Spanish Language and Literature Major

Students majoring in Spanish language and literature will take a minimum of 10 courses numbered 2001 (Spanish Language and Literature) and higher, to be selected in consultation with the assigned departmental Spanish language and literature major adviser. Heritage speakers of Spanish, who are initially placed in SPAN 2301 ADVANCED FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS, will fulfill the language core requirement with this course and will begin the Spanish language and literature major at this level. (Courses numbered lower than 2001 will not count toward the major.)

All 10 courses for the major must be taken in Spanish and within the department. These courses must include:

CourseTitleCredits
SPAN 2001SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE3
or SPAN 2301 ADVANCED FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
SPAN 2500APPROACHES TO LITERATURE 14
SPAN 3001SPAIN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY4
SPAN 3002LATIN AMERICA: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY4
Select six additional upper-level courses 224
1

A prerequisite for all courses numbered 3000 and above.

2

Or SPAN 2301 ADVANCED FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS, when applicable.

In addition to SPAN 2001 SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (or SPAN 2301 ADVANCED FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS, when applicable), only two more courses can be taken at the 2000 level, and a minimum of six courses, including SPAN 3001 SPAIN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY and SPAN 3002 LATIN AMERICA: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY, must be numbered 3000 and above.

Students who place out of SPAN 2001 SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE or SPAN 2301 ADVANCED FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS of the following will replace them with an upper-level elective course.

The department encourages students to study abroad for one or two semesters. Students who opt to apply for study abroad credits toward their major must have these courses approved by the Spanish language and literature major adviser prior to their going abroad. Students studying abroad for one year may apply up to five study abroad courses toward their major. Students studying abroad for one semester may apply up to four study abroad courses toward their major. Additional study abroad credits accepted by Fordham University may be applied as elective credits toward graduation, but not toward the Spanish major.

Students who exhibit exceptional potential and intellectual curiosity and have a minimum GPA of 3.67 in the major may choose to write a senior thesis for Honors in Spanish language and literature. Students should consult their Spanish major adviser for advice and guidelines on this option early in their junior year.

Availability

The major in Spanish language and literature is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in Spanish language and literature only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.