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Spanish and Portuguese Degrees

First- and Second-Year Preparation

Spanish Major Prerequisite or Co-Requisite Knowledge (6)  
Majors must complete the following 2 courses. These hours do not contribute to the minimum number of hours required for the major. Majors must complete SPAN 324 in order to go on to advanced-level Spanish classes.  
Intermediate Composition and Grammar. Satisfied by:  
Grammar and Composition  
Intermediate Conversation. Satisfied by:  
Intermediate Spanish Conversation  
Spanish Major Introductory Knowledge. Majors must complete the following 2 courses:  
Textual Analysis and Critical Reading. Satisfied by:  
SPAN 340 Textual Analysis and Critical Reading (3)  
Transatlantic Hispanic Cultures. Satisfied by:  
SPAN 346 Transatlantic Hispanic Cultures (3)  

Requirements for the B.A. Major

Spanish Major Core Knowledge and Skills (26)  
Majors must complete at least 1 course (3 hours) in each of following areas:  
Literature: Peninsular Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):  
Hispanic Studies: _____  
Special Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture: _____  
Medieval Spanish Studies: _____  
Early Modern Spanish Studies: _____  
Nineteenth Century Spanish Studies: _____  
Twentieth Century Spanish Studies: _____  
Literature: Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):  
Hispanic Studies: _____  
Special Topics Latin American Literature and Cultures: _____  
Colonial Spanish-American Studies: _____  
Nineteenth Century Spanish-American Studies: _____  
Twentieth Century Spanish-American Studies: _____  
National Traditions in Spanish America: _____  
Language: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar. Satisfied by:  
SPAN 424 Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar (3)  
Language: Advanced Spanish language or linguistics. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):  
Spanish Phonetics  
Spanish Language and Culture for Business  
Structure of Spanish  
Advanced Studies in Spanish Language: _____  
Studies in Hispanic Linguistics: _____  
Language: Advanced language, linguistics, or Portuguese. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):  
Structure of Spanish  
Advanced Studies in Spanish Language: _____  
Studies in Hispanic Linguistics: _____  
Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese I  
Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese II  
Intensive Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese  
Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures  
Textual Analysis and Critical Reading  
Brazilian Studies: _____  
Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Business  
Studies in Brazilian Film: _____  
Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese Conversation  
Special Readings in Brazilian Studies  
Studies in Brazilian Culture and Civilization: _____  
Studies in Brazilian Literature: _____  
Advanced Brazilian Portuguese Conversation  
Intensive Advanced Portuguese  
Portuguese Phonetics and Phonology  
Textual Analysis and Critical Reading  
Brazilian Studies: _____  
Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Business  
Survey of Portuguese Literature  
Studies in Brazilian Film: _____  
Advanced Conversation. Satisfied by:  
SPAN 428 Advanced Spanish Conversation (2)  
Spanish Major Required Electives. Majors must complete 2 additional courses (6 hours) from the following courses: any Spanish 400+ or 500-level course (literature, language or culture), or PORT 212 or higher (except PORT 300 and PORT 611) (6 credit hours).  
Spanish Major Capstone: Literature Colloquium. Majors must complete 1 (3 hour) capstone course in literature. Satisfied by 1 of the following (3 credit hours):  
Colloquium on Hispanic Studies: _____  
Colloquium on Spanish Film  
Colloquium on Latin American Film  

Majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Please see your advisor about this opportunity.

Major Hours & Major GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Major Hours
Satisfied by 32 hours of major courses.

Major Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Major Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Major Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the major. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.


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The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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