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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Spanish Major Prerequisite or Co-Requisite Knowledge (6)  
Majors must complete the following 2 courses. These hours do not contribute to the minimum number of hours required for the major. Majors must complete SPAN 324 in order to go on to advanced-level Spanish classes.  
Intermediate Composition and Grammar. Satisfied by:  
Grammar and Composition  
Intermediate Conversation. Satisfied by:  
Intermediate Spanish Conversation  
Spanish Major Introductory Knowledge. Majors must complete the following 2 courses:  
Textual Analysis and Critical Reading. Satisfied by:  
SPAN 340 Textual Analysis and Critical Reading (3)  
Transatlantic Hispanic Cultures. Satisfied by:  
SPAN 346 Transatlantic Hispanic Cultures (3)  

Requirements for the B.A. Major

Spanish Major Core Knowledge and Skills (26)  
Majors must complete at least 1 course (3 hours) in each of following areas:  
Literature: Peninsular Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):  
Hispanic Studies: _____  
Special Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture: _____  
Medieval Spanish Studies: _____  
Early Modern Spanish Studies: _____  
Nineteenth Century Spanish Studies: _____  
Twentieth Century Spanish Studies: _____  
Literature: Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):  
Hispanic Studies: _____  
Special Topics Latin American Literature and Cultures: _____  
Colonial Spanish-American Studies: _____  
Nineteenth Century Spanish-American Studies: _____  
Twentieth Century Spanish-American Studies: _____  
National Traditions in Spanish America: _____  
Language: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar. Satisfied by:  
SPAN 424 Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar (3)  
Language: Advanced Spanish language or linguistics. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):  
Spanish Phonetics  
Spanish Language and Culture for Business  
Structure of Spanish  
Advanced Studies in Spanish Language: _____  
Studies in Hispanic Linguistics: _____  
Language: Advanced language, linguistics, or Portuguese. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):  
Structure of Spanish  
Advanced Studies in Spanish Language: _____  
Studies in Hispanic Linguistics: _____  
Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese I  
Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese II  
Intensive Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese  
Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures  
Textual Analysis and Critical Reading  
Brazilian Studies: _____  
Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Business  
Studies in Brazilian Film: _____  
Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese Conversation  
Special Readings in Brazilian Studies  
Studies in Brazilian Culture and Civilization: _____  
Studies in Brazilian Literature: _____  
Advanced Brazilian Portuguese Conversation  
Intensive Advanced Portuguese  
Portuguese Phonetics and Phonology  
Textual Analysis and Critical Reading  
Brazilian Studies: _____  
Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Business  
Survey of Portuguese Literature  
Studies in Brazilian Film: _____  
Advanced Conversation. Satisfied by:  
SPAN 428 Advanced Spanish Conversation (2)  
Spanish Major Required Electives. Majors must complete 2 additional courses (6 hours) from the following courses: any Spanish 400+ or 500-level course (literature, language or culture), or PORT 212 or higher (except PORT 300 and PORT 611) (6 credit hours).  
Spanish Major Capstone: Literature Colloquium. Majors must complete 1 (3 hour) capstone course in literature. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):  
Colloquium on Hispanic Studies: _____  
Colloquium on Spanish Film  
Colloquium on Latin American Film  

Majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Please see your advisor about this opportunity.

Major Hours & Major GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Major Hours
Satisfied by 32 hours of major courses.

Major Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Major Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Major Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the major. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.


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