be elected as a departmental concentration program
may fulfill a concentration in Spanish by selecting one of two
programs of study: Option A, Hispanic Literature,
or Option B, Hispanic Studies.
Option A is recommended for students with primary interests
in literary studies. Option B is recommended for students interested
in linguistics, cultural, or interdisciplinary studies. Both
options provide students with opportunities to develop language
proficiency and to expand their knowledge of Hispanic cultures.
to concentration: Spanish
101 through 275 and 276. For eligible students, 290(307) - Spanish
for U.S. Latinos - may be substituted for 275. Both prerequisites,
275 and 276, will be waived for Residential College students
who complete one RC Core 324 readings course in Spanish. Students
who complete a second RC Core 324 course will receive concentration
credit for a Spanish elective at the 300 level.
A. Hispanic Literature: Thirty approved
credits beyond the prerequisites, consisting of 12 credits at
the 300 level and 18 credits at the 400 level. At the 300 level,
at least nine credits must be completed in Spanish and/or Latin-American
literature. At the 400 level, at least 12 credits must be selected
in literature, including Spanish 459, Don Quijote. One
linguistics course at the 400 level is also required. Additional
credits at the 300 and 400 levels may be selected in Hispanic
culture, linguistics, film, and/or one approved course taught
in English in the field of Hispanic Studies. Students should
consult a concentration advisor and develop a balanced program
of study that includes coursework in literature from various
countries and historical periods.
B. Hispanic Studies: Thirty approved
credits beyond the prerequisites, including 12 credits at the
300 level and 18 credits at the 400 level. Coursework at both
the 300 and 400 levels may be selected in Hispanic culture, literature,
linguistics, and film, and may include once course taught in
English in the field of Hispanic Studies. At least one course
in Iberian or Latin-American civilization and culture is required
[Spanish 340, 341, 375, or 376]. Course selections must also
include at least six credits in literature at the 300 level and
at least six credits in literature at the 400 level. Students
should consult a concentration advisor and develop a balanced
program of study that includes the cultural production of various
countries and historical periods.
minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either
in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with
the University of Michigan.
students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and Spanish Concentration
GPA of 3.5 may be admitted to the Honors program in Spanish at
the beginning of the junior year. Admission to the program is
by application to the Honors undergraduate advisor. Students
are required to take Spanish 391 and 392 Junior Honors Courses
(as two of the three required courses for Spanish concentration),
and Spanish 490 and 491 Senior Honors Courses (as two of the
six required 400-level courses for Spanish concentration) during
their senior year. Spanish Honors courses may be taken as independent
studies with Spanish Faculty or as additional requirement agreed
upon with the professors of Spanish 371 through 388, so that
students register in the courses as Spanish 391 or 392. Upon
completion of Spanish 391 and 392 the students enroll in Senior
Honors 490 and 491 during both terms of their senior year, and
seek out a member of the Spanish professorial staff to guide
their studies. Honors seniors complete two principal tasks under
the guidance of their tutor: intensive preparation for the Honors
oral examination, and the writing of a senior thesis, normally
produced in Span 491. The thesis (a forty-page essay) is submitted
and the oral examination taken near the end of the senior year.
In the oral examination the thesis must be defended by the Honors
concentrator. Honors students are expected to complete the requirements
for concentration in Spanish.
for a secondary school teaching certificate should study the
general information about requirements which appears under the
Teacher Certification Program in this Bulletin.
in Spanish requires 30 credits beyond Spanish
276. From 9 to 12 credits must be selected at the 300 level,
including at least three credits in literature and a culture/civilization
course (Spanish 340, 341, 375, or 376). The remaining 18 to 21
credits must be selected at the 400 level, including Spanish
411, 412, Romance Linguistics 414, and six credits in literature.
A teaching minor in Spanish requires 21 credits beyond Spanish
275, including 276 and 412. The remiaing course selections must
include 6 to 9 credits at the 300 level and 6 to 9 credits at
the 400 level.
concentration advisors are Professors F. Casa, A. Anderson, J.
Arroyo, L. Suarez, A. Herrero, J. Highfill, and J. Sanjinés.
Professor O. Gallego is the advisor for candidates for a secondary
school teaching certificate. Appointments through the department
secretary in 4108 MLB.
Summer Study Program. The
University of Michigan sponsors a six-week program during the
Summer half term in Spain for second and third year courses.
Information about this program is available at the Office of
International Programs G513 Michigan Union, 764-4311. See
also International Programs in this chapter of the Bulletin.
The University of Michigan jointly sponsors a Junior Year Abroad
in Spain (University of Seville) with Cornell University and
the University of Pennsylvania. A Junior Year Abroad in Chile
(Catholic University of Chile) and Quito is sponsored jointly
with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Information about these program and other study abroad opportunities
is available at the Office of International Programs, G513 Michigan
Union, 764-4311. See also International Programs in this chapter
of the Bulletin.
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