Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature
Program Contact: Luis Arata 203-582-8658
The study of Spanish Language and Literature offers a number of advantages. In addition to major cultural benefits, the study of how important populations outside and within our borders communicate from day to day enhances the individual’s value in the workplace.
The program has three components: Spanish language (written and oral); culture of Spain and Latin America; and major literary works in Spanish.
Students undertaking the Spanish major are prepared for careers dependent in part on facility with the language and familiarity with the culture. These include employment in international business, journalism and mass communications, health care, government, education, criminal justice and law, among others. The Spanish major requires completion of 36 credits, with a grade of C or higher. At least 18 credits of the 36 credits required for the major must be completed on campus.
Double majors are encouraged.
The department rewards students who do outstanding work in Spanish language courses with membership in Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish language honor society.
Students who continue the study of a foreign language begun prior to college must take a placement test to be placed at the course level for which they qualify.
Study abroad, especially for students enrolled in the appropriate major/minor program, is encouraged. Quinnipiac facilitates organized opportunities for study abroad, and accepts relevant credit from colleges and universities abroad. Visit the Study Abroad page for additional information.
BA in Spanish Language and Literature Curriculum
In addition to the University Curriculum and the College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Arts Track requirements, students majoring in Spanish Language and Literature must meet the following requirements for graduation:
|Spanish Core Requirements|
|Written and oral fluency in Spanish:|
|Complete the following or their equivalent:||9|
|Advanced Spanish I|
|Advanced Spanish II|
|Advanced Conversation 1|
|Cultural literacy, including a familiarity with Hispanic cultures and fine arts, historical and sociopolitical matters, and/or linguistics:|
|Complete 12 credits in courses on Spanish culture or Spanish American culture taught in Spanish||12|
Possible courses include:
|Culture of Spain|
|History of the Romance Languages|
|Latin American Cultures I|
|Latin American Cultures II|
|The Spanish Caribbean|
|Knowledge of major works of literature written in Spanish:|
|Complete 12 credits in courses on Spanish or Spanish-American literature taught in Spanish||12|
Possible courses include:
|Approaches to Literary Genres|
|Masterpieces of Spanish Literature|
|Spanish American Literature from the Conquest to 1880|
|Spanish American Literature from 1880 to Present|
|Nineteenth Century Literature of Spain|
|Spanish Drama and Poetry of the Golden Age|
|Contemporary Literature in Spanish|
|SP 450||Senior Seminar||3|
This course might be waived for students with demonstrated proficiency in oral Spanish—those students would take 3 additional credits in cultural literacy or knowledge of major works of literature written in Spanish.
Admission Requirements: College of Arts and Sciences
The requirements for admission into the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.
Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective freshmen are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.
For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.