Spanish Major Requirements
The requirements for the major can be found in the University of Iowa General Catalog.
Course progression through the Spanish major levels:
Students who are just beginning a Spanish major (or minor) should start with the courses numbered SPAN:2000 - SPAN:2999 (035:102 - 035:114). These are the courses which introduce students to work in the Spanish major and minor. Any of these courses can be taken as a first course after completing the General Education Program sequence in Spanish language, or equivalent. These are "5th semester" courses, that is, courses which students may earn FLIP credits. Students must take at least one course in this range before progressing to the next level. In the usual case, students take two or three courses in this range.
The great majority of Spanish major level courses are in the range SPAN:3000 - SPAN:3999 (035:115 to 035:169). The general prerequisite for courses in this range is at least one course in Spanish in the range SPAN:2000 - SPAN:2999. Of the 12 courses required for the Spanish major, probably six to seven of the courses will be at this level.
- The best time to do study abroad is when you are at this level. Study abroad programs which require the equivalent of 5 to 6 previous college semesters of Spanish are at this level, and this will give you a solid foundation for completing the courses at the most advanced level when you return to campus.
The most advanced undergraduate courses are those numbered SPAN:4000 - SPAN:4998 (035:170 - 035:198). These are courses which students should plan on taking in their last two semesters of registration. These courses generally require a research paper, and they are also open to graduate students in Spanish at the M.A. level. In general, literature courses at this level have as a prerequisite at least two previous Spanish literature courses, one of which should be SPAN:3300 or higher; linguistics courses at this level generally have as a prerequisite at least one linguistics course in the range SPAN:3000 - SPAN:3999. Some courses may have more specific prerequisites.
Approved courses for undergraduate major
in related departments (subject to 6 s.h. limit on courses from other departments)
113:117 The Maya
113:130 Archaeology of the Iberian Peninsular
113:131 Latin American Economy and Society
113:163 Archaeology of Mesoamerica
113:166 The Aztecs, their Predecessors, and their Contemporaries
1H:105 Art of Pre-Columbian America
36:152 Latin American Media
16A:113 Latino Immigration
16W:106 Society and Revolution in Cuba
16W 107 History of Mexico
16W:110 Topics in Latin American History
16W:111 Colonial Latin America
16W:112 Introduction to Modern Latin America
16W:114 Latin America and the U.S.: The Historical Perspective
16W:115 Latin American Revolution
16W:116 Dictatorships of Latin America
187:142 Introduction to Caribbean Studies
25:104 Music of Latin America & the Caribbean
103:100 Introduction to Linguistics
103:110 Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics
103:112 Phonological Analysis
103:150 Language and Gender
30:144 Latin American Government
30:145 Latin American Political Parties
Teaching & Learning (College of Education)
07S:116 Learning to Teach Second Languages I