Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Degree Requirements

Effective fall 2016

The Spanish program is restructuring both the major and minor to give students a greater ability to shape their course of study according to their interests. 

Starting in fall 2016, students who declare a Spanish literature major or minor on Locus are automatically enrolled in the new major/minor. 

Students who have already declared their major or minor will not be automatically upgraded to the new requirements. If you want to switch to the new format, see below for details on how to update your registration.

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NEW SPANISH MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
(Starting in Fall 2016)

Spanish 250 and 251 

         OR Spanish 252 and 253 (for native speakers)

Spanish 270

Spanish 271 (Spain) OR Spanish 272 (Latin America)

Any six courses at the 300 level, of which:

-       One must focus exclusively on Latin America

-       One must focus exclusively on Spain

(10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours).

 

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NEW SPANISH LITERATURE MINOR REQUIREMENTS 

(Starting in Fall 2016)

 

Spanish 250 and 251 

         OR Spanish 252 and 253 (for native speakers)

Spanish 270

Spanish 271 (Spain) OR Spanish 272 (Latin America)

Any two courses at the 300 level

(6 courses for a total of 18 credit hours).

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All majors are asked to complete a e-portfolio prior to graduation for evaluative purposes. Students are encouraged to include a variety of representative assignments from their Spanish courses (syllabi, papers, exams, media files), as well as materials from creative projects, foreign travel, study abroad, or internships. Students are also requested to prepare a brief (1-2 pages) personal statement in Spanish assessing their learning experiences in the major. Students will be responsible for assembling, updating, revising, and presenting their e-portfolios.  Please contact Dr. Olympia Gonzalez at ogonzal@luc.edu with an questions about the Spanish e-portfolio requirements. 

Please note: Students who declared a Spanish major or minor prior to the fall of 2016 will maintain the requirements of the major at the time declared. Visit THIS WEBSITE to view those requirements. 

Students who wish to “update” their Spanish major/minor in order to graduate under the new requirements must, after the start of the 2016 fall semester, drop the Spanish major/minor and immediately declare it again. Don’t try to do this right away; it will not be possible until after the new major/minor format has been introduced at the start of the fall semester.

 

QUESTIONS? Please contact us. 

For questions regarding the Spanish major and minors, contact Dr. Ana Rodriguez Navas at arodrigueznavas@luc.edu.

Students with prior knowledge of Spanish: Please see information regarding the placement exam before registering for a class.

Majors and minors cannot register directly for 300-level courses. This procedure ensures proper advisement and placement of students. Prior to registration, a student must receive permission to enroll in 300-level courses from the instructors or his/her Spanish faculty advisor.

Portfolio Requirement

A senior Capstone E-Portfolio is required for graduation. Click here at the beginning of your major for details.

Teacher Education Requirements

Eleven courses totaling 33 credits, excluding 101–104, and including Advanced Spanish Grammar, Culture and Civilization, and either Linguistics 120 or 125.

Departmental Honors

Students graduating with departmental honors take one Honors Tutorial (Spanish 399) and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, in addition to the above requirements.

Spanish 395 (Spanish Internship)

Please see the SPAN 395 Spanish Internship description for information about the course.