skills are beyond the PORT 2120 and 2150 level, are not required to take these courses. However, students have to make up these credits by taking 6 hours of upper-division SPAN or PORT courses or any related courses outside the department, upon approval by department.

Required Courses

  • PORT 3003 (3) Advanced Portuguese Language Skills
  • PORT 3220 (3) Latin American Culture: Spanish Americas and Brazil

or

  • PORT 3230 (3) Lusophone Cultures: Brazil, Portugal, and Lusophone Africa
  • 4000-level PORT course (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3000 (3) Advanced Spanish Language Skills
  • SPAN 3100 (3) Literary Analysis in Spanish
  • SPAN 3120 (3) Advanced Spanish Grammar

One of the following Hispanic Linguistics courses:

  • SPAN 3050 (3) Spanish Phonology and Phonetics

or

  • SPAN 3150 (3) Linguistic Analysis of Spanish

or

  • SPAN 4430 (3) Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics

or

  • SPAN 4450 (3) Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Two Upper-division SPAN or PORT literature, culture, and/or language courses (6 hours) (May including Hispanic Linguistics requirement)

Masterpiece Courses (6 hours):

3 of these credit-hours must be fulfilled by either:

  • SPAN 4150 (3) Masterpieces of Spanish Literature to 1700

or

  • SPAN 4160 (3) Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: 1700 to Present and

3 of these credit-hours must be fulfilled by either:

  • SPAN 4170 (3) Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature to 1898

or

  • SPAN 4180 (3) Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature 1898 to Present
  • SPAN or PORT 4000-level course (3 hours)

International Spanish for the Professions Option

Prerequisites:

  • ECON 2010 (4) Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 202 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 2020 (4) Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 201 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics

Note: Students must have sufficient Spanish to be admitted to 3000-level courses.

Professional Spanish courses (15 credit hours) (No substitutions permitted)

  • SPAN 3030 (3) Professional Spanish for Business 1
  • SPAN 3040 (3) Professional Spanish for Business 2 (must be taken at CU-Boulder)
  • SPAN 3200 (3) Spanish Culture

or

  • SPAN 3210 (3) The Cultural Heritage of Latin America

or

  • SPAN 3220 (3) Latin American Culture: Spanish America and Brazil

or

  • SPAN 3420 (3) Catalan Culture
  • SPAN 4060 (3) Problems of Business Translation in Spanish 1
  • SPAN 4070 (3) Problems of Business Translation in Spanish 2 (must be taken at CU-Boulder)

Spanish Language Courses (17 credit hours):

  • SPAN 3000 (5) Advanced Spanish Language Skills
  • SPAN 3100 (3) Literary Analysis in Spanish
  • SPAN 3120 (3) Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • Any SPAN 4000-level course (3 credit hours)

Recommended Elective (3 hours):

  • SPAN 3050 (3) Spanish Phonology and Phonetics
  • SPAN 3310 (3) 20th Century Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 3340 (3) 20th Century Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 4930 (1-4) Languages Internship for Professions

Courses in the Leeds School of Business and Administration (16 credit hours):

(No substitutions permitted)

  • BCOR 2000 (4) Accounting and Financial Analysis 1
  • BCOR 2050/2400 (3) Fundamentals of Marketing
  • BCOR 2150/2300 (3) Adding Value with Management (Prereq., BCOR 2050)
  • BCOR 3000/3100 (3) Business Law, Ethics, and Public Policy
  • ECON 3403 (3) International Economics and Policy (not in the Leeds School of Business and Administration)

“(pre-requisite: ECON 1000 or ECON 2010 and 2020).

  • ECO 235 (3) International Economics

Note: Courses taught at the lower-division level will count as lower-division credit at UCB, although they may have upper-division equivalencies at UCB.

Note: The above courses must be taken in sequence. Completion of the above sequence does not fulfill all the requirements for a minor in the Leeds School of Business and Administration. Majors interested in this option must consult with their Spanish departmental advisor.

Area courses:

Students must complete 12 credit hours in area courses, six of which may be lower-division. The courses must fall outside the Spanish department or in a field related to their professional interests or a second major or degree. These may include courses in business, economics, computer science, linguistics, another foreign language, Chicano studies, Latin American studies and international affairs, and any course dealing with the Hispanic world from anthropology, history, political science, and geography. Courses meeting this requirement must be approved by an advisor.

NOTES:

The College of Arts and Sciences does not allow more than 45 credit hours in any one discipline to be counted toward the 120 credit hours required for a B.A. degree. This rule does not mean that a student may not take more than 45 credit hours in Spanish, but rather that one must have at least 75 credit hours in courses other than Spanish. PORT 2110 and 2120 or 2150 will be accepted as partially fulfilling upper-division courses in other foreign languages. No Spanish, business, and/or approved area course with a grade of C- will be counted in the major requirements.

Students who major in any of the three Spanish options are expected to meet with their departmental advisor before registration. Failure to do so may delay graduation. Students considering entering graduate school for an advanced degree in Spanish, either at CU-Boulder or any other institution, should see a departmental advisor as early as possible.