Prerequisites for declaring the major
|Basic Level (2 courses, 6 credits)||Credits|
|- Spanish 0020 Conversation||3|
|- Spanish 0025 Grammar and Composition||3|
|Mid Level (6 courses, 20 credits)||Credits|
|- Spanish 0050 Hispanic Civilizations||3|
|- Spanish 0055 Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies||3|
|- Portuguese 0001 Elementary Portuguese||5|
|- Spanish 1400 Latin American Literature||3|
|- Spanish 1600 Spanish Literature||3|
|- any Spanish 1300-level course except 1303||3|
|Upper Level (4 courses, 12 credits)||Credits|
|- Spanish 1303 Senior Capstone Seminar||3|
- Three electives from the following course series: 14XX, 16XX, 17XX, 18XX , or Portuguese 0002 (no more than one course in any one of the above series will count towards the major requirement).
These courses include, for example, Colonial Literature and Cultures, Latin American Novel, U.S. Latino Literature and Film, African Presence in Hispanic Literature and Culture, Don Quixote, Modern Spanish Novel and Film, etc.
Spanish 0055 (Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies) satisfies this requirement.
Students must maintain an average grade of C or higher in all department courses. No course with a grade below “C” will count towards the major requirements.
Satisfactory/Audit optionMajors may take one required course on a S/NC basis.
Students must complete a 12-credit related area or minor in order to fulfill A&S graduation requirements. Many students in the department do this by taking additional courses in Portuguese, or a certificate program in, for example, the Center for Latin American Studies, the West European Studies Program, the Film Studies Program, and the Global Studies Program, or a second major or minor in another field.
Double majors, dual degrees and CLAS certificates
Students who have declared an additional major or pursue a dual degree need to take need to take only three upper level courses –one of which must be the Span 1303–instead of four. The CLAS Field trip to LA can be taken in lieu of one upper level elective.
18 credits in residenceTo complete the Spanish major, students are required to take in residence at the University of Pittsburgh a minimum of eighteen (18) credits of the thirty eight (38) required for the major.
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