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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

​Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
SPN 201ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMMUNICATION4
SPN 202ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION4
SPN 203ADVANCED CONVERSATION4
SPN 220INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY ANALYSIS IN SPANISH4
SPN 352SPANISH PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS4
Select three SPN Literature courses, one from three of the following areas:12
Spanish Literature from Middle Ages through Golden Age
Spanish Literature from Enlightenment to present
Latin American Literature from origins through Romanticism
Latin American Literature from Modernism through present
Select two 300-level SPN electives8
Select two 200/300 level SPN electives8

Students whose level of proficiency allows them to begin studying Spanish at DePaul in SPN 202 or higher may substitute 300-level language courses for three 200-level language courses. Heritage speakers of Spanish should take:

Course Title Quarter Hours
SPN 205
ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I 1
SPN 206
ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II 2
SPN 207
ADVANCED CONVERSATION FOR THE HERITAGE SPEAKER 3

Spanish Literature Categories

Category I: Spanish Literature from Middle Ages through Golden Age

Course Title Quarter Hours
SPN 301
SPANISH LITERATURE I : MIDDLE AGES THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE
SPN 308
MEDIEVAL SPANISH LITERATURE
SPN 309
SPANISH BALLAD
SPN 310
GOLDEN AGE POETRY
SPN 311
CERVANTES
SPN 324
THE BIRTH OF THE NOVEL IN SPAIN
SPN 333
GOLDEN AGE THEATER

Category II: Spanish Literature from Enlightenment to Present

Course Title Quarter Hours
SPN 302
SPANISH LITERATURE II: THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE PRESENT
SPN 312
THE SPANISH NOVEL
SPN 313
THE GENERATION OF 1898
SPN 314
CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC LITERATURE
SPN 316
THE HISPANIC ESSAY
SPN 319
CONTEMPORARY POETRY
SPN 332
NINETEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH NOVEL
SPN 339
THE GENERATION OF 1927
SPN 373
AFRO-HISPANIC LITERATURE

Category III: Latin American Literature from Origins through Romanticism

Course Title Quarter Hours
SPN 303
LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE & CULTURE I
SPN 315
MEXICAN LITERATURE
SPN 327
AREA STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
SPN 374
LITERATURE OF THE CONQUEST
SPN 375
LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM INDEPENDENCE TO MODERNISM
SPN 376
SOR JUANA INES DE LA CRUZ
SPN 377
PERUVIAN REALITIES IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY: HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS, VIOLENCE & SOCIAL JUSTICE
SPN 378
FOUNDATIONAL FICTIONS

Category IV: Latin American Literature from Modernism to Present

Course Title Quarter Hours
SPN 304
LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II
SPN 305
LATIN AMERICAN NOVEL
SPN 306
PUERTO RICAN LITERATURE
SPN 314
CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC LITERATURE
SPN 315
MEXICAN LITERATURE
SPN 316
THE HISPANIC ESSAY
SPN 319
CONTEMPORARY POETRY
SPN 321
U.S. LATINO/A WRITERS
SPN 323
REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
SPN 327
AREA STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
SPN 328
MODERN LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE
SPN 329
LATINO GAY AND LESBIAN LITERATURE
SPN 335
U.S. LATINA WRITERS
SPN 373
AFRO-HISPANIC LITERATURE
SPN 377
PERUVIAN REALITIES IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY: HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS, VIOLENCE & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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