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Spanish Major & Minor Requirements

Spanish Major & Minor Requirements

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 2017-2018 

60 units minimum
All courses must be completed in Spanish, taken for a letter grade and may not be used towards any 
other major or minor. All core courses must be taken at Stanford (1, 2, and 3 listed below).
Students are advised to take core courses before 200-level courses.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed SPANLANG 101 or 102 or have successfully tested 
above this level through the Language Center.
 
1. Writing in the Major (WIM)
Majors must take one course for 5 units to fulfill the WIM requirement.
ILAC 277: Spanish and Society: Cultures of Salsa (Autumn)
 
2. Core Courses in Culture, History, and Civilization
Choose one. Must be taken at least 4 units:
ILAC 130: Introduction to Iberia: Cultural Perspectives (Autumn) (5 units)
ILAC 131: Introduction to Latin America: Cultural Perspectives (Winter) (5 units)
 
3. Senior Seminar
ILAC 277: Spanish and Society: Cultures of Salsa (Autumn) (5 units)
 
4. Electives
• Additional 100- or 200-level ILAC courses. 
• Up to 15 units of pre-approved coursework from Stanford study abroad programs in Madrid or Santiago. A course abroad taught by a core member of the ILAC faculty does not count against this limit. 
• Up to 5 units of pre-approved coursework from outside ILAC.
• Up to three courses of SPANLANG at the second year level or above. i.e. SPANLANG 11C, 11R, 12C, 12R, 13C, 13R, 21B, 22B, 23B, 101 and 102.
 
5. Oral Proficiency Interview
In addition to the course requirements listed above, all majors must test their proficiency in Spanish through the Language Center by winter quarter of their senior year. Students must receive a notation of at least "Advanced Mid".
 
 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS 2017-2018 

6 courses minimum: 23 units or beyond
All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
AP credit and Transfer credit from other Universities do not count towards this minor. 
1. A 100- or 200-level course in ILAC with a significant component of 
Iberian literature, film, or other cultural texts.
 
2. A 100- or 200-level course in ILAC with a significant component of 
Latin American literature, film, or other cultural texts.
 
3. Any additional 100- or 200-level courses in literature and culture 
to complete the required 23 units and six courses. 
• Up to three courses of second-year Spanish language (not including conversational courses) or above may count towards the degree: SPANLANG 11C, 11R, 12C, 12R, 13C, 13R, 21B, 22B, 23B, 101 and 102.
• One 3-5 unit (5 units maximum) course on a related topic from another department. 
• Thinking Matters if taught partially by a member of the ILAC faculty.
• Up to 2 courses from abroad may count: 1 literature course and/or 1 language course. A literature or culture course taught by a core member of the ILAC faculty abroad does not count against this limit.
 
Bing Overseas Studies
OSPMADRD: Madrid
Autumn Quarter
46: Drawing with Four Spanish Masters
83: Narrating the Nation
Winter Quarter
45: Women in Art
Spring Quarter
43: The Jacobean Star Way and Europe
61: Society and Cultural Change
22: Spain on Stage**
 
OSPSANTG: Santiago
Autumn Quarter
68: The Emergence of Nations in Latin America
116X: Modernization and its Discontents
Spring Quarter
14: Women Writers of Latin America in the 20th Century
22: Chile - Another “End of the World”?**
68: The Emergence of Nations in Latin America
Summer Quarter
118X: Artistic Expression in Latin America
 
**Taught by Stanford faculty
 
All BOSP courses listed here may count towards the ILAC major, the Spanish major, and the Spanish minor with the approval of the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.
 
 

 

Contact

Chair of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Lisa Surwillo
surwillo@stanford.edu
Building 260, Room 222

Denise Winters
Undergraduate Student Services
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 260
Pigott Hall, Rm. 128
Stanford, CA 94305-2005
denisew1@stanford.edu

DOWNLOAD
ILAC Spanish Major Worksheet 17-18.docx
ILAC Spanish Minor Worksheet 17-18.docx
Spanish Major Flyer 17-18.pdf
Spanish Minor Flyer 17-18.pdf

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