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RLL Advising

The Department offers majors in French, Italian, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Spanish.  It offers minors in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Major Advising. Appointments are scheduled online: 
https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/AdvAppts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=RLL
or at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

 

Minor Advising. Students wishing to pursue a minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated  advisor. Appointments are scheduled online: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/advappts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=RLL or at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

Spanish Major

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Fall 2014


A major in Spanish allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the language and a broad knowledge of Hispanic cultures and literatures. Course offerings are grouped into four clusters from which students will select a program of study based on their interests and career plans:

  • Hispanic Communities: For students interested in acquiring a broad knowledge of the diverse societies and cultures in the Spanish-speaking world. Included in this cluster are courses on culture, literature, and cinema throughout Spain and Latin America, as well as community service and internship courses.
  • Communication and Thought: For students who wish to focus on language, linguistics, translation, communication in literature and other media, as well as the relationships between language, religion, society, and politics.
  • Power, Politics, and Cultural Production: For students interested in political and economic issues in the Spanish-speaking world, as expressed in film, literature, and music, historically and in the present-day.
  • Race and Gender: For students who wish to explore issues of gender and race among the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

In selecting courses for a given area of specialization, students should refer to the RLL website and discuss their interests with a department advisor. No specific courses are required, nor is it necessary to declare an area of specialization.

Prerequisites to the Major

SPANISH 277 (or 275 & 276). The prerequisite will be waived for Residential College students who complete one RCLANG 324 readings course in Spanish. Students who complete a second and/or a third RCLANG 324 course will receive major credit for a Spanish elective at the 300 level. For eligible students, SPANISH 278, Spanish for Heritage Language Learners, can be substituted for SPANISH 277.

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 10 courses (30 approved credits), of at least 3 credits each, beyond the prerequisite.

SPANISH 308 does not count toward the major.

Required Courses in SPANISH

  • 12 to 15 credits chosen from SPANISH  courses numbered 279 to 399
  • 15 to 18 credits chosen from SPANISH  courses at the 400 level

Electives/Cognates

  • Approved courses in other fields, if taught in Spanish, may also count as electives in Spanish.
  • Students may count only one of ITALIAN 410 or PORT 415 toward the Spanish major
  • One approved optional cognate course (3 credits), taught in English in the area of Hispanic studies, is allowed. 
  • No more than one Independent Study and one internship course (6 credits) can be included in the major/minor.
  • Students are encouraged to develop a balanced program of study that addresses the cultural production of various countries and historical periods.

Minimum Credit Requirement

Each course to be counted toward the major must be at least 3 credits.

Residence Requirement

A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits for the major must be taken either in residence or through a study-abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Honors Plan

Qualified students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a Spanish major GPA of 3.7 may apply to the Honors plan in Spanish at the beginning of the junior year. To apply students must fill out an application available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll, and submit a copy of their transcript, a one-page statement of purpose, and a sample essay in Spanish. After reviewing the materials, the Honors advisor will interview the applicant to discuss his/her interests and objectives. 

To graduate with an Honors plan, a student must complete the normal requirements for the major in Spanish along with the following requirements:

  1. One additional course in SPANISH (3 credits) at the 400 level.
  2. Composition of a thesis in Spanish (a minimum of 40 pages). The thesis may consist of a critical study relating to Hispanic literature/culture, a creative writing project, or a multi-media project (in which case the page requirement may not apply). The research, planning, and execution will take place during two academic terms. After choosing a faculty member to direct the thesis, the student will enroll in SPANISH 490 and begin researching and drafting the thesis. By the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH 490, the student will submit for a grade a complete bibliography and a prospectus. In the following academic term the student will enroll in SPANISH 491 and complete the thesis. SPANISH 490 and 491 will count within the seven course sequence of 400-level courses for the Honors degree.
  3. A presentation and discussion of the thesis with the director and one or two other faculty members at the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH 491. The Honors student has the option of inviting other students to the event.

Teaching Certificate

Students interested in obtaining a secondary teaching certificate should study the general requirements for professional preparation, which appear under the "Teacher Certification Program" on this website. Specific subject-area requirements for a teaching certificate can be found on the School of Education website at: soe.umich.edu/academics/bachelors_degree_programs/uste

Spanish Major (Winter 2014-Summer 2014) +

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Winter 2014-Summer 2014


A major in Spanish allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the language and a broad knowledge of Hispanic cultures and literatures. Course offerings are grouped into four clusters from which students will select a program of study based on their interests and career plans:

  • Hispanic Communities: For students interested in acquiring a broad knowledge of the diverse societies and cultures in the Spanish-speaking world. Included in this cluster are courses on culture, literature, and cinema throughout Spain and Latin America, as well as community service and internship courses.
  • Communication and Thought: For students who wish to focus on language, linguistics, translation, communication in literature and other media, as well as the relationships between language, religion, society, and politics.
  • Power, Politics, and Cultural Production: For students interested in political and economic issues in the Spanish-speaking world, as expressed in film, literature, and music, historically and in the present-day.
  • Race and Gender: For students who wish to explore issues of gender and race among the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

In selecting courses for a given area of specialization, students should refer to the RLL website and discuss their interests with a department advisor. No specific courses are required, nor is it necessary to declare an area of specialization.

Prerequisites to the Major

SPANISH 277 (or 275 & 276). The prerequisite will be waived for Residential College students who complete one RCLANG 324 readings course in Spanish. Students who complete a second and/or a third RCLANG 324 course will receive major credit for a Spanish elective at the 300 level. For eligible students, SPANISH 278, Spanish for Heritage Language Learners, can be substituted for SPANISH 277.

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 30 approved credits beyond the prerequisite, including:

Required Courses in SPANISH

  • 12 to 15 credits chosen from SPANISH  courses numbered 279 to 399
  • 15 to 18 credits chosen from SPANISH  courses at the 400 level

Electives/Cognates

Approved courses in other fields, if taught in Spanish, may also count as electives in Spanish. Students may count only one of ITALIAN 410 or PORT 415 toward the Spanish major

One approved optional cognate course (3 credits), taught in English in the area of Hispanic studies, is allowed. 

No more than one Independent Study or Internship course (3 credits) can be included in a major. 

Students are encouraged to develop a balanced program of study that addresses the cultural production of various countries and historical periods.

Residence Requirement

A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits for the major must be taken either in residence or through a study-abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Honors Plan

Qualified students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a Spanish major GPA of 3.7 may apply to the Honors program in Spanish at the beginning of the junior year. To apply students must fill out an application available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll, and submit a copy of their transcript, a one-page statement of purpose, and a sample essay in Spanish. After reviewing the materials, the Honors advisor will interview the applicant to discuss his/her interests and objectives. 

To graduate with an Honors major, a student must complete the normal requirements for the major in Spanish along with the following requirements:

  1. One additional course in SPANISH (3 credits) at the 400 level.
  2. Composition of a thesis in Spanish (a minimum of 40 pages). The thesis may consist of a critical study relating to Hispanic literature/culture, a creative writing project, or a multi-media project (in which case the page requirement may not apply). The research, planning, and execution will take place during two academic terms. After choosing a faculty member to direct the thesis, the student will enroll in SPANISH 490 and begin researching and drafting the thesis. By the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH 490, the student will submit for a grade a complete bibliography and a prospectus. In the following academic term the student will enroll in SPANISH 491 and complete the thesis. SPANISH 490 and 491 will count within the seven course sequence of 400-level courses for the Honors degree.
  3. A presentation and discussion of the thesis with the director and one or two other faculty members at the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH 491. The Honors student has the option of inviting other students to the event.

Teaching Certificate

Students interested in obtaining a secondary teaching certificate should study the general requirements for professional preparation, which appear under the "Teacher Certification Program" in this Bulletin. Specific subject-area requirements for a teaching certificate can be found on the School of Education website at: soe.umich.edu/academics/bachelors_degree_programs/uste

Spanish Major (Fall 2012-Fall 2013) +

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Fall 2012-Fall 2013


A major in Spanish allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the language and a broad knowledge of Hispanic cultures and literatures. Course offerings are grouped into four clusters from which students will select a program of study based on their interests and career plans:

  • Hispanic Communities: For students interested in acquiring a broad knowledge of the diverse societies and cultures in the Spanish-speaking world. Included in this cluster are courses on culture, literature, and cinema throughout Spain and Latin America, as well as community service and internship courses.
  • Communication and Thought: For students who wish to focus on language, linguistics, translation, communication in literature and other media, as well as the relationships between language, religion, society, and politics.
  • Power, Politics, and Cultural Production: For students interested in political and economic issues in the Spanish-speaking world, as expressed in film, literature, and music, historically and in the present-day.
  • Race and Gender: For students who wish to explore issues of gender and race among the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

In selecting courses for a given area of specialization, students should refer to the RLL website and discuss their interests with a department advisor. No specific courses are required, nor is it necessary to declare an area of specialization.

Prerequisites to the Major

SPANISH 277 (or 275 & 276). The prerequisite will be waived for Residential College students who complete one RCLANG 324 readings course in Spanish. Students who complete a second and/or a third RCLANG 324 course will receive major credit for a Spanish elective at the 300 level. For eligible students, SPANISH 278, Spanish for Heritage Language Learners, can be substituted for SPANISH 277.

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 30 approved credits beyond the prerequisite, including:

Required Courses in SPANISH

  • 12 to 15 credits chosen from SPANISH  courses numbered 279 to 399
  • 15 to 18 credits chosen from SPANISH  courses at the 400 level

Electives/Cognates

Approved courses in other fields, if taught in Spanish, may also count as electives in Spanish. One approved optional cognate course (3 credits), taught in English in the area of Hispanic studies, is allowed. No more than one Independent Study or Internship course (3 credits) can be included in a major. Students are encouraged to develop a balanced program of study that addresses the cultural production of various countries and historical periods.

Residence Requirement

A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits for the major must be taken either in residence or through a study-abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Honors Plan

Qualified students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a Spanish major GPA of 3.7 may apply to the Honors program in Spanish at the beginning of the junior year. To apply students must fill out an application available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll, and submit a copy of their transcript, a one-page statement of purpose, and a sample essay in Spanish. After reviewing the materials, the Honors advisor will interview the applicant to discuss his/her interests and objectives. 

To graduate with an Honors major, a student must complete the normal requirements for the major in Spanish along with the following requirements:

  1. One additional course in SPANISH (3 credits) at the 400 level.
  2. Composition of a thesis in Spanish (a minimum of 40 pages). The thesis may consist of a critical study relating to Hispanic literature/culture, a creative writing project, or a multi-media project (in which case the page requirement may not apply). The research, planning, and execution will take place during two academic terms. After choosing a faculty member to direct the thesis, the student will enroll in SPANISH 490 and begin researching and drafting the thesis. By the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH 490, the student will submit for a grade a complete bibliography and a prospectus. In the following academic term the student will enroll in SPANISH 491 and complete the thesis. SPANISH 490 and 491 will count within the seven course sequence of 400-level courses for the Honors degree.
  3. A presentation and discussion of the thesis with the director and one or two other faculty members at the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH 491. The Honors student has the option of inviting other students to the event.

 

Teaching Certificate

Students interested in obtaining a secondary teaching certificate should study the general requirements for professional preparation, which appear under the "Teacher Certification Program". Specific subject-area requirements for a teaching certificate can be found on the School of Education website at: soe.umich.edu/academics/bachelors_degree_programs/uste

Spanish major (Fall 2011-Summer 2012) +

 

Effective Fall 2011-Summer 2012 for students entering LSA or the University in Fall 2011 and thereafter

May be elected as a departmental major

A major in Spanish allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the language and a basic knowledge of Hispanic cultures and literatures. All students should consult with a department advisor to develop a program of study that best corresponds to their interests and career plans.

Prerequisites to the Major. SPANISH 277 (or 275 & 276). The prerequisite will be waived for Residential College students who complete one RCLANG 324 readings course in Spanish. Students who complete a second RCLANG 324 course will receive major credit for a Spanish elective at the 300 level.  For eligible students, SPANISH 278, Spanish for Heritage Language Learners, can be substituted for SPANISH 277.

Program of study in a major. A minimum of 30 approved credits beyond the prerequisite, including:

  • 12 to 15 credits chosen from courses numbered 279 to 399
  • 15 to 18 credits chosen at the 400 level

Specific course selections must include four literature courses. Other courses, or "electives in Spanish," may be selected in Hispanic culture, linguistics, and film. Approved courses in other fields, if taught in Spanish, may also count as electives in Spanish (such courses are typically taken abroad). One approved, optional cognate course (3 credits), taught in English in the area of Hispanic studies, is allowed. No more than one Independent Study or Internship course (3 credits) can be included in a major.  Students should consult a department 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 for the major must be taken either in residence or through a study-abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Honors Plan:  Qualified students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a Spanish major GPA of 3.7 may apply to the Honors program in Spanish at the beginning of the junior year. To apply students must fill out an application available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/, and submit a copy of their transcript, a one-page statement of purpose, and a sample essay in Spanish. After reviewing the materials, the Honors advisor will interview the applicant to discuss his/her interests and objectives. To graduate with an Honors major, a student must complete the normal requirements for the major in Spanish along with the following requirements:

  1.  One additional course in SPANISH (3 credits) at the 400 level.
  2. Composition of a thesis in Spanish (a minimum of 40 pages). The thesis may consist of a critical study relating to Hispanic literature/culture, a creative writing project, or a multi-media project (in which case the page requirement may not apply). The research, planning, and execution will take place during two academic terms. After choosing a faculty member to direct the thesis, the student will enroll in SPANISH 490 and begin researching and drafting the thesis. By the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH 490, the student will submit for a grade a complete bibliography and a prospectus. In the following academic term the student will enroll in SPANISH 491 and complete the thesis. SPANISH 490 and 491 will count within the seven course sequence of 400-level courses for the Honors degree.
  3. A presentation and discussion of the thesis with the director and one or two other faculty members at the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH 491. The Honors student has the option of inviting other students to the event.

Advising. Advising appointments are scheduled at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

 

Study Abroad Program. The University of Michigan sponsors semester/year abroad programs at host universities in Latin America and Spain: Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina, Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; and Seville, Spain. In addition, the university sponsors summer abroad programs in Salamanca, Spain, and in Guanajuato, Mexico. Information about these programs is available at the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS), G155 Angell Hall, (734) 764-4311. See also the chapter "International Programs" in this Bulletin. For information on study abroad programs sponsored by other universities, as well as guidelines for choosing programs, refer to the study-abroad section of the Romance Language web page, www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/.

Teaching Certificate. Students interested in obtaining a secondary teaching certificate should study the general requirements for professional preparation, which appear under the "Teacher Certification Program" in this Bulletin. Specific subject-area requirements for a teaching certificate can be found on the School of Education website at: soe.umich.edu/academics/bachelors_degree_programs/uste  

Spanish concentration (Fall 2002-Summer 2011) +

Effective Date for concentration change: September 3, 2002 

Requirements for Students who enter LSA or the university in Fall 2011 and thereafter


Effective Date for Honors concentration: September 3, 2002


Effective Date for TC: March 22, 2001

 

Spanish

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

A concentration in Spanish allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the language and a basic knowledge of Hispanic cultures and literatures. All students should consult with a concentration advisor to develop a program of study that best corresponds to their interests and career plans.

Prerequisites to concentration:

SPANISH 275 and 276. For eligible students, SPANISH 290, Spanish for Heritage Language Learners, may be substituted for SPANISH 275. Students who complete SPANISH 290 will also be exempted from SPANISH 276 if they go on to complete SPANISH 310, Advanced Grammar and Composition. Both prerequisites, SPANISH 275 and 276, will be waived for Residential College students who complete one RCLANG 324 readings course in Spanish. Students who complete a second RCLANG 324 course will receive concentration credit for a Spanish elective at the 300 level.

Concentration Program:

A minimum of 30 approved credits at the 300 and 400 levels. At least 15 of those credits must be taken at the 400-level. Specific course selections must include two literature courses at the 300 level (6 credits) and two literature courses at the 400 level (6 credits). Other courses, or "electives in Spanish," may be selected in Hispanic culture, linguistics, and film. Approved courses in other fields, if taught in Spanish, may also count as electives in Spanish (such courses are typically taken abroad). One approved, optional cognate course (3 credits), taught in English in the area of Hispanic studies, is allowed. 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 a Spanish concentration GPA of 3.7 may apply to the Honors program in Spanish at the beginning of the junior year. To apply students must fill out an application available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/, and submit a copy of their transcript, a one-page statement of purpose, and a sample essay in Spanish. After reviewing the materials, the Honors advisor will interview the applicant to discuss his/her interests and objectives. To graduate with an Honors concentration, a student must complete the normal concentration requirements in Spanish along with the following requirements:

  1. One additional course in SPANISH (3 credits) at the 400 level.
  2. Composition of a thesis in Spanish (a minimum of 40 pages). The thesis may consist of a critical study relating to Hispanic literature/culture, a creative writing project, or a multi-media project (in which case the page requirement may not apply). The research, planning, and execution will take place during two academic terms. After choosing a faculty member to direct the thesis, the student will enroll in SPANISH 490 and begin researching and drafting the thesis. By the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH 490, the student will submit for a grade a complete bibliography and a prospectus. In the following academic term the student will enroll in SPANISH 491 and complete the thesis. SPANISH 490 and 491 will count within the seven course sequence of 400-level courses for the Honors degree.
  3. A presentation and discussion of the thesis with the director and one or two other faculty members at the end of the term in which the student elects SPANISH 491. The Honors student has the option of inviting other students to the event.

  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 3 credits in literature and a culture/civilization course (SPANISH 340 or 341). The remaining 18 to 21 credits must be selected at the 400 level, including two linguistics courses (chosen among SPANISH 405, 410, 411, and 414). SPANISH 413 must be elected as EDCURINS 455 and will not count as part of the 30 required Spanish credits.

Advising.

Advising appointments are scheduled at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

 

Spanish concentration (March 22, 2001-Sept. 3, 2002) +

 

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 - Spanish for Heritage Learners - 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 Quijot e. 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 one approved 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]. 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 a Spanish concentration GPA of 3.5 may apply to the Honors program in Spanish at the beginning of the junior year. To apply students must submit a copy of their transcript, a one-page statement of purpose, and a sample essay in Spanish. After reviewing the materials, the Honors advisor will interview the applicant to discuss his/her interests and objectives. To graduate with an Honors concentration, a student must complete the normal concentration requirements in Spanish along with the following requirements:

  1. One additional course in Spanish (3 credits) at the 400 level.
  2. Composition of a thesis in Spanish (a minimum of 40 pages). The thesis may consist of a critical study relating to Hispanic literature/culture, a creative writing project, or a multi-media project (in which case the page requirement may not apply). The research, planning, and execution will take place during two academic terms. After choosing a faculty member to direct the thesis, the student will enroll in Spanish 490 and begin researching and drafting the thesis. By the end of the term in which the student elects 490, the student will submit for a grade a complete bibliography and a prospectus. In the following academic term the student will enroll in Spanish 491 and complete the thesis. Spanish 490 and 491 will count within the seven course sequence of 400-level courses for the Honors degree.
  3. A presentation and discussion of the thesis with the director and one or two other faculty members at the end of the term in which the student elects Spanish 491. The Honors student has the option of inviting other students to the event.

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 3 credits in literature and a culture/civilization course (Spanish 340 or 341). The remaining 18 to 21 credits must be selected at the 400 level, including two linguistics courses (chosen among Spanish 405, 410, 411, and 414). Spanish 413 must be elected as Ed D455 Teaching Methods and will not count as part of the 30 required Spanish credits.

effective date for Honors concentration and TC: March 22, 2001 

Spanish concentration (Fall 2000-March 22, 2001) +

 

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 remaining course selections must include 6 to 9 credits at the 300 level and 6 to 9 credits at the 400 level.

 


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