For a 30-credit major in Spanish, students complete the following:
|SPAN 2220||Topics in Language and Culture 1||3|
|or SPAN 2220H||Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers|
|SPAN 3245||Analysis and Interpretation of Hispanic Literature||3|
|SPAN 4999||Capstone Seminar 2||3|
|Select one course from each of the following areas:||9|
|Area 1: Peninsular (Spanish) Literature and Culture|
|Spanish Civilization and Culture|
|Remembering the Spanish Civil War Through Contemporary Literature and Film|
|Glory, Splendor, and Decay: Spanish Golden Age Literature|
|20th Century Spanish Literature|
|Contemporary Spanish Theatre|
|The Spanish Novel|
|Area 2: Latin American Literature and Culture|
|Popular Culture in Latin America|
|Cuban Film: A Close Look at the Revolution|
|Culture, Civilization, and Literature in the Spanish-American Caribbean Region|
|Dictatorships and Revolutionary Movements in Contemporary Latin America|
|Images of Latin American Indians|
|Area 3: Linguistics, Translation Studies, and Spanish for Special Purposes|
|Spanish and English in Contrast|
|Career-Oriented Spanish for Business|
|Career-Oriented Spanish for Nursing and Health Studies|
|Introduction to Spanish Linguistics|
|Translation Theory and Practice: Spanish and English|
|Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World|
|Select 4 additional 2000- or 3000-level Spanish courses||12|
Students who self-identify as Spanish heritage speakers during the placement process will take SPAN 2220H. Students who received their high school education in Spanish, in a Spanish-speaking country, may not take SPAN 2220. However, they must still take 30 credits for the major or 15 credits for the minor.
Students must take this course during the fall semester of their senior year.
- SPAN 2220 Topics in Language and Culture or SPAN 2220H Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers is a prerequisite for all subsequent Spanish classes. After taking SPAN 2220 or SPAN 2220H, students may take all remaining 2000-level courses (required and elective) at any time and in any order.
SPAN 3245 Analysis and Interpretation of Hispanic Literature is a prerequisite for all other 3000-level classes.
Spanish Majors must take at least three 4000-level courses, including the capstone.
All of the above required courses, except the four additional electives, must be taken at Fairfield University and not abroad. Courses taken abroad will count as electives.
Some three-credit internships may be applied toward one of the four elective courses.
Major requirements may include approved courses from study abroad partners, and ultimately the final approval for said courses resides with the Spanish Faculty. Please consult with a Spanish faculty member before registering for courses abroad. Students are encouraged to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country. In order to have courses taken abroad count toward the Spanish major or minor, two conditions must be met:
- The courses are taught entirely in Spanish.
- The content is related to some aspect of Latin American or Spanish culture, history, linguistics, politics, or literature.
Magis Core Curriculum
Beginning with the Class of 2023, all undergraduate students will be required to complete the Magis Core Curriculum. Please refer to the Curricula section of this undergraduate catalog for a detailed explanation of the Magis Core.