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Spanish

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Students 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.

Prerequisites 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.

Option 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.

Option 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.

Residence requirement: A 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.

Honors Concentration. Qualified 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.

Teaching Certificate: Candidates for a secondary school teaching certificate should study the general information about requirements which appears under the Teacher Certification Program in this Bulletin.

A teaching major 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.

Advising. The 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.

Spain 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.

Junior Year Abroad. 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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