Spanish Major Requirements
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.
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):
Literature: Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):
Language: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar. Satisfied by:
Language: Advanced Spanish language or linguistics. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):
Language: Advanced language, linguistics, or Portuguese. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):
Advanced Conversation. Satisfied by:
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):
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:
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.