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 35-38 credit hours, which include Spanish, history and elective courses.

Major in Spanish with a Concentration in Cultural Literacy
Students majoring in Spanish with a Concentration in Cultural Literacy are required to complete 35-38 hours, which include 21-24 hours of core courses in Spanish and an additional 14 hours of cultural literacy-related courses.

Major in Spanish with a Concentration in Professional Spanish
Students majoring in Spanish with a Concentration in Professional Spanish are required to complete 35-38 hours, which include 21-24 hours of core courses in Spanish and an additional 14 hours of courses related to Spanish in a professional setting.

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

Spanish course descriptions »

Undergraduate course catalogue »

Spanish Major 35-38 hours
Required Major Courses – Core Curriculum 21-24 hoursSPA – 205Intermediate Spanish I (3 cr.)
SPA – 206Intermediate Spanish II (3 cr.)
SPA – 207Spanish Beyond the Classroom (3 cr.)
SPA – 303Identities of Spain (3 cr.)
or
SPA – 304Identities of Latin America (3 cr.)
SPA – 305Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3 cr.)
or
SPA – 321Language and Society (3 cr.)
SPA – 306Written Communication in Spanish (3 cr.)
SPA – 307Spanish in the Community (3 cr.)
SPA – 308Discovering Literature in Spanish (3 cr.)

ElectivesHIS – 200Introduction to Latin American History (3 cr.)
SPA – 299Introduction to Research in Spanish (3 cr.)
SPA – 300Life and Study Abroad (varied course cr.)
SPA – 302Topics in Language and Culture (varied course cr.)
SPA – 303Identities of Spain (3 cr.)
SPA – 304Identities of Latin America (3 cr.)
SPA – 305Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3 cr.)
SPA – 307Spanish in the Community (3 cr.)
SPA – 310Spanish for Social Services (3 cr.)
SPA – 311Spanish for Business (3 cr.)
SPA – 321Language and Society (3 cr.)
SPA – 331Spanish and Latin American Film (3 cr.)
SPA – 332From Page to Stage: experiencing Literature Beyond the Text (3 cr.)
SPA – 335Special Topics in Literature and Culture (3 cr.)
SPA – 336Traveling Home: Literature By/For US Latinas (3 cr.)
SPA – 337Exploring/Constructing Identities in Latin America through Literature, Music and Dance (3 cr.)
SPA – 385Basic Concepts of Spanish Translation (3 cr.)
SPA – 386Advanced Spanish Translation Practice (3 cr.)
SPA – 387Basic Concepts of Interpreting (3 cr.)
SPA – 475Community Internship: Field Hours (0 cr.)
SPA – 476Community Internship: Critical Reflection (0, varied course cr.)
SPA – 498Honors Thesis in Spanish (3 cr.)
SPA – 499Junior and Senior Research in Spanish (varied course cr.)
The 205 requirement is waived for students who place at the 206 level or above.
**Electives cannot be used to satisfy more than one major requirement.
Substitution for Spanish literature courses can be made with the approval of the department head.


Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.