Advising for Spanish Major and Minor

Language Head: Mariana Valenzuela

Sample Schedule for students who wish to major in Spanish and have not studied Spanish before.*  

Note: All Spanish courses at the 100 and 200 levels are usually offered both fall and spring semesters.

  Fall Spring
1st year SPAN 101 (does not count toward major) SPAN 102 (4)
2nd year SPAN 201 (4) SPAN 202 (4)
3rrd year SPAN 300 (4) (any) † Study Abroad (12)
4th year

SPAN 300/400 (8)

SPAN 490 Senior Capstone (2)

SPAN 400 (4)

SPAN 491 Senior Capstone (2)

Total 44 credits  

* Students with previous study in Spanish will enter the sequence as determined by the language placement test. 

† While only a semester of Study Abroad is required for the major, we encourage students to study abroad for a full year. If they do so, one of the upper-division Spanish course requirements is waived.

Please see A&S Catalog for a full explanation of the requirements for the major in Spanish.

Minor in Spanish

Sample course sequence for student with no previous study in Spanish* †

  Fall Spring
Year One SPAN 101 SPAN 102
Year Two SPAN 201 SPAN 202
Year Three SPAN 300 Δ (any) SPAN 300 (any)
Year Four SPAN 300 (any)  
Total 24-25 Credits  

* Students with previous study in Spanish will enter the sequence at the level determined by the language placement test.

Δ One of the three 300-level Spanish courses must be an “experiential” course. See catalog for a list of applicable courses.

† While no Study Abroad is required for the Minor in Spanish, we encourage students to spend a semester abroad. If they do so, the upper-division experiential course requirement is waived

Please see catalog for a full explanation of the requirements for the minor in Spanish.