Requirements

Spanish Major Requirements

Requirements consist of successful completion of:

  • Language courses through 210.212 Intermediate Spanish II or 210.213 Advanced Intermediate, or equivalent placement
  • 210.311 Advanced Spanish I, or an additional 215.xxx course or 211.xxx Spanish or Latin American culture course
  • 210.312 Advanced Spanish II, or an additional 215.xxx course or 211.xxx Spanish or Latin American culture course or 210.317 Advanced Composition
  • 215.231 or 215.232 Introduction to Literature in Spanish I or II
  • Five courses from the 215.2xx-215.4xx series, distributed between Spain and Latin America. One of these five courses may be from another department, as long as it is on Latin America or Spain. 210.413 Curso de Perfeccionamiento or 211.280 Latin American Culture or 211.290 Modern Spanish culture may also count as one of these five courses.

Native speakers should consult with the Spanish major adviser. To receive honors in Spanish, you must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a GPA of 3.7 or higher in the major. We strongly recommend that Spanish majors study abroad. Learn more here.

Minoring in Spanish

The Spanish section offers two minors: Spanish language and Hispanic culture and Spanish for the professions. The minor requirements consist of six courses beyond the 210.212 Intermediate level, as explained below. To count toward the minor, all courses must be taught only in Spanish. Students minoring in Spanish language and Hispanic culture should contact Loreto Sánchez-Serrano for advising and junior clearance. Native speakers should consult with the Spanish minor adviser.

We also recommend that Spanish minors study abroad, whether for a semester, a summer, or an intersession. With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies or the director of the Spanish language program, only two Spanish language courses taken abroad (in programs other than Hopkins) or at another institution may be used toward the minor, and only one additional Spanish language course will be approved for credit (but this course will not count toward the minor). Students wishing to transfer credit from language courses taken elsewhere should contact Loreto Sánchez-Serrano for approval. You will be required to take the departmental placement test upon your return to Hopkins as part of the requirements for transferring the credits.

Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture Minor Requirements

Prerequisites

  • 210.212 Intermediate Spanish II or equivalent placement

Requirements

  • 210.311 Advanced Spanish I (students placing out of 210.311 Advanced Spanish I may instead take a 215.xxx literature or 211.xxx culture class)
  • 210.312 Advanced Spanish II or 210.317 Advanced Spanish Composition
  • 215.231 Introduction to Literature in Spanish
  • Three additional courses from the following: 210.413 Curso de perfeccionamiento; 211.280 Modern Latin American Culture; 211.290 Modern Spanish Culture; and any courses from the 215.2xx-215.4xx series (at least one of them must be from the 300-400 level)

Spanish for the Professions Minor Requirements

Prerequisites

  • 210.212 Intermediate Spanish II or equivalent placement

Requirements

  • 210.311 Advanced Spanish I (students placing out of 210.311 Advanced Spanish I should take instead a 215.xxx literature course)
  • 210.312 Advanced Spanish II or 210.316 Conversational Spanish or 210.317 Advanced Spanish Composition
  • One of the following: 210.314 Business Spanish; 210.313 Medical Spanish; 210.315 Legal Spanish
  • 210.411 Curso de traducción para las professions
  • 210.412 Spanish Language Practicum
  • One course from the following: 210.413 Curso de perfeccionamiento; 211.280 Modern Latin American Culture; 211.290 Modern Spanish Culture; or any course from the 215.2xx-215.4xx literature series