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Spanish / Program of Study

The Spanish program provides students with the knowledge and skills to communicate and listen effectively in a variety of contexts using the Spanish language. Students demonstrate proficiency in pronunciation, intonation and grammar structures, both in writing and orally. The history of Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries is studied, which allows students develop an awareness of their impact on art, literature, religion and music. Courses introduce students to Spanish poetry, theatre, and literature, providing the opportunity for students to think critically about and analyze works from multiple literary and historical periods. Undergraduate research and study abroad are important components of a Spanish major, and both are strongly encouraged at Meredith.

Major in Spanish
Students majoring in Spanish are required to complete 32-38 credit hours, which include Spanish, history and elective courses.

Minor in Spanish
Students minoring in Spanish are required to complete 18 credit hours of intermediate level and above Spanish courses.

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Required Major Courses

SPA 205 Intermediate Spanish I or placement (0-3 credits)*

SPA 206 Intermediate Spanish II or placement (0-3 credits)

SPA-207 - Intermediate Conversation and Service Learning (3 - 3.00 cr.)

SPA-303 - Identities of Spain (3.00 cr.)

SPA-304 - Identities of Latin America (3.00 cr.)

SPA-306 - Written Communication in Spanish (3.00 cr.)

SPA-307 - Spanish in the Community (3.00 cr.)

SPA-308 - Discovering Literature in Spanish (3.00 cr.)

SPA-321 - Language and Society (3.00 cr.)

Select 2 credits from the the following:

SPA-300 - Life and Study Abroad (1 - 3.00 cr.)

SPA-302 - Topics in Language and Culture (1 - 3.00 cr.)

SPA-480 - Community Internship (3.00 cr.)

*The 205 requirement is waived for students who place at the 206 level or above.


Electives

12 credit hours of electives chosen from the following:

HIS 200 Introduction to Latin America (3)**

SPA-300 - Life and Study Abroad (1 - 3.00 cr.)

SPA-301 - Business Spanish (3.00 cr.)

SPA-302 - Topics in Language and Culture (1 - 3.00 cr.)

SPA-303 - Identities of Spain (3.00 cr.)

SPA-304 - Identities of Latin America (3.00 cr.)

SPA-305 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3.00 cr.)

SPA-331 - Spanish and Latin American Film (3.00 cr.)

SPA-333 - Literary Explorations of Spain (3.00 cr.)

SPA-334 - Literary Explorations of Latin America (3.00 cr.)

SPA-335 - Special Topics in Literature and Culture (3.00 cr.)

SPA-385 - Basic Concepts of Spanish Translation (3.00 cr.)

SPA-386 - Advanced Spanish Translation Practice (3.00 cr.)

SPA-480 - Community Internship (3.00 cr.)

SPA-499 - Junior and Senior Research in Spanish (1 - 3.00 cr.)

SPA-498 - Honors Thesis in Spanish (3.00 cr.)

**Electives cannot be used to satisfy more than one major requirement.

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Debora Maldonado-DeOliveira
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