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Spanish Majors


The Spanish Major provides two concentrations:

1. Spanish and Latin American Literature.

(36 cr) SPAN 311, 312, 341, 342. In addition, 6 credits in literature before the 19th century)(SPAN 343, 345, 346, 348, 350, 353), 9 credits in Latin American literature (SPAN 360, 362, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 371), at least 3 credits of which must be in contemporary literature. Three additional credits must be taken from either one of the following courses: Spanish Civilization (SPAN 335) or Latin American Civilization (SPAN 336). Students may choose the remaining 6 credits in any course in literature from Spain or Hispanic America numbered above 342. Students planning to teach in grades 7-12 must also complete 3 credits in Second Language Acquisition, SPAN 399, 495 or SEDC 212 or SEDC 712.

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2. Translation and Interpretation

This program prepares students for careers in the growing field of translation and interpretation. Students take courses in Spanish language, literature, and civilization in conjunction with specialized courses in translation/interpretation theory and practice. An additional twelve credits of complementary courses in English and related fields of study are required. These must be approved by the program adviser. Sufficient flexibility is built into the program so that students may tailor certain requirements to fit their individual needs and interests. An intensive internship in translation and/or interpretation serves as the student’s capstone experience and preparation for future professional settings.  (36 cr.)

For more information about the Program of Translation and Interpretation, click here or please contact the Program Director, Tania Varela at 



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