Spanish Program

Spanish Degree Requirements

The following degree requirements are those reflected in the fall 2014 course catalog.

Major

9 courses above the basic sequence distributed as follows

  • SPAN 310 Survey of Spanish Literature to 1800
  • SPAN 320 Survey of Spanish Literature since 1800
  • SPAN 330 Survey of Latin-American Literature
  • 6 electives including:
    • SPAN 210 Conversation and Composition
        or
      SPAN 220 Advanced Grammar and Composition, but not both
    • Any course at the 300 level or above

The department encourages all students to have a study-abroad experience. Some things to remember include that, for a major and a minor, at least half of the courses taken to fulfill those requirements must be taken in residence. Courses taken abroad that will transfer as SPAN courses have to be based on literary texts, approaches, or linguistics. If a student hasn’t taken SPAN 200 at Hendrix, a course in conversation could transfer as an equivalent. Courses taken in Spanish but in other disciplines transfer as courses in those disciplines and do not count towards a Spanish major or minor.

Senior Capstone Experience

The Senior Capstone Experience for the Spanish major is a comprehensive examination based on coursework in the major and on courses taken abroad, if applicable. The format of the written examination may vary from question to question, but the test will consist of five parts, and should not exceed three hours in length. The grade for the Senior Capstone Experience is based on the examination.

Minor

5 courses above the basic sequence which may include:

  • Either SPAN 210 Conversation and Composition
      or
    SPAN 220 Advanced Grammar and Composition, but not both
  • Any class at the 300 level or above